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What are the symptoms of early or mild phlebitis?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Phlebitis: Tenderness redness and swelling.
Dr. Ted King
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41 years experience
Warmth: Phlebitis is an itis (inflammation) of a phleb (vein). Typically the symptoms are those of inflammation and include pain, swelling, warmth, and redness. Probably the earliest symptoms of phlebitis are warmth, itching (which is a mild form of pain), and aching. As things progress, the pain becomes worse and redness and swelling develop.

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