I just had my 2nd heart cath on Tuesday. The first one was about a month ago and they did this one to see if they should put a stent in or not. My blockage is in a very tricky place apparently. Well, this time, no stent again. They don't think it is necessary. My question though, to all of you, is how much bruising is normal? The first time, I had none. You can barely see where they went in (right leg). The 2nd time, it is my left leg and the bruising is all over, down part of my leg, the groin area is huge. I just want to know if this normal or not. The paperwork says report bruising if it goes down thigh, back, but wanted real life people to tell me what they have done. Thanks!