A member asked:

My doc says i've got phlebitis. what does this mean?

13 doctors weighed in across 4 answers
Dr. Michael Korona answered

Specializes in Radiology - Interventional

Blood clot within superficial vein. Can be treated with warm compresses for 10 minutes a few times a day. May take something like advil (ibuprofen) as directed for pain. If swelling gets worse need ultrasound to make sure no deep vein clot called dvt.

Answered Oct 13, 2015

6k views

Thank
Dr. James Isobe answered

Specializes in Phlebology

Phlebitis is a general term referring to inflammation of veins due to blood clots. This is manifested by pain, redness, swelling, and can be due to an iv, trauma, taking birth control pills, and having a family tendency to develop blood clots. It is seen in the superficial veins close to the skin, called superficial phlebitis, and deep system in the muscle, deep venous thrombophlebitis.

Answered Oct 13, 2015

6k views

Thank
Dr. Ted King answered

Specializes in

Phlebitis literally means that you have an inflamed veins. Usually the inflammation comes from the vein having a clot in it. When there is a clot, it is called thrombophlebitis. Usually phlebitis is a painful condition that gets better in 2-3 days. Phlebitis can be associated with a DVT as much as 25% of the time. So if someone has phlebitis, it is important the a venous ultrasound be done.

Answered May 16, 2016

6k views

Thank
Dr. Domenic Zambuto answered

Specializes in Phlebology

Phlebitis means that the vein is inflamed. Usually this is related to a clot involving a minor vein or varicose vein close to the skin. The clot leads to inflamation as your body responds to the clot.

Answered Oct 18, 2016

5.9k views

Thank

Related Questions

A member asked:

What is the treatment for phlebitis?

9 doctors weighed in across 5 answers

A member asked:

What are treatment options to phlebitis?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

A member asked:

Difference between phlebitis and infection?

7 doctors weighed in across 4 answers

A member asked:

What can be done about phlebitis in my leg?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

A member asked:

Is phlebitis swelling without an actual clot?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question

Meet your new favorite doctor
...