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Thrombophlebitis In The Legs
If you had a previous thrombophlebitis in your leg 20 yrs ago; is Lexapro (escitalopram) ok to take now?
Lexapro (escitalopram): Under supervision by doctor, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can superficial thrombophlebitis in the leg cause noticeable swelling? If it causes swelling, should the vein be removed?
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
We visit an elderly man bedridden after a hip fracture. He complains of pain in his legs. Is it thrombophlebitis i?
Unlikely: Throbophlebitis is not that painful he needs a complete examination by an experienced orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For someone who suffers from angina and other cardo vascular conditions, is thrombophlebitis more common?
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
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