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Is deep vein thrombosis a phlebothrombosis or thrombophlebitis?

Is deep vein thrombosis a phlebothrombosis or thrombophlebitis?

Thrombophlebitis: itis means inflammation. Thrombo means clot. Thrombophlebitis is inflammation of a vein. There is superficial vein thrombophlebitis and deep vein thrombophlebitis. Deep vein thrombosis can be inflamed if acute and this is called deep vein thrombophlebitis. ...Read more

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Does compression stockings prevent superficial thrombophlebitis?

Does compression stockings prevent superficial thrombophlebitis?

Yes - proven: There is much medical research documenting the effectiveness of compression stockings in preventing thrombophlebitis. This includes prevention of deep & superficial thrombophlebitis, (ie DVT & SVT). Compression therapy is also a therapy for SVT & is used in the hospital for DVT prophylaxis. Especially useful if varicose veins or venous reflux as it helps improve vein flow & prevent SVT in varices ...Read more

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Is deep vein thrombosis deadly?

Is deep vein thrombosis deadly?

Possibly : Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in one or more of the internal veins. Most often in the legs, less often in the arms. If a blood clot breaks loose and flows through the heart and into the lungs it can be fatal. Dvt is a common complication of many medical illnesses. If you are ill you should ask your doctor about this as there are effective prevention approaches. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis, treatment?

Deep vein thrombosis, treatment?

Many options: Depending on location, severity, & other medical conditios, the recommendations will vary. Commonly blood thinner medication is delivered orally, intravenous, or subcutaneous. Examples are coumadin, (warfarin) Xarelto, Lovenox, and heparin. When blood thinners fail or can't be given (bleeding risks) then an IVC filter if often used. Catheter thrombolysis good option for ileofemoral DVT. See vascular surgeon ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis causes warmth, pyrexia?

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Deep vein thrombosis causes warmth, pyrexia?

Unusual: The only time a DVT would cause pyrexia (a fever) would be if there was an infection assciated with it. Although that can happen, it would be exceedingly rare. ...Read more

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What is DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

What is DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. ...Read more

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How is superficial phlebitis distinguished from varicose veins?

How is superficial phlebitis distinguished from varicose veins?

Clot: Phlebitis is a blood clot in a superficial vein which is firm and tender to touch Varicose vein with no clot will be soft and sometimes can be tender to touch ...Read more

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What is deep vein thrombosis?

What is deep vein thrombosis?

A blood clot: A DVT is a blood clot ( thrombus) which has formed in the deep vein of usually the leg. It may involve the lower, upper or entire leg. Less frequently it involves the upper extremity. The other kind of clotting is superficial phlebitis which occurs in the veins just under the skin. If either is suspected one should seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Are venous aneurysms dangerous? Superficial

Venous aneurysm: it could be a problem the bigger question is the correct diagnosis is it a true venous aneurysm which not that common or is it a venous malformation should be evalauted especailly if it is enlarging ...Read more

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What is deep vein thrombosis (dvt)?

Blood clot...: A deep vein thrombosis, or dvt, is a blood clot in a deep vein (rather than a superficial one). These usually occur in the lower extremities. The concern is that these blood clots can migrate through the bloodstream and end up in the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism, which can be life-threatening. The treatment for a DVT is usually blood thinners. ...Read more

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Can MRI detect deep vein thrombosis?

Can MRI detect deep vein thrombosis?

Yes but why ?: Peripheral deep vein thrombosis is detected by safer, cheeper , and quicker doppler ultrasound sonography. Mri is not used for that purpose but vascular MRI is a great tool in detection of intracranial vascular problems. ...Read more

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Portal vein thrombosis?

Clotting of vein: The portal vein carries blood from bowel to the liver. It also runs near the pancreas. Portal vein thrombosis can occur with inflammatory conditions or cancers. Patient may need blood thinners or other treatments. ...Read more

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Could deep vein thrombosis damage heart?

Could deep vein thrombosis damage heart?

