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What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

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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 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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What do the symptoms of phlebitis look like?

Inflammation: Phlebitis is an itis (inflammation) of a phleb (vein). Typically the symptoms of phlebitis are those of inflammation and include pain, swelling, warmth, and redness. It can sometimes be hard to tell the difference between phlebitis and a skin infection. Ultrasound can help sort this out and also make sure that the phlebitis doesn't extend into a deep vein with a clot. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of early or mild phlebitis?

What are the symptoms of early or mild phlebitis?

Warmth: Phlebitis is an itis (inflammation) of a phleb (vein). Typically the symptoms are those of inflammation and include pain, swelling, warmth, and redness. Probably the earliest symptoms of phlebitis are warmth, itching (which is a mild form of pain), and aching. As things progress, the pain becomes worse and redness and swelling develop. ...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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Got IV infiltration & phlebitis. Arm swollen/painful so starting oral antibiotic bc I take immunosprsnt 4vasculitis. The signs to watch for here@home?

Got IV infiltration & phlebitis. Arm swollen/painful so starting oral antibiotic bc I take immunosprsnt 4vasculitis. The signs to watch for here@home?

Worsening symptoms: if oral meds work you should improve. Further swelling, new or worsening fever and more extensive redness are the signs of trouble. If the oral antibiotics fail, you would need IV antibiotics. Oral meds usually work in this setting. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is phlebitis?

What is phlebitis?

An inflamed vein: As dr. Woodworth said, phlebitis is an inflamed vein. These can usually be treated with anti-inflammatory medicine, compression, and ice and/or heat. 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. Although treatment might not change with a clot present, a different treatment is possible. ...Read more

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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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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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