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A 30-year-old member asked:

Is phlebitis permanent?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 22 years experience
No: No but depending on cause and location they can recur. The deep vein phlebitis or DVT can become chronic and end up with vein wall damage and swelling.
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology 28 years experience
No: Phlebitis is inflammation in a vein usually caused by a clot (thrombophlebitis). These will resolve and the pain will go away. Sometimes the clot will destroy the vein permanently but in general this si not a significant problem unless it is in the deep veins.
Dr. Ted King
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
No : But its effects can be long lasting. Often what happens is that the pain, swelling, warmth, redness and inflammation go away but some residual scar is left in the vein. This can lead to further episodes of phlebitis later on, or it might never bother you again.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is phlebitis?

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Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 26 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.

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