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Superficial thrombophlebitis causes

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Vascular Surgery 33 years experience
Sometimes reaccures: Common causes of superficial thrombophlebitis include trauma, sedentary lifestyle, long periods of sitting like travel, varicose veins, obesity, may b... Read More
Dr. Steven Oweida
Vascular Surgery 38 years experience
Varicose veins: Usually associated with pre existing varicose veins of the leg. Generally benign but can recur.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Svt: could be related to venous insufficiency with varicoose veins oral contraceptives? recent airplane travel?
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
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
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
SVT: Superficial thrombophlebitis can cause localized swelling usually over the area of the clotted vein. The initial treatments for this are wet heat to t... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Vascular Surgery 33 years experience
Blood Clot: It's a blood clot in a superficial vein as opposed to a deep vein.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 21 years experience
Very unlikely: They typically come from deep veins but superficial phlebitis very rarely embolize.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
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
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
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
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
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
A male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
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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