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superficial vein thrombophlebitis

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in 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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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Temporal arteritis: See a rheumatologist.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Nesbitt
40 years experience in Urology
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
DVT.: 1st acute DVT requires treatment with blood thinner for at least 3 months. Common blood thinners include: 1) Coumadin (warfarin) (oral), requires mon ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirk Charles
21 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Clotting of vein: The portal vein carries blood from bowel to the liver. It also runs near the pancreas. Portal vein thrombosis can occur with inflammatory conditions o ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not necessarily: Dvt is a dangerous condition and if left untreated, or ignored may lead to other complications like pulmonary embolisms or blood clots in the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Brachfeld
38 years experience in Cardiology
Not usually: Deep vein thrombosis, if it causes any symptoms at all, generally presents with swelling and pain of the affected limb. "pyrexia" or fever would only ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience in Phlebology
Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained sw ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience in General Surgery
Inflammation: Varicose veins are dilated/enlarged veins. Superficial phlebitis is an inflammatory condition where a clot develops in a vein near the skin surface.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A blood clot: A DVT is a blood clot ( thrombus) which has formed in the deep vein of usually the leg. It may involve the lower, upper or entire leg. ... Read More
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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
48 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Renal vein thrombosis is usually painless.
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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Blood clot...: A deep vein thrombosis, or dvt, is a blood clot in a deep vein (rather than a superficial one). These usually occur in the lower extremities. The conc ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
17 years experience in Cardiology
It could: There are certain circumstances in which it could. The most common would be if the deep vein thrombosis (DVT) were to break off, travel through the he ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
29 years experience in Phlebology
Many factors: Patients with a hereditary condition, called venous insufficiency have a valvular condition that allows blood to pool while standing or sitting, decre ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Yes but why ?: Peripheral deep vein thrombosis is detected by safer, cheeper , and quicker doppler ultrasound sonography. Mri is not used for that purpose but vascu ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Halin
38 years experience in Radiology
No.: Inactivity could.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience in Cardiology
No: That would not be an expected complication.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Yes , if untreated: Unlike arterial where rupture and hemorrhage is common , in venous aneurysms thrombus formation leading to dangerous pulmonary embolism is the danger ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul McNeill
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Typically No: Varicose vein treatments have come a long way since the days of "vein stripping". Treatments (such as vnus closure) are done in the office in about 3 ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
With treatment: If they go on anticoagulant medication, they can.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience in Phlebology
Difference?: Unilateral vein swelling would be dilated veins in one area compared no non dilated veins in the opposite area (i.e. R leg and L leg). Collateral vei ... Read More
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