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- by em.frost Mar 9When a patient has an angio, about 8 hours post procedure, should the site feel hard or soft?
- Mar 10 by turnforthenurseRNThe site should always be nice and soft. If it isn't, I would suspect a hematoma or a pseudo aneurysm. Was the patient c/o pain? What were their vitals like?
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- Mar 10 by Esme12It should be soft and feel like the other groin.....if you have a question please seek the opinion of your charge or supervisor...if you are a patient we cannot offer medical advice...please call your nurse or PCP
- Mar 10 by Nurse_It should be soft, a little tender but definitely not hard.
- May 9 by dianahThere may be a small hematoma, which will be felt as a bump under the skin, near the site.
This should recede in time.
Otherwise, yes, the site should be soft and similar to the opposite groin.
- May 12 by dandk1997RNQuote from em.frostAs others have said, soft, not puffy, a little tender maybe but if it is very sore, assess further for pseudoaneurysm and hematoma. Sometimes I can't feel anything but the pts severe pain on palpation has clued me in to probs. definitely look at the other groin- they should look virtually the same with the exception of the dressing and maybe a little bruising.When a patient has an angio, about 8 hours post procedure, should the site feel hard or soft?