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How To Treat Superficial Thrombophlebitis
Blood clot in leg: Superficial thrombophlebitis is a blood clot is a vein lying just under the skin where it can be seen and felt. It most often officers in the saphenous vein of the leg a part of the superficial venous system. It also occasionally occur in an arm vein. Treatment usually is heat and anti-inflammatory drugs. Anticoagulants may be used if the vein is near the groin to prevent extension or embolus. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Superficial thrombophlebitis is a blood clot is a vein lying just under the skin where it can be seen and felt. It most often officers in the saphenous vein of the leg a part of the superficial venous system. It also occasionally occur in an arm vein. Treatment usually is heat and anti-inflammatory drugs. Anticoagulants may be used if the vein is near the groin to ...Read more
Diagnosed with superficial thrombophlebitis, no trauma, common causes? Is this dangerous? And after it heals does it usually reaccur?
Sometimes reaccures: Common causes of superficial thrombophlebitis include trauma, sedentary lifestyle, long periods of sitting like travel, varicose veins, obesity, may be painful but usually not dangerous as long as no extension into the deep venous system. Sometimes reaccures but most often in different viens. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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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. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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Usually warm.: Superficial phlebitis is an inflammatory reaction and, as a result, the skin overlying the area is usually warmer not colder. It would be most unusual for the lower leg to feel colder in the presence of a superficial phlebitis. Look for another reason to explain a cold leg. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Can superficial thrombophlebitis in the leg cause noticeable swelling? If it causes swelling, should the vein be removed?
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. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Is the treatment for superficial thrombophlebitis really compression? Its painful. Its on the back of my hand after being put under, can 'it' travel?
If tollerated: Compression is recommended, but if it hurts its not helping. if you can keep your hand elevated that would be helpful. Remeber fluids, warm moist compress, and NSAID. I recommend a baby aspirin daily . ...Read moreGet help now ›
I have had pressure on my left temple and a vein that has raised. What could be causing this? Someone mentioned superficial thrombophlebitis?
See vein specialist.: Temporal veins can develop superficial phlebitis but this is rare. Most commonly temporal veins can increase and decrease in size as normal variations depending on levels of hydration, stress, genetics and even sun exposure . It would be unlikely that the vein is causing you pressure but you should see a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I have a hx of DVTs and was dx with a PE last year in which I was taking Xarelto. I am also a type II NIDDM.. I recently had blood drawn from my left arm AC site. The site was very sensitive and now feels like superficial thrombophlebitis. I have had thi
Thrombophlebitis: I would apply warm compress to the area multiple times a day. You are already on anticoagulation, so you should not have to worry about anything. If it doesn't resolve within a few days, you should see your primary physician. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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