It could: There are certain circumstances in which it could. The most common would be if the deep vein thrombosis (DVT) were to break off, travel through the heart to the lungs and lodge, causing a pulmonary embolism. If the pulmonary embolism is large enough, this puts a lot of strain on the right side of the heart, and heart damage can ensue. ...Read more

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Can thrombolysis be used for deep vein thrombosis?

Can thrombolysis be used for deep vein thrombosis?

Yes: Currently, most protocols for the treatment of DVT do not include thrombolysis unless the clot is very extensive. ...Read more

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What causes a deep vein thrombosis?

What causes a deep vein thrombosis?

Many factors: Patients with a hereditary condition, called venous insufficiency have a valvular condition that allows blood to pool while standing or sitting, decreased return to heart when not lying down. Can lead to inflammation due to decreased blood flow through the vein, damage to vein and blood clotting. Other factors blood clotting disorder, malignancy, recent surgery, hx dvt, pregnancy, hrt, infection. ...Read more

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Could DVT be either phlebothrombosis or thrombophlebitis?

Could DVT be either phlebothrombosis or thrombophlebitis?

Definitions of words: Phlebothromobis =clotting in a vein. Thrombophlebitis = inflammation caused by the clot. So, the simple answer is yes because virtually all phlebothrombosis will cause some inflammation, some mild and some severe (redness, swelling, pain etc..) if you are having symptoms, consult your doc for an eval/treatment. Keep physically active to reduce your risk. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does thrombosis differ from deep vein thrombosis?

How does thrombosis differ from deep vein thrombosis?

Location of Clot: Thrombosis is the medical term for a clot. This can happen anywhere in the body. Deep vein thrombosis means that the clot is in the deep veins which most commonly occur on the legs. The deep veins are located within the muscle. ...Read more

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Can superficial phlebitis cause health problems?

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

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Irrationally worried about superficial phlebitis?

Irrationally worried about superficial phlebitis?

Usually not problem: Superficial phlebitis is usually not a serious problem. The treatment is generally moist heat and drugs like motrin. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the reason for superficial sex?

Could you tell me what is the reason for superficial sex?

The casual stuff: Both men and women may find that a casual laiason brings momentary pleasure and hopefully a wonderful memory -- and perhaps a new friend. The physical side of romance serves many purposes. Don't judge others' choices about this. If you feel it's wrong, or that it's wrong for you, avoid it -- and avoid situations in which it might arise (especially parties with young people and alcohol / cannabis). ...Read more

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Have superficial punctuate keratopathy - is it normal at 77?

Have superficial punctuate keratopathy - is it normal at 77?

SPK: Superficial punctate keratitis (spk) can refer to ocular surface (ie corneal epithelium) irritation. It can also be used to describe thygeson's spk which is a disease of the cornea causing significant symptoms. Both can occur at any age. ...Read more

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Superfical thrombophlebitis looks like what? Can you die from it?

Superfical thrombophlebitis looks like what?  Can you die from it?

Superficial: Usually presents as a firm red area over the track of the vein Usually not a major issue unless it extends towards the groin where the risk of dvt increases Dvt is an issue as possible pulmonary embolism ...Read more

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I am about to have a superficial parotidectomy, what should I expect?

I am about to have a superficial parotidectomy, what should I expect?

Pain, swelling: Pain, swelling, possible facial weakness or paralysis due to injury to the facial nerve. Your surgeon whould provide a complete list of what to expect. ...Read more

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Im getting irrationally worried about superficial phlebitis. What to do?

Im getting irrationally worried about superficial phlebitis. What to do?

All work.: There is no best medication for superficial phlebitis. Any antiinflammatory that is tolerated by the patient is acceptable. The type ordered is usually determined by the physician's training and experience. I prefer advil, (ibuprofen) Motrin or naproxyn. Wet heat to the area also helps and an evaluation by a vein specialist would also be recommended. ...Read more

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What can I do when intermediate and superficial cell is seen in endocervical.

What can I do when intermediate and superficial cell is seen in endocervical.

These are benign...: "intermediate and superficial squamous cells" are normal cells from the ectocervix (outer cervix). These cells are not premalignant or malignant. If you underwent an endocervical biopsy / curettage, and only intemediate and superficial cells were seen, then the biopsy may not have obtained the lining of the interior portion of the cervix, and you might need additional sampling. Ask your doc. ...Read more

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How to not get bored at work place especially since superficial conversation with coworkers gets tiring?

