A 47-year-old member asked:
does anybody know about a superficial thrombophlebitis and is it fatal?
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Dr. Jerry Light answered
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Surface vein clot: Superficial thrombophlebitis is a blood clot in a superficial vein, just below the surface of the skin. It is most common in the leg in a preexisting varicose vein. While it can be quite painful, the chance of fatality is very small. This would oily happen if the clot extends into a deeper vein and breaks off, traveling to the lung. While theoretically possible, this would be very rare.
Answered on Mar 6, 2017
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