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Catheterization - When to Call the Doctor

When to Call Your Doctor


Call your doctor if you experience any of the following:


   Worsening or unresolved chest discomfort

   Excessive fatigue

   Fever over 100 degrees or chills

   Pain, swelling, discomfort, redness or drainage at the                 insertion site

   Severe pain, discoloration or cold sensation of the arm or leg used for the procedure

   Blood in your urine or black, tarry stools

   Any other symtoms you may questions


Bleeding from the site



If you experience significant bleeding from your insertion site at the groin, you or a family member should apply direct pressure with your fist and seek immediate medical attention. If you have bleeding at the hand or arm site, apply pressure with your fingers or the palm of your hand and seek immediate medical attention.


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