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I am having groin pain for the last few days I have an IVC

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I am having groin pain for the last few days I have an IVC filter for 27 years can that cause pain
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Customer: I have a bad ache in my groin area that started a few days ago nothing has helped I just moved to a new area I don't have a Dr
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Customer: I'm not on blood thinners or anything I have ano old hip fracture but it doesn't seem like that's the problem
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

Is there any swelling, redness?

On which side?

Did you take any medicine?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's my right side I take Norvasc 10 mg and levothyroxine .125mcg
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's my groin but no swelling and it radiates around the back
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you there?
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for all the information,

The pain in the groin area can be due to a few possibilities.
Though IVC is introduced through groin, it is placed higher up in the vein.

The pain is unlikely from filter.
There can be a muscle spasm or strain.
An impingement of nerve can also cause pain to radiate to this part.
Pain from urinary colic as from infection, stone can be felt here.
Those can be felt in the back too.
Inflammation of intestine or colon, hip arthritis can be other causes.
Skin inflammation, infection, hernia can be a source of pain here, but they should cause some local changes like swelling, redness etc.
I would advise to take an examination by doctor in a walk in clinic as the pain is continuing.
Doctor can advise a few tests like Ultrasound/ scan, urine etc. depending on clinical findings.
Meanwhile, you can pain medicine like tylenol for symptomatic relief.

Warm application can be soothing.
I hope this information helps.

If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
If you are satisfied, please rate my answer as good or excellent.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay thank you so much
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

You are always welcome.
If you are satisfied, please leave an excellent rating.
Best wishes.