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Aortoiliac and Aortofemoral Bypass Graft Surgery
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Aortoiliac and Aortofemoral Bypass Graft Surgery Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

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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