After your procedure, a bandage will be applied to your insertion site. A nurse will observe your insertion site for bleeding. After the bleeding has stopped, you will be able to resume your normal activities and go home. Your bandage can be removed after 24 hours. If your filter was placed through the vein in your leg, you should limit any heavy lifting or bending at your waist for at least two days.
Once at home, if you notice bleeding at your insertion site you should lie down and apply pressure to the site with a clean bandage for 10 – 15 minutes, or until the bleeding stops. If bleeding doesn’t stop, go to the nearest emergency department.
!Call your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Leg coolness or numbness
- Pain, swelling, redness or drainage at the insertion site