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Scogs2004, January 9,  2020  3:31am EST

Groin discomfort post Ablation

Hi! I'm new to this group. My husband has cardiac arrhythmia and Afib. He has an ICD implant and on November 24th 2019, just this last year, he got an ablation. Now 5 weeks post surgery he's still having groin discomfort, twinges, issues. Today he got an ultrasound to rule out an aneurism. Has anyone walked this road? And can let us know your story? Recovery?

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  • NewPacer73
    NewPacer73, January 9,  2020  7:26am EST

    I've had ablation but no lingering groin discomfort. I'm sorry it's taking so long to recuperate from that. But I'm glad it's not an internal healing problem. My recovery was almost immediate, in a day or two. Each person is different and I hope they can figure out what's going on with him so he gets immediate relief. What are they telling you are the possibilities?

  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, January 9,  2020  8:44am EST

    I had a  tPA drip and then stent placed through my groin due to DVT issue. I remember it was uncomfortable for a few months. However I agree with NewPacer73, what are the doctors saying? Thanks Katie

  • Scogs2004
    Scogs2004, January 10,  2020  10:36am EST

    Well not too much. He had an ultrasound. The tech didn't send us to the ER so I don't think it was a life threatening aneurism. I think my husband who is 42 is feeling really discouraged with the waiting game of getting better. Our kids are 12, 8 and 4 and life continues to kinda revolve around The recovery. 😢

  • NewPacer73
    NewPacer73, January 10,  2020  2:30pm EST

    @Scogs2004. What may be going on happened to me. I don't think cardiologists understand the emotional side effects of having cardiac issues that have to be fixed. It's hard to believe, as I read these posts, how many young people are having these problems. It's pretty scary stuff, especially as the dad of three young kids. Lots of pressure is on him. What to do? The emotional side of cardiac problems are sometimes harder to face than the actual issue. Especially difficult is if he is in pain and discouraged. It might be time for him to go talk to somebody who has been through it, or to a professional counselor to get out what he may be harboring on the inside and not sharing. If they see no major problem medically and that it's just going to take time, it may be an emotional reaction. I had emotional reactions to open heart and to my recent cardiac arrest. And talking it out really helped. Someone who is neutral, but who cares about his privacy in expressing where his head is at right now. So young. It's tough. None of us ever think we are going to be facing cardiac problems. Seeing that reality was a major adjustment for me. I'm good now. At peace with the whole ordeal BECAUSE I know I am getting the best care ever. Also, get him on the patient portal to tell his cardiologist about his pain. Because it's in writing, they feel more obligated to respond. If this cardiologist does not have his full trust, it's time to change. I'm on the best one ever. Cardiologist #2. Am totally at peace with cardiac issues, finally! Hug him for me. He's going through a lot. And so are you. So hugs to you too.

  • Scogs2004
    Scogs2004, January 14,  2020  2:04am EST

    Thanks for the encouragement. The cardiologist called today and decided since he was still experiencing some pain that a CAT scan was necessary to rule out any unseen issue. At least the Doctor wants to explore the possibilities... waiting .... hopefully we get in in the next two days. 

  • NewPacer73
    NewPacer73, January 14,  2020  7:50am EST

    I would think that's great news. Easy test that can determine where the problem is. Keep us posted. Hopefully, it works, so they can medically clear him. Keep us posted.

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