A 34-year-old male asked:
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can superficial thrombophlebitis in the leg cause noticeable swelling? if it causes swelling, should the vein be removed?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 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 inflammation treated and then explore your options for definitive treatment.
Answered on Sep 9, 2014
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