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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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Thrombophlebitis (Definition)

Thrombophlebitis is 2 words put together. Thrombus is a blood clot. Phlebitis is inflammation of a vein. Put them together and there is a blood clot in a vein with inflammation of that vein. Superficial thrombophlebitis involves veins on the extremities. Lower legs is usually in varicose veins and arms is usually ...Read more


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Can superficial thrombophlebitis in the leg cause noticeable swelling? If it causes swelling, should the vein be removed?

Can superficial thrombophlebitis in the leg cause noticeable swelling? If it causes swelling, should the vein be removed?

Swelling: Swelling is one of the symptoms of superficial phlebitis. The area is often very tender to touch, warm and red. It is best to have the acute inflammation treated and then explore your options for definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Does or can superficial thrombophlebitis cause the skin on the lower leg to feel colder?

Does or can superficial thrombophlebitis cause the skin on the lower leg to feel colder?

Usually warm.: Superficial phlebitis is an inflammatory reaction and, as a result, the skin overlying the area is usually warmer not colder. It would be most unusual for the lower leg to feel colder in the presence of a superficial phlebitis. Look for another reason to explain a cold leg. ...Read more

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Are leg pain and thrombophlebitis common side effects of hip fractures?

Are leg pain and thrombophlebitis common side effects of hip fractures?

Yes: Blood clots can be caused by many different things namely anything that causes your blood not to circulate normally or clot properly. Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) remains the most frequent complication following hip surgery. ...Read more

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I have had superficial thrombophlebitis in my varicose veins in my left leg. How do I prevent it for the future?

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

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Mum had DVT followed by a stenotic vein and swollen leg and foot now she has thrombophlebitis is there a lifelong treatment ?

Mum had DVT followed by a stenotic vein and swollen leg and foot now she has thrombophlebitis is there a lifelong treatment ?

Best to: check to see if her blood is too thick - hypercoagulable. Need to remove or dissolve current clot. The underlying narrowing then can be treated - possibly a stent. She may need Coumadin (warfarin) or Xeralto for a lifetime. Once clot gone use compression hose for leg swelling. Elevate her legs when possible. ...Read more

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How does thrombophlebitis occur?

How does thrombophlebitis occur?

Three main reasons: Thrombophlebitis is venous thrombosis and associated inflammation of the affected vein. Also referred to as DVT or deep vein thrombosis. It is almost always the result of one or more of 3 conditions (known as virchow's triad): 1stasis of blood, 2 endothelial injury or 3 hyper-coagulability. Common causes for each: 1 long trip 2 post surgery or trauma 3 birth control pills or blood disorder. ...Read more

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What is the cause of thrombophlebitis ?

What is the cause of thrombophlebitis  ?

DVT: Blood clots can be caused by many different things namely anything that causes your blood not to circulate normally or clot properly setting for long periods of time smoking prolonged bed rest injury or surgery pregnancy cancer birth control pills obesity a pacemaker or catheter in vein a tall person. ...Read more

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I was wondering are phlebothrombosis and thrombophlebitis the same?

I was wondering are phlebothrombosis and thrombophlebitis the same?

Acute and chronic.: Phlebothrombosis is a clot in a vein and thrombophlebitis is a clot in a vein which then becomes inflamed. Phlebothrombosis tends to be chronic while thrombophlebitis tends to be acute. Thrombophlebitis can become phlebothrombosis. ...Read more