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Guest Krisliz


I am 28 years old who, at just over four weeks post partum (giving birth), developed a large DVT which extended into my inferior vena cava while medicated. While in hospital an IVC Filter was inserted to prevent the mass extending further.

My doctor (who is one of the best I have met to date) would prefer to remove the filter sooner then later and has booked the procedure for the 17th of August. I am a little afraid to have it removed and like the security the filter offers. However I have been made aware of the risks associated with keeping the filter. I am on warafin and my levels seem to be stable after being on it for approximately three weeks.

Has anybody had a similar filter or have a knowledge or experience that they could share? I would be greatly appreciated.


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I didn't have any advice on the filters and this is really late. But I have been told about the filters in the past and was wondering what your decision was?? Did you have it removed? replaced?

Hope all is well.


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