Aortoiliac and Aortofemoral Bypass Graft Surgery
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Aortoiliac and Aortofemoral Bypass Graft Surgery Side Effects and Warnings

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Possible Complications

If you are planning to have a bypass, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Infection
  • Obstruction of the new graft by blood clots
  • Bleeding
  • Complications from anesthesia
  • Scarring
  • Nerve damage

Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Heart or lung conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Kidney or liver problems
  • Advanced age
  • Infections

Call Your Doctor

After you leave the hospital, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or any discharge from the incision site
  • Nausea and/or vomiting that you cannot control with the medicines you were given after surgery, or which persist for more than two days after discharge from the hospital
  • Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given
  • Pain, burning, urgency or frequency of urination, or persistent bleeding in the urine
  • Cough, shortness of breath or chest pain
  • Your leg becomes cold, pale, blue, tingly, or numb
  • Pain or swelling in your legs, calves, or feet

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.

 
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