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Hematoma in groin area due to catheter, dispersed blood with pressure. Still pain and swelling. Suggestions for comfort ?

Hi, My Husband had a Heart attach on 12-14-12. They put 2 stints in the (S) artery . They had a hard time removing the catheter in the groin area. He had gotten a hematoma in that area. It took over 2 hrs with the process of applying pressure to disperse the blood. He still has some pain and a little swelling down in the groin area. Do you have some sugestions for comfort. Maybe heat or cold compress or walking?
Asked On : Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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Hi thanks for your question.
Haematoma is common complication of catheter insertion or removal.
You can apply hot sponging to the haematoma.
He may need prophylectic antbiotic to prevent haematoma from getting infected.Local application of heparin ointment such as thromnphob or lioten gel will help in resolving the haematoma fast.
For pain he can use pain killer as prescribed by his/her Doctor.
Hope this answers your question.
Answered: Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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