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No: Sun exposure will not cause phlebitis; however, prolonged sun exposure can result in dehydration and subsequent sluggish venous flow, and in that environment there is increased risk for phlebitis. Virchow's triad of stasis, blood abnormalities, and endothelial damage is partially present in the above setting. ...Read more
Vein problem: Inflammation of a vein is phlebitis, and the causes are blood clot, chemical irritation as following intravenous medications, indwelling intravenous catheter, trauma, and infection. Presentation is with redness, cord-like feel of the involved veins, tenderness, swelling, heat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes phlebitis with no history of trauma or inactivity. It started in my armpit and now is throughout my arm. I'm prescribed keflex?
Can be other things.: Other things can cause phlebitis, like bacterial infection which can explain why you are on keflex. Machanical trauma from an IV needle can do it, as can chemicals that cause irritations or burns. Medications, like antidepressants, alcohol, and drugs (opiates) can also do it. Finally, it can be genetic, and run in families. If in your leg, too much standing can do it. See your dr. Fast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: As dr. Berg said, if it is on the same side, maybe. However, if you aren't even sure that you have injured your foot, it seems less likely. An injury can certainly cause phlebitis, but it is usually more direct and easy to connect. You can certainly get phlebitis simply because you have varicose veins. The most important thing that you need is an unltrasound and then treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps: The phlebitis caused by the IV is a local irritation of the vein due to the IV catheter, fluid type placed into the iv, and length of time the IV was present. This phlebitis can get infected and travel up the vein. Taking the IV out is the first step, and use heat, and tincture of time for resolution. Another IV is another site can result in another phlebitis, so pay attention to the causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is phlebitis and what are its syndromes.How can a doctor know it and how could be treated.Could it cause pain in the whole leg.Please explain?
Can phlebitis occur in tributaries? And can phlebitis in a small saphenous tributary cause swelling in the posterior calf?
Phlebitis.: Phlebitis can occur in any vessel although typically medium size vessels. Inflammation of a major vessel would have very serious signs and very small vessels just don't seem to have this problem. Swelling of phlebitis usually follows the course of the vessel and does not cause generalized swelling of the calf. If you had MRI of leg you should have pretty good idea of problem. ...Read more