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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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Phlebitis (Definition)

The inflammation or infection of a vein. It is commonly ...Read more


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I dropped a can of vegetables onto my foot where there are arteries. As a healthy adult, can I get phlebitis and a blood clot that can travel in body?

I dropped a can of vegetables onto my foot where there are arteries. As a healthy adult, can I get phlebitis and a blood clot that can travel in body?

Phleb-oy-tis??: Only if it was a can of Manischewitz gifilte fish. Otherwise, you're in the clear. Yes, there are superficial arteries there, but only veins can get"phlebitis, "which is unlikely to begin with, but even if one got inflamed and developed a small clot, it being superficial (like the artery), there would be no way for it to get into the deep veins & travel "up the body" (like, into the lungs). L'chayim!! ...Read more

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Phlebitis? Right leg and ankle swollen and red. Warm to the touch.

Phlebitis? Right leg and ankle swollen and red. Warm to the touch.

Could be, but...: You should have this looked at asap. You need to make sure this is not a developing infection. If it is not an infection, it could be any number of inflammation problems - phlebitis being one of them. Gout or another inflammatory arthritis is a possibility as well as a skin inflammation indicating some underlying systemic problem. Basic lab work can rule out a significant problem. ...Read more

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My husband had pain and swelling in his foot. The doctordiagnosed plantar fasciitis. Three days later, his swelling isgone and he has no pain. Then he said it was a vein infection. What could it be?

My husband had pain and swelling in his foot. The doctordiagnosed plantar fasciitis. Three days later, his swelling isgone and he has no pain. Then he said it was a vein infection. What could it be?

?: The dr said it was plantar fascitiis then a vein infection? The two are clearly different. Regardless, you stated your husband was better.....So everything is good. If you were asking the diffence between the two, there is a clear difference and the should be no confusion. ...Read more

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Is phlebitis permanent?

No: Phlebitis is inflammation in a vein usually caused by a clot (thrombophlebitis). These will resolve and the pain will go away. Sometimes the clot will destroy the vein permanently but in general this si not a significant problem unless it is in the deep veins. ...Read more

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What are the tests for phlebitis?

What are the tests for phlebitis?

Ultrasound, PE: Phlebitis can occur in a superficial vein, and physical examination will reveal redness, pain, cord-like feel, swelling, and heat. The deep veins are examined with an ultrasound, and the presentation of DVT varies from mild pain like a muscle strain to more severe pain, swelling, and difficulty in walking. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of phlebitis?

What are the symptoms of phlebitis?

Inflammation: Phlebitis is an itis (inflammation) of a phleb (vein). We usually think of phlebitis as being a problem involving a clot in a superficial vein. Typically the symptoms are those of inflammation and include pain, swelling, warmth, and redness. The pain is often very localized. Even though superficial, it is important to make sure that the clot doesn't even into a deep vein with ultrasound. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having phlebitis?

Pain, swelling: Inflammation of a vein is phlebitis, and there is pain, swelling, and at times reddish discoloration especially when the vein is close to the skin. In deep venous phlebitis (dvt), there may be only slight pain like a pulled muscle, and swelling may vary, and the discoloration not so evident unless there is a lot of clot present and the leg may become purple. Phlebitis can occur anywhere. ...Read more

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How to prevent phlebitis?

How to prevent phlebitis?

Health & movement: Avoid obesity, tobacco, and standing or sitting immobile for more than a couple of hours. It 'trapped', such as when flying, pump your calf muscles by contracting and relaxing them a few minutes every hour or two and/or take a walk down the aisle. Compression stockings may be helpful, particularly for specific risks such as varicose veins. It is uncertain if there is any benefit from aspirin. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for phlebitis?

Depends on area: Superficial phlebitis is treated with heat, anti-inflammatory agents, and tincture of time. Sometimes when infected, surgical excision is required. It is good practice to follow a patient with superficial phlebitis of the leg with repeat ultrasound. Deep venous thrombophlebitis is treated with anticoagulation, initially with heparin, lmwh, converting to coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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What are the treatment for phlebitis?

What are the treatment for phlebitis?

Anticoagulation: Interesting question because just had a patient who developed phlebitis two-weeks after a knee fracture. Her internist and I had a long discussion of whether to anticoagulant or do but in the end, she was admitted and started on oral anti-coagulation medications. In general the starting treatment will be ant-coagulation. ...Read more

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What is phlebitis im my right leg?

What is phlebitis im my right leg?

Pain and swelling.: There are 2 kinds of blood clots in the legs-superficial and deep. Superficial clots are called superficial phlebitis and present usually with pain, redness and tenderness on the surface of the skin around a visual vein or varicose vein. Deep phlebitis (DVT) usually presents with swelling, pain and tenderness of the medial thigh or posterior calf. Either way, you should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Can you get phlebitis on the genitals?

