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what are the symptoms of having phlebitis?

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Dr. Ted King
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Pain: Phlebitis means that you have an inflamed vein. Usually the vein becomes hard, the skin over it swells, turns red, feels warm and hurts. It is important to know whether you have a blood clot or not though. That takes getting an ultrasound. If you have symptoms like that, you should see a doctor.
Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 54 years experience
Pain, swelling: Inflammation of a vein is phlebitis, and there is pain, swelling, and at times reddish discoloration especially when the vein is close to the skin. In deep venous phlebitis (dvt), there may be only slight pain like a pulled muscle, and swelling may vary, and the discoloration not so evident unless there is a lot of clot present and the leg may become purple. Phlebitis can occur anywhere.
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Inflammation: Phlebitis is an itis (inflammation) of a phleb (vein). We usually think of phlebitis as being a problem involving a clot in a superficial vein. Typically the symptoms are those of inflammation and include pain, swelling, warmth, and redness. The pain is often very localized. Even though superficial, it is important to make sure that the clot doesn't even into a deep vein with ultrasound.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Are there certain things that make getting phlebitis more likely?

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Dr. David Rosen
Phlebology 22 years experience
Yes: While phlebitis can commonly be an isolated, benign phenomenon in patients with varicose veins, it can also be the "tip of the iceberg" of a significant occult process. Board-certified phlebologists are trained to identify clues in a patient's history that point to conditions such as hypercoagulable disorders and malignancies. Patients should seek expert medical attention for assessment/treatment.
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As Dr. Rosen said, proper assessment is essential.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

My doc says i've got phlebitis. What does this mean?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
Blood clot: Blood clot within superficial vein. Can be treated with warm compresses for 10 minutes a few times a day. May take something like advil (ibuprofen) as directed for pain. If swelling gets worse need ultrasound to make sure no deep vein clot called dvt.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What do the symptoms of phlebitis look like?

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Dr. Ted King
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Inflammation: Phlebitis is an itis (inflammation) of a phleb (vein). Typically the symptoms of phlebitis are those of inflammation and include pain, swelling, warmth, and redness. It can sometimes be hard to tell the difference between phlebitis and a skin infection. Ultrasound can help sort this out and also make sure that the phlebitis doesn't extend into a deep vein with a clot.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is phlebitis?

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Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 25 years experience
Inflamed vein: Typically a self limited inflamation of a vein. Aspirin and heat. If does not resolve in a day or two seek evaluation.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of a phlebitis-like disease?

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Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 30 years experience
Phlebitis: Pain, red streaks in the area of body affected, warmth, swelling.

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