Post Ablation

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I had my ablation operation three months ago and so far have not had an svt attack. I am suffering discomfort at both sides of my lower abdomen where the catheter was inserted. Sometimes I have had to take painkillers. When I get out of bed or get up from the settee I feel like I have been doing hundreds of sit ups. Has anyone else had this problem?

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    Hi, sorry to hear you're not feeling well.

    The entry incision site cleared up within a few days after my ablation and I did not feel unwell aftewards (apart from some SVT 'false alarms' which disappeared after a month or so).

    Have you spoken to your GP about the discomfort and fatigue?

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    Hi there, sorry you are suffering,

    you should not be in any pain after three months, If I were you I would go and see your GP . I had an unsuccessful ablation, but felt absolutley fine after about a week.

    hope this helps

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    My consultant said it was usual for the scar tissue to take a year to heal. I didnt feel it as much after the operation as I do now. I am 64. Maybe it takes longer to heal at my age.
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      A year seems like a very, very, long time for it to heal fully.

      I was about 55 when I had the ablation (and have no immune system worth talking about) and I don't remember any issue at all with the entry site after a few days.

      In my case the entry was theough the groin area, was yours there too?

      Do you have any complicating condition that could prevent healing?

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