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how does obesity affect superficial thrombophlebitis

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
Blood Clot: It's a blood clot in a superficial vein as opposed to a deep vein.
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Dr. Richard Sanders
67 years experience Vascular Surgery
Blood clot in leg: Superficial thrombophlebitis is a blood clot is a vein lying just under the skin where it can be seen and felt. It most often officers in the sapheno ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Inflammation: The superficial veins are the ones near the surface and which you can see in a thin individual. Local injury, blood draws, intravenous fluids / meds ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Local care.: Superficial phlebitis is a clot in a superficial vein. It is treated by local care with heat and nsaids. If the superficial thrombophlebitis is in t ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
33 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possibly: Clotting disorders increase a persons risk of developing clots; although these usually develop in the deep veins they may also develop in the veins of ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
36 years experience Vascular Surgery
Surface vein clot: Superficial thrombophlebitis is a blood clot in a superficial vein, just below the surface of the skin. It is most common in the leg in a preexisting ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Very unlikely: They typically come from deep veins but superficial phlebitis very rarely embolize.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
Sometimes reaccures: Common causes of superficial thrombophlebitis include trauma, sedentary lifestyle, long periods of sitting like travel, varicose veins, obesity, may b ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
No good evidence: I am not aware of any good study that has shown compression stockings preventing superficial thrombophlebitis. Doctors recommend compression stockings ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Usually warm.: Superficial phlebitis is an inflammatory reaction and, as a result, the skin overlying the area is usually warmer not colder. It would be most unusua ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Swelling: Swelling is one of the symptoms of superficial phlebitis. The area is often very tender to touch, warm and red. It is best to have the acute inflammat ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
Superficial: thrombophlebitis is a self-limited condition. Unlike its more sinister cousin, deep venous thrombosis (DVT), it is not dangerous. It is generally trea ... Read More

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