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IVC filter placed in the abdomen after brain injuey. Having pain in the abdomen. See the doctor?

yes what are symtoms of a problem with a ivc my husband had one placed in lower belly area on 19th of dec. to help with blood clots in both legs that formed while in hospital from brain injury , he has been home 1 week and started to complain of a funny pain in lower belly , they did not tell me what signs to look for if something happened to the ivc he seems to have a small area in his lower belly that feels like a small round ball . im not sure if i should take to er or just watch to see ?
Asked On : Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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Hi welcome to Health care magic forum.
Thanks for choosing H.C.M.Forum.
Your husband got an I.V.C filter fitted in inferior venacava to prevent thrombus from his legs to enter into the heart, to prevent any thrombo embolism .
Now he is having funny pain lower belly. that feels like a small round ball.
There are so many side effects some common are 1. fracture of ivc, or perforation into duodinum.
Now it appears that none of these is the case. It may be the thrombus lodged in the IVC and causing obstruction to the flow of blood.Don't worry it could be a psychological feeling also.
What ever may be the cause any abnormal feeling should be reported to the concerned doctor. So immediately report to your doctor about this.
Wishing for a quick and complete remission from the complaint.
Best regards.
Answered: Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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