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Doctor insights on: Phlebitis Causes

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Can superficial phlebitis cause health problems?

Can superficial phlebitis cause health problems?

Typically no: Usually not - this is a local reaction and usually resolves. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Phlebitis (Definition)

Phlebitis refers to inflammation of a vein, usually due to small blood clots or chemical ...Read more


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What causes phlebitis?

What causes phlebitis?

Clot: Inside a vein occludes blood flow and then inflammatory process starts leading to pain and swelling leading to phlebitis ...Read more

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Can the sun cause phlebitis?

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

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What is phlebitis, and what causes it?

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 more

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What could cause phlebitis with a hot, painful leg?

What could cause phlebitis with a hot, painful leg?

Maybe phlebitis: Hot, painful leg often with swelling is seen with phlebitis, cellulitis, trauma. It is adviseable to seek immediate medical advice in such a situation. ...Read more

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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 more

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Could my possible foot injury have aggravated the varicose veins and caused phlebitis?

Could my possible foot injury have aggravated the varicose veins and caused phlebitis?

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 more

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Can phlebitis in the arm caused by i.V.S come back?

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 more

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Can phlebitis occur in tributaries? And can phlebitis in a small saphenous tributary cause swelling in the posterior calf?

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