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Superficial thrombophlebitis in children

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Blood Clot: It's a blood clot in a superficial vein as opposed to a deep vein.
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Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 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
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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Light
Peripheral Vascular Sugery 37 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
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 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
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Dr. Steven Oweida
General Surgery 39 years experience
Varicose veins: Usually associated with pre existing varicose veins of the leg. Generally benign but can recur.
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Svt: could be related to venous insufficiency with varicoose veins oral contraceptives? recent airplane travel?
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 34 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
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 30 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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 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
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A male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 21 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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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 48 years experience
See vein specialist.: Temporal veins can develop superficial phlebitis but this is rare. Most commonly temporal veins can increase and decrease in size as normal variation... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
Support socks...: And hosiery can help. Consult with your doctor about why you may have had the problem in the first place. You may need to be put on a blood thinner,... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 48 years experience
Heat and Compression: The best treatment for superficial phlebitis consists of wet heat, compression and NSAIDS. If you cannot take NSAIDS, try tylenol (acetaminophen).
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