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Renal Angiomyoma Embolization Post-procedure Instructions

Loudoun Medical Group Interventional Radiology Center, Reston
1801 Robert Fulton Drive, Suite 510
Reston, VA 20191
Phone: (703) 783-5355
Fax: (703) 348-6376
Email: LMGIR@LMGdoctors.com

Thank you for having your Renal Angiomyolipoma Embolization at the Loudoun Medical Group Interventional Radiology Center! Our team is here to help you through the whole process. Below, you will find an explanation of what to expect after the procedure. If you have any questions or concerns that are not addressed in the instructions, please call or email us at the address above.


-You may experience increased, mild pelvic pressure or discomfort for the next 5-7 days
-You may have some tenderness and/or bruising around the puncture site initially. Bruising can take 2-3 weeks to go away completely.
-If you notice slight oozing of blood at the puncture site, apply pressure, reinforce with a small dressing or band-aid, and decrease activity level for several hours. If this fails, call the office at the phone number listed above.
-If you notice a moderate amount of new (bright red) blood or increased pain or swelling at the groin puncture site, you should do the following: lay down, place your fingers on the groin, slightly above the puncture site, and hold firm pressure for 15 minutes. Stop activity at this time and keep the leg straight. If you are unable to stop the bleeding with firm pressure applied at the puncture site, call 911.
-Should you feel a lump that is growing or pulsatile, please call us immediately.


-Resume your normal diet
-Drink plenty of fluids over the next 24-48 hours, unless instructed that your condition requires specific fluid restriction. (Note: this helps to flush the x-ray contrast out of your kidneys)
-Avoid alcoholic beverages for 24 hours following your procedure.

Activity (for groin access procedures)

-For procedures where we entered your artery from the top of your leg (groin), avoid strenuous activity, such as climbing long flights of stairs, for 24 hours after your procedure. Avoid heavy lifting more than 15-20 lbs (7-9 kg) or exercise for 7 days or until the puncture site heels.
-Do not drive a car until 24 hours after the procedure.
-Do not sitting in a bathtub or pool of water for 5 days following your procedure.
-Do not have sexual activity for 5-7 days after the procedure.

Incision care

Remove the bandage on your site the day after the procedure. Gently clean the site with soap and water, then dry the area thoroughly. Place a new Band-Aid. Do this for three days. Keep the site clean and dry to prevent infection. Do not apply powders or lotions to the puncture site for five days. Call us if redness, increasing tenderness/pain, or swelling/enlarging hard lump occurs at the puncture site.


For patients receiving sedation medication, a responsible adult will need to drive the patient home and supervise the patient above for at least 12-24 hours.


-Resume home medications unless instructed otherwise.
-Depending on your allergies and medication tolerance, most patients will be prescribed medication after the procedure.

Symptoms we need to know about

-If you feel a lump in the groin procedure site that is growing or pulsatile, please call us immediately.
-If you notice a moderate amount of bright red blood or increased pain or swelling at the groin puncture site, that continues despite laying down and applying firm pressure, call 911.
-If you notice slurred speech or sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially if on one side of the body, call 911. These are not expected post anesthesia symptoms.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office at (703) 783-5355. In an emergency after 5:00 pm or over the weekend please come to the emergency department or call 911.

Renal Angiomyolipoma (AML)
Renal Angiomyolipoma Embolization

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