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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 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 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 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 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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
If tollerated: Compression is recommended, but if it hurts its not helping. if you can keep your hand elevated that would be helpful. Remeber fluids, warm moist co ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Temporal arteritis: See a rheumatologist.
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