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superficial vein thrombophlebitis

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience 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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Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
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

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Temporal arteritis: See a rheumatologist.
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Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
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
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Nesbitt
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Aspirin: Usual treatment for superficial thrombophlebitis is Aspirin and an antibiotic if there is felt to be a component of infection. There may not be much t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
41 years experience Podiatry
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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Appropriate Rx: This appears to be a conservative treatment course but the primary concern is why you developed the svt. Is it due to underlying dvt? Chronic venous i ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Could be either: Technically, phlebothrombosis means a blood clot in a vein without inflammation. It is a term that we don't see being used very often these days. Th ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Isobe
54 years experience Phlebology
Partly so: Thrombophlebitis is blood clot within a vein, and it may be in the deep venous system (deep vein thrombosis), or in the superficial system (superfici ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Essentially the same: Thrombophlebitis is a clot with inflammation and phlebothrombosis is a clot without inflammation. A DVT is usually always thrombophletbitis because o ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Maffezzoli
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not thrombophlebitis: It is normal for veins to expand and contract in relation to their relative position to the height of the heart. Throbophlebitis is a clot in the vein ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Usually not: One tiny superficial vein bursting should clear up like a bruise would clear up.

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