How to not get bored at work place especially since superficial conversation with coworkers gets tiring?

Counseling: Boredom may be a signal it's time to consider moving on. Begin thinking of where you'd prefer to be, use your imagination, and picture where you might be more challenged in a work setting. It might help to talk to someone objective like a career counselor or therapist depending on how unhappy you are. Counseling even short-term may help you out of a "bored at work" rut. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are there any circumstances that superficial venous stripping should be used over other, more conservative, methods?

Are there any circumstances that superficial venous stripping should be used over other, more conservative, methods?

Varicose veins: if there is an established venous reflux problem, and you are having symptomatic issues, then more definitive therapy would be recommended. Often this can be accomplished by thermal ablation-laser sealing of the vein without the need for open surgery. Use of compression stockings long-term will not resolve this issue. ...Read more

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Is the sural nerve superficial?

Is the sural nerve superficial?

Yes: As you get down closer to the foot ...Read more

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What causes my superficial scars to be dark?

What causes my superficial scars to be dark?

Likely genetics: Scars are influenced by many things. If all your scars are dark. Even superficial scratches then if is due to genetics. Often seen in people with darker skin. ...Read more

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Are there any superficial nerves in the hamstring area?

Are there any superficial nerves in the hamstring area?

Nerves: You have superficial nerves all over your body. Your skin is one big nerve ending! ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause superficial pain instead of deep pain?

Can endometriosis cause superficial pain instead of deep pain?

Yes: No 2 women experience the exact same pain. The pain can be deep, superficial, intermittent or constant. It can occur randomly or all the time or just with periods. There is no set pattern. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: superficial thrombophlebitis?

What is the definition or description of: 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 more

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Superficial cuts have yellowing on the skin surrounding them, should I be concerned?

Superficial cuts have yellowing on the skin surrounding them, should I be concerned?

Hmmm...: It is possible that some of the natural exudate leaking from the wound has deposited on your skin. If this is crusty then it may be something called impetigo. It is also possible that these cuts caused minor bruising. If you are concerned about this then having someone examine you would be your best option. ...Read more

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What are the 7 methods of identifying facial nerve during a superficial parotidectomy?

What are the 7 methods of identifying facial nerve during a superficial parotidectomy?

Are you a patient?: Unusual for a patient to ask this level of questions.The facial nerve lies approximately 1.0–1.5 cm deep and slightly anterior and inferior to the tip of theexternal canal cartilage (also called ‘pointer’). The nerve lies approximately 1.0 cm deep to the medial attachment of the posterior belly of the digastric muscle to the digastric groove of the mastoid bone. There are more methods. ...Read more

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Do whitish scars left from superficial scratches that just healed disappear completely with time?

Do whitish scars left from superficial scratches that just healed disappear completely with time?

Maybe: If the injury was very superficial, it will likely completely heal. Keeping the scar out of the sun will help to avoid permanent color changes (use SPF if you're going to be out). Silicone scar sticks can help to minimize permanent scars (this is the only topical treatment with really good scientific evidence to help). If it stays laser genesis treatment may help it resolve as well. ...Read more

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How much activity should a person with superficial phlebitis be engaging in? How much should they be resting?

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How much activity should a person with superficial phlebitis be engaging in?  How much should they be resting?

As tolerated: Oftentimes phlebitis is painful enough that being on your feet is intolerable. If that is the case, then lie down and put your feet up. A soon as your leg feels good enough to bear weight, you should be as active as your discomfort level will allow you to be. ...Read more

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Had VAVD But stitches resulted in superficial gaping . Plz help will that heal without repair or stitch again?

Probably: Not clear what you mean by gaping, but this area generally heals VERY well if not infected. And it is usually not possible to stitch again. If you are having significant drainage, pain, or fever, you should be seen. Otherwise, apply a warm compress for at least 10 minutes about 6 times a day to give it the best chance of healing. If you can, dry yourself off with a hairdryer on warm setting. ...Read more