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What causes phlebitis?

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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Clot: Inside a vein occludes blood flow and then inflammatory process starts leading to pain and swelling leading to phlebitis
Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian
Phlebology 32 years experience
Phlebitis: Phlebitis is inflammation of a vein. itis means inflammation. Phleb means vein. Phlebitis can be from thrombosis (clot), also known as thrombophlebitis. Phlebitis can occur from injury, drugs (birth control pills), stasis or from thrombophilic disorders (genetic), among other causes.

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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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