A 41-year-old member asked:
can you tell me about problems with the removable of the vena cava filter?
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Internal Medicine 46 years experience
IVC filter: IVC filter is usually placed to trap any dislodged clots from the leg in patients who can not or will not take warfarin. If your cause has been taken care of removal should not cause any problems.
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Last updated May 31, 2015
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