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Back pain after angiogram procedure - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :I had an angiogram on the 22nd of December. I have been having severe back pain beginning about the second day after the procedure. i also am still very tender around the site. Is this ok?
Doctor :   hello
User :   pls answer my question
User :   thank you
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   47 and a female
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   well i will tell you that within 2 weeks of a major surgery
Doctor :   having pain is normal
Doctor :   you should see your physician
Doctor :   who can prescribe you pain medications
User :   should I be worried that i have severe back pain?>
User :   i don't wnat to take pain meds, if the pain would be considered normal than I am ok with that. Why would I have back pain from an angiogram
Doctor :   is this the first time you having this type of pain ?
User :   to this degree yes, i but it seems to be worse now
User :   again, why back pain after an angiogram -
Doctor :   is the pain constant ?
Doctor :   or it comes and goes?
User :   comes and goes in severity
Doctor :   ok well usually after a angiogram patients do experience backache
Doctor :   but in your case i see
Doctor :   its been more than 2 weeks
Doctor :   in that case you would have to see a physician
User :   is it emergent? should i be worried
Doctor :   the cause of worry cannot be assessed unless you get it examined , BUT yes its something that you should do it as soon as possible
User :   thank you
Doctor :   your most welcome
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