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Re: [IP] renal angiogram



I have never had the renal angiogram, but I have had a bunch of cardiac
angiograms.

You will be on a narrow table in a place called a cath lab.  You'll get a
small amount of local anesthetic to open you up at the femoral artery.  A
catheter will be inserted and positioned where the renal arteries are.  Next
a dye will be injected.  You may feel like you have wet yourself, but you
haven't it's just the dye.  After the pictures are taken the catheter will
be removed and you may get a glue substance to close the wound.  If so, you
will be flat on your back for somewhere between a half hour and an hour.
Under the old method you got direct pressure for a half hour and then had to
lay still for six hours!   Yuck.

The most uncomfortable part will be the shot and the incision.  It is
likened to getting stung.  It is very tolerable.

Good luck to you and your husband!

Chris

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in
finishing an activity but in doing it.

Author Greg Anderson
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Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 6:40 PM
Subject: [IP] renal angiogram


> Has anybody had a renal angiogram?   I am donating a kidney to my diabetic
> hubby and wonder if it is terribly uncomfortable?  Not really afraid of
any
> other
> part of this.
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