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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
24 years experience in General Surgery
Inflamed vein: Typically a self limited inflamation of a vein. Aspirin and heat. If does not resolve in a day or two seek evaluation.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
33 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Clot: Inside a vein occludes blood flow and then inflammatory process starts leading to pain and swelling leading to phlebitis
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience in Vascular Surgery
No: No but depending on cause and location they can recur. The deep vein phlebitis or DVT can become chronic and end up with vein wall damage and swelling ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience in Infectious Disease
Please clarify: Please clarify what you mean by phlebitis. In medical terms, it is an inflammation of a vein. It can be superficial or deep. It can be due to a clot ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Kanter
45 years experience in Phlebology
NSAID & compression: Most cases of phlebitis can be safely treated conservatively with compression hosiery, nsaids, cold packs, and walking. However, extensive phlebitis ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Isobe
53 years experience in Phlebology
No: Sun exposure will not cause phlebitis; however, prolonged sun exposure can result in dehydration and subsequent sluggish venous flow, and in that envi ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
Depends: Iot can be as little as 3 or 4 days. Not properly treated though, i once saw a woman who had had ongoing trouble with a phlebitis for 18 months.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience in Phlebology
Pain and swelling.: There are 2 kinds of blood clots in the legs-superficial and deep. Superficial clots are called superficial phlebitis and present usually with pain, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Isobe
53 years experience in Phlebology
Ultrasound, PE: Phlebitis can occur in a superficial vein, and physical examination will reveal redness, pain, cord-like feel, swelling, and heat. The deep veins are ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
34 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Phlebitis: It usually goes away completely but can always come back in that or another vein. Also even when its gone it may have permanently scarred the vein it ... Read More

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