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Still in pain

Hi, I had my ablation in June which thankfully was a success....however my groin continues to hurt. Healed lovely on the outside as I had tremendous bruising....but inside still feels sore. If I drive a length of time obv using that leg the most it can cause so much pain that I struggle to get going again....just would like to know if this is normal? Having to wait till October to see the consultant again....thanks in advance.

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I don't remember having had long lasting problems so no, I don't think it usual. Have you seen your GP?


What does your doctor say about it?


I would definitely go and see a doctor to put your mind at rest. I had an ablation a week ago.

My case was not straightforward and the nurses had a lot of trouble stopping the bleeding from my groin.

They had to use a gadget called a "Femostop" which pumps up a balloon at the site of the puncture applying pressure so that the nurse does not have to do it manually.

After a while they took it off but the bleeding was still uncontrolled without pressure so they reapplied the gadget. I suppose it was about an hour before all calmed down.

When it finally stopped and I lay still for the requisite 6 hours I slowly was able to resume normal movement.

It is now 7 days and apart from the usual bruising, 3 punctures and a small lump all is OK.

I therefore suggest that you should go and get it checked out.



Doesn't seem right after all this time does it! I'd go and see your GP or ring the AF nurse that works with your EP and ask for advice.



Unusual pain got me to a vascular consult, which identified several groin injuries after ablation.


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