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    SVCS without cancer
    An_192994 posted:
    Diagnosed 9/1/10. Was caused by medi-port. The clot is just above my heart or at the end of the vena cava. I am almost completely unable to do any cardio excersize and can not bend over without a lot of pressure in my neck and head. I have almost all of the symptoms. Have been on Louvenox for about a month and a half with almost no relief from symptoms. Looking for anyone who has had this and prognosis of how long it will take for clot to dissolve. I'm told surgery would be to dangerous because of the location of clot. Very frustrating. I'm tired most of the time and when I try to do almost anything that involves bending over I pretty much have to rest for a day or two after. Help!

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