I have a multi colored bruise after heart ablation

Compression Stockings . 5 answers . 3 years ago

I have a big multi color bruise from cardiac ablation but it seems to be traveling down my leg and I have some swelling as well. Is this normal?

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3 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Speak to you provider but bruising after this procedure can happen. You have the wrong website however cardiac problems are not usually treated by MDs who treat varicose veins.
Michael D. Ingegno

3 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Speak to you provider but bruising after this procedure can happen. You have the wrong website however cardiac problems are not usually treated by MDs who treat varicose veins.
Michael D. Ingegno


3 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

After any vein/arterial access, patients can develop bruising or a hematoma at the access site. The multi color you describe could be a normal part of the healing process and it "drifts" down the leg due to gravity when you are upright. This is usually a limited area. However, if it is swollen, painful and not resolving, you should be seen by your cardiologist.
Compression hose may help support the area while healing and gentle massage with Arnica cream or gel may speed up the resolution of the bruising.
Norman N. Bein MD FACS RVT

3 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

After any vein/arterial access, patients can develop bruising or a hematoma at the access site. The multi color you describe could be a normal part of the healing process and it "drifts" down the leg due to gravity when you are upright. This is usually a limited area. However, if it is swollen, painful and not resolving, you should be seen by your cardiologist.
Compression hose may help support the area while healing and gentle massage with Arnica cream or gel may speed up the resolution of the bruising.
Norman N. Bein MD FACS RVT


3 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

Call your cardiologist.

3 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

Call your cardiologist.


3 years ago by Vein Center at University Medicine and Cardiology (View Profile)

The typical access site for this procedure is the femoral vein in the region of the groin. During the procedure it is possible to have some blood get into the soft tissue of the leg, which will naturally track down with gravity. The colors represents varying stages of resorption. You should contact the performing physician to have him examine your leg as well.

3 years ago by Vein Center at University Medicine and Cardiology (View Profile)

The typical access site for this procedure is the femoral vein in the region of the groin. During the procedure it is possible to have some blood get into the soft tissue of the leg, which will naturally track down with gravity. The colors represents varying stages of resorption. You should contact the performing physician to have him examine your leg as well.


3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

This sounds like an area of what is called ecchymosis (basically a black and blue from blood leaking from the ablation site). It can be associated with swelling and can travel down the leg by gravity. This is usually self-limiting. Apply warm compresses and give it time (2 weeks) to heal. You may want to follow up with your physician who performed the ablation.

3 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

This sounds like an area of what is called ecchymosis (basically a black and blue from blood leaking from the ablation site). It can be associated with swelling and can travel down the leg by gravity. This is usually self-limiting. Apply warm compresses and give it time (2 weeks) to heal. You may want to follow up with your physician who performed the ablation.


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