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Doctor insights on: Thrombophlebitis In The Legs

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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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Thrombophlebitis (Definition)

An inflammatory process that causes a blood clot to form and block one or more veins, ...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

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What is the treatment for thrombophlebitis?

Conservative treat: The good news is that, while annoying, thrombophlebitis is not typically a dangerous problem, it is not the very serious dvt. It is treated by a regimen of conservative treatment, which includes high-dose nsaid's for 10-14 days, use of medical grade compression stockings, application of moist, hot compresses to the affected area, 3-time daily elevation of the limb, and daily exercise for 30 min. ...Read more

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Can diabetes type 2 lead to thrombophlebitis?

Can diabetes type 2 lead to thrombophlebitis?

Not usually: Diabetics are about at the same risk for blood clots as everybody else unless there are other genetic factors involved an also immobility and obesity. ...Read more

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Superfical thrombophlebitis or dvt-- can you die from it?

Superfical thrombophlebitis or dvt-- can you die from it?

No and Yes: Superficial thrombophlebitis is not a dangerous problem, and is rarely serious, and essentially never fatal. Dvt, or deep vein thrombosis, on the other hand, is a very serious condition, and can lead to what is known as pulmonary embolus, where a piece of clot breaks off and travels through the heart to the lungs. In this circumstance it is very dangerous, and can be fatal. ...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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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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What is thrombophlebitis?

Thrombophlebitis: This term means inflammation of the veins and often results in venous thrombosis which is blood clotting in the veins. ...Read more

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What is thrombophlebitis?

This refers: To irritation of a vein with associated clot. Usually in the context of a superficial vein which is of less seriousness than a deep venous thrombosis with risk of embolization. ...Read more

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Could I have thrombophlebitis?

Thrombophlebitis: It is a very common and non dangerous condition where a vein under the skin get red, raised, warm, and tender. Within 1-2 wks the redness turns brown the warmth goes away the tenderness does too just the lumpiness stays for a month or 6 wks before it goes away too ...Read more

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How do you cure thrombophlebitis?

How do you cure thrombophlebitis?

No cure just rx: Thrombophlebits is a symptom and not a disease. The underlying cause needs to be treated first. However if its severe and there's skin breakdown then an infection can occur. Antibiotics would be indicated. Otherwise depending on the cause, support stockings, anticoagulation etc may be needed. ...Read more