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- Someone responsible should stay with you for the next 24 hours after discharge to home.
- If you were given medication, it is normal to feel drowsy and weak, therefore it is not recommended that you stand or walk without help, drive, operate machinery, drink alcohol, eat heavy meals (due to nausea), make important personal or business decision or sign important papers.
- Keep the puncture site clean and dry. Remove the dressing and/or Band-Aid 24-hours after the procedure.
- Some discomfort, discoloration and a small knot at the puncture site are normal.
- Notify your physician if you begin to show signs of infection such as swelling, heat, redness or red streaks or any other disruptions at the puncture site.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Take your medications as directed by your physician.
- Call your physician’s office for a follow-up visit.
- If you have active bleeding from the pressure site, call 911 immediately. Lie down on the floor and have someone apply heavy pressure over the puncture site.