If I have an ivc filterand it cloggscan it cause

Patient

Q: If I have an ivc filter...and it cloggs...can it cause just one leg to swell?

Symptoms:  One leg swelling..Doppler negative
Doctor

A:   Thank you for writing to us.

This depends on where the IVC filter is placed. Also, the filter can affect one side of the body more because the IVC is more on one side than the other. Do see a Doctor and get a color Doppler done to confirm the diagnosis.

Hope this helps you.

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