Can you get phlebitis on the genitals?

Very unusual: If you a a guy and you have redness, swelling, pain, and/or warmth of the genitals, it is far more likely that you have infection/inflammation of the structures in your scrotum other than your veins. If you are a woman, it is possible to get phlebitis of the veins in your pelvis, but it is rare. Externally, the veins can casue pain if they are enlarged, but phlebitis would be very rare. ...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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Phlebitis is a inflammation of a vein wall or tissues around the vein, is that right?

Phlebitis is a inflammation of a vein wall or tissues around the vein, is that right?

See vein specialist.: Superficial phlebitis or thrombophlebitis is a clot in a superficial vein and can occur with or without varicose veins. The clot usually is hard and tender. The surrounding tissue is normal. Most superficial phlebitis is treated with localized wet heat and ibuprofen. There is a small risk that this clot can extend into other veins. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is phlebitis?

What is phlebitis?

What is phlebitis?: Itis means inflammation. Phleb means vein. Phlebitis is inflammation of a vein. Phlebitis can occur after placement of an IV catheter, or after blunt injury or from oral medications like birth control pills. Phlebitis can also occur from a blood clot, called thrombophlebitis. Treatment is supportive with topical heat and NSAIDs if phlebitis is in superficial tributary veins. ...Read more

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What causes phlebitis?

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. ...Read more

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How do I cure phlebitis?

Phlebitis: As dr. Akl said, phlebitis simply means inflammation of a vein. Generally phlebitis is something that will go away on its own but taking anti-inflammatory medicine and using warm and/or cold compresses, along with compression, helps. Now the issue is, do you just have phlebitis or is there more going on than that? If there is a clot in there you need to know it. As dr. Bein said, see your md. ...Read more

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How can you treat phlebitis?

NSAID & compression: Most cases of phlebitis can be safely treated conservatively with compression hosiery, nsaids, cold packs, and walking. However, extensive phlebitis or phlebitis of certain veins sometimes requires anticoagulation or sugery. Duplex ultrasound is necessary first to rule out associated, and potentially more serious deep vein thrombosis. ...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 can I do for the pain from phlebitis?

Anti-inflammatories: Reduce the pain of phlebitis with anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen, combined with an extra streength Acetaminophen blocks both pain pathways. Warm compresses, compression stockings help.
See a vein specialist to evaluate the cause, like a superficial vein clot, which can be treated further. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the meaning of phlebitis?

Inflammation: Phlebitis means inflammation of the vein. This red, warm vein is painful and usually associated with a clot. The clot can be spontaneous in the lower leg or after an IV in the arm. ...Read more

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What is phlebitis and how does it affect someone?

An inflamed vein: Phlebitis is an inflamed vein. The problem is that the inflammation is often caused by a thrombus (clot) and the only way to know that a clot is present or not is to have an ultrasound. Clots are common in phlebitis and 24% of the time that a person has phlebitis associated with a clot, they also have a deep venous thrombosis. About 10% of these are associated with a pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a phlebitis-like disease?

Pain, swelling, etc.: Phlebitis is inflammation of veins, which can come on with mechanical irritation like an IV catheter, chemical irritation from IV meds, and blood clots. Thrombosis in veins can be superficial, and the signs/symptoms: pain, redness, cord-like to touch, swelling, warmth. Deep vein thrombosis: pain, swelling, catch, charlie-horse. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Phlebitis?

Phlebitis: Phlebitis is inflammation or infection of a vein. It is commonly seen with blood clots. This would be Thrombophlebitis. ...Read more

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How to treat and confirm if you have phlebitis?

Phlebitis: A venous Doppler-ultrasound would be recommended to evaluate the venous system to determine if there is a clot-phlebitis present. Once determining that the question is if the clot is superficial or deep, and wearing the leg as the clot. This will guide the management protocol for treatment. ...Read more

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What are treatment options to phlebitis?

Antiinflamatory meds: Treatment of a superficial phlebitis involves antiiflamatory medication and warm soaks. ...Read more

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Difference between phlebitis and infection?

Difference between phlebitis and infection?

Clot /infection: Phlebitis is also called thrombophlebitis and is inflammation of a vein secondary to a clot within the vein. Phlebitis can either be in a superficial vein and is called superficial thrombophlebitis or in a deeper vein and is called dvt. Infection is an inflammation of an area usually due to bacteria.If it is in the skin it is called cellulitis and if there is pus with it, it is called an abscess. ...Read more

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What can be done about phlebitis in my leg?

Treat: If it is a uperficail phlebitis, it is best to use moist heat, anti-inflammatories, compression stockings and walking. ...Read more

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Is phlebitis swelling without an actual clot?

Is phlebitis swelling without an actual clot?

Phlebitis: Phlebitis means blood clot, there is associated swelling and often redness and discomfort if it is a superficial blood clot ...Read more