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what is the chance of phlebitis causing lung clot?

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Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Depends: There are 2 kinds of blood clots in the legs-superficial and deep. Superficial clots are called superficial phlebitis and present usually with pain, redness and tenderness on the surface of the skin around a visual vein or varicose vein. Deep phlebitis (DVT) usually presents with swelling, pain and tenderness of the medial thigh or posterior calf. DVT is higher risk to develop a clot in the lung
Answered on Jun 16, 2014
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Dr. Kevin Nolan
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Phlebitis/lung clots: Phlebitis (clot in one of the surface veins right under the skin). Theses veins are not usually thought of as the source of clots that can go to the lungs. They do get sore though...
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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Dr. Philip Chao
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Usually come from: Elsewhere like your legs dvt - look it up.

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