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What are the treatments for thrombophlebitis? How long should I be on heprin?

What are the treatments for thrombophlebitis? How long should I be on heprin?

Anticoagulation: If you have thrombophlebitis (deep venous thrombosis), the treatment is anticoagulation. This involves an infusion of Heparin or injections of a heparinoid like Lovenox (enoxaparin) initially for about 4 to 7 days, with long term treatment with warfarin (coumadin). The duration of treatment depends on the extent of the thrombosis and other coexisting issues. A vascular surgery consultation is indicated. ...Read more

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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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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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What is the best treatment of thrombophlebitis?

What is the best treatment of thrombophlebitis?

Usually blood thinne: If the clot only involves superficial veins, it can be tested with warm soaks and NSAID (motrin family). For deep vein clots blood thinners are the best treatment. Typically a type of Heparin followed by coumadin (warfarin). Length of treatment depends on why the clot happened and other medical conditions. ...Read more

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Treatment for thrombophlebitis takes how long to improve?

Variable: The deep and superficial thrombophlebitis resolve at variable rates. Usually over 2 or 3 months for the vessel to re-canalize . However sometimes the vein does not recanalize. ...Read more

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Any treatment for superficial thrombophlebitis?

Any treatment for superficial thrombophlebitis?

Local care.: Superficial phlebitis is a clot in a superficial vein. It is treated by local care with heat and nsaids. If the superficial thrombophlebitis is in the vicinity of a deep vein such as the saphenous vein near the groin, the treatment may require more than nsaids and heat. You should see a vein specialist for evaluation and recommendations for treatment. ...Read more

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Is the treatment for superficial thrombophlebitis really compression? Its painful. Its on the back of my hand after being put under, can 'it' travel?

Is the treatment for superficial thrombophlebitis really compression? Its painful. Its on the back of my hand after being put under, can 'it' travel?

If tollerated: Compression is recommended, but if it hurts its not helping. if you can keep your hand elevated that would be helpful. Remeber fluids, warm moist compress, and NSAID. I recommend a baby aspirin daily . ...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?

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