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Superficial thrombophlebitis in children

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.
Dr. Richard Sanders
Vascular Surgery 67 years experience
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
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
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
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 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
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Svt: This is a blood clot in a superficial vein It usually only requires local care,warm or cold compresses aspirin The risk is if the clot is close to the... 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 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
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 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
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
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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