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Superficial Vein Thrombophlebitis
Can superficial thrombophlebitis in the leg cause noticeable swelling? If it causes swelling, should the vein be removed?
I have had pressure on my left temple and a vein that has raised. What could be causing this? Someone mentioned superficial thrombophlebitis?
See vein specialist.: Temporal veins can develop superficial phlebitis but this is rare. Most commonly temporal veins can increase and decrease in size as normal variations depending on levels of hydration, stress, genetics and even sun exposure. It would be unlikely that the vein is causing you pressure but you should see a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more
48 hours after I had oral sex suddenly I feel a thrombosed penile vein. Precisely a thrombophlebitis of the superficial dorsal vein. How to cure it?
I have had superficial thrombophlebitis in my varicose veins in my left leg. How do I prevent it for the future?
Treat varicose veins: Prevention of recurrent superficial thrombophlebitis of varicose veins centers around the treatment of the varicose veins themselves. There are a variety of treatment options available and I would recommend that you see a vein specialist/phlebologist. In the meatime, compression stockings may aid in preventing recurence. Your physician may want to check you for clotting abnormalites as well. ...Read more
Superficial thrombophlebitis in 2 varicose veins. Doc gave thrombophob gel, gel doesn't seem to help with pain? Also drink paroven, what does this do?
See Vein Specialist.: Thrombophlebitis is a complication of having varicose veins there is evidence that this can be a recurring problem. A topical gel is just that-topical treatment. Paroven is essentially a homeopathic herb without any proven results. You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation with duplex ultrasound and possible even a coagulation workup. ...Read more
Not exactly: Thrombophlebitis (tp) means that there is an inflamed vein with a blood clot in it. Although you can get a tp in a deep or a superficial vein, we usually think of superficial veins when we talk about tp. The catch is that when someone develops a superfical tp, a deep vein thrombosis will be associated with it up to 25% of the time. Often you can't tell the difference without doing an ultrasound. ...Read more
Several veins in forearm sting. Veins are soft & skin is normal color. Veins engorge when hands by sides and constrict when raised. Thrombophlebitis?
Veins rarely burst.: There are 3 types of superficial veins-varicose, spiders and reticular (blue). Varicose veins could bleed following trauma to them but will rarely spontaneously bleed. Spider veins will not bleed unless they are long standing and located over the ankle and skin. In order for these to bleed, scabs form over them and rupture. This is primarily in older patients. Reticular veins do not bleed. ...Read more
Veins like a tree.: Think of your veins like a tree with a central trunk and branches. The trunk in the superficial system of veins is called the saphenous vein and the branches that come off of this trunk are collateral (side) branches. Varicose veins are bulging grape-like veins and normal veins are usually blue and thin and straight. Veins can get larger and smaller for many reasons. ...Read more
When a superficial vein is said to be incompressible, does it have the same hardness as a tendon?
Could be.: Veins are normally compressible. If incompressible then this means that the vein is clotted. Superficial veins that are clotted can usually be felt under the skin and can fell hard like a tendon. ...Read more
What is the difference between unilateral superficial vein swelling and collateral superficial vein swelling?
Difference?: Unilateral vein swelling would be dilated veins in one area compared no non dilated veins in the opposite area (i.e. R leg and L leg). Collateral veins usually form around a blockage such as a DVT. In actuality, there may not be any difference between the two. ...Read more
What could be the cause of a painful visable superficial vein that has appeared and runs down the middle of my forehead? . It wasn't there before.
Arteritis?: Usually you find the temporal arteries (running over your temples) with these symptoms. It's an inflammation of the artery walls which can be diagnosed with a biopsy of the artery itself. However you may have a similar condition with an artery in the midline. You should see a physician for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Polycythemia vera verified by second opinion. + Crohn’s. Unilateral calf swelling. Unilateral superficial vein. D-dimer + US normal. Get venogram?
Difficult to know: Polycythemia vera and Chrons are both risk factors for DVT. Also your sign and symptoms are suspicious for DVT. Venous Doppler US for a single exam may miss small DVT especially in the calf. D dimer if normal pretty sensitive. Many options repeat: Ultrasound and possibly d dimer, venogram [but these are not done much now], follow closely. Recommend close follow up with your doctor/ vein expert. ...Read more
See vein specialist.: The ideal treatment for varicose veins is a venous reflux exam to look for leaking valves which are the source of the varicose veins. Correcting the varicose veins with a laser closure procedure would be the treatment of choice. You should see vein specialist for a full venous evaluation and to see why your veins are hurting you. ...Read more
How does a surgeon make an incision to repair the Achilles tendon if a distended superficial vein extends over the center of the tendon?
Ligate the vein: A superficial vein can easily either be avoided of ligated (tied off). ...Read more
What's that painless hard lump under skin where I had a surgery after cut in superficial vein on the back of my hand 2months ago, it appeared 3weeks po
Had sinusitis, think cleared. Something is hard to the touch left of nose under eye circle, feels like superficial vein. Hurts to touch. What is it?
Dacryocystitis: If you have a painful swelling of the lower lid area near the nose side of the lid, you may have an infection of the tear drainage system. See an ophthalmologist for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Can compartment syndrome of the lower leg cause swelling, loss of hair, and a superficial vein to stick out of the leg?
Can leeches be used for treating superficial vein thrombosis? (placing the leech on the vein where there's a clot and allowing it to suck blood).?
NO: If the blood is clotted, the leech won't be able to suck the blood. Interesting idea though. ...Read more
One prominent superficial vein on left leg, pain radiating up whole leg constantly burning pain. Dvt ruled out. Would sv cause this pain? Crps? Other?
Yes: If the clot is only in the superficial vein/s it is safe to remove the vein surgically with either a phlebectomy or stripping. ...Read more
Should superficial veins be removed if someone with polycythemia rubra vera has superficial clots?
I am 35 yrs female unmarried, I m suffering from rt. Arm block from last 04 yrs, my hnd is swelled there are lot of superficial veins. My ESR is 38?
RSD??: Ouch, you need to get another opinion. If you already have then what doc miss a lot are complex regional pain or rsd and thoracic outlet syndrome. They both can be treated non-surgically with myofasical release therapy as per travell w trigger point shot and acupuncture. The neck/shoulder/upper back and arm are the same unit and needs therapy all together. Wellness and magnesium will help. ...Read more
I have very superficial veins on my arms. They are visible at all times & appear green. I would like to know, what should I do to remove them?
Are there superficial veins on the edge of the thigh/hamstring where the two come together at the back of the inner leg? Feel knobby like cord
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