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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manjeet Singh
9 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Thrombophlebitis: I would apply warm compress to the area multiple times a day. You are already on anticoagulation, so you should not have to worry about anything. If i ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience in 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience in 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
32 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Blood Clot: It's a blood clot in a superficial vein as opposed to a deep vein.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
35 years experience in 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Very unlikely: They typically come from deep veins but superficial phlebitis very rarely embolize.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
32 years experience in 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 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience in 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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience in 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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in 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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