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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?

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?

Aspirin: Usual treatment for superficial thrombophlebitis is Aspirin and an antibiotic if there is felt to be a component of infection. There may not be much to do at this point, and it may be self limited. See a urologist. ...Read more

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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I have had pressure on my left temple and a vein that has raised. What could be causing this? Someone mentioned superficial thrombophlebitis?

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

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Is thrombophlebitis the same thing as a deep vein thrombosis?

Is thrombophlebitis the same thing as a deep vein thrombosis?

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

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Is deep vein thrombosis a phlebothrombosis or thrombophlebitis?

Is deep vein thrombosis a phlebothrombosis or thrombophlebitis?

Thrombophlebitis: itis means inflammation. Thrombo means clot. Thrombophlebitis is inflammation of a vein. There is superficial vein thrombophlebitis and deep vein thrombophlebitis. Deep vein thrombosis can be inflamed if acute and this is called deep vein thrombophlebitis. ...Read more

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Deep vein thrombosis is a phlebothrombosis or thrombophlebitis, can you please tell me?

Deep vein thrombosis is a phlebothrombosis or thrombophlebitis, can you please tell me?

Essentially the same: Thrombophlebitis is a clot with inflammation and phlebothrombosis is a clot without inflammation. A DVT is usually always thrombophletbitis because of the associated inflammation and swelling of the area. An example of a phlebothrombosis would be a clotted hemorrhoid or a clot in an arm vein following an IV medication. ...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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Several veins in forearm sting. Veins are soft & skin is normal color. Veins engorge when hands by sides and constrict when raised. Thrombophlebitis?

Not thrombophlebitis: It is normal for veins to expand and contract in relation to their relative position to the height of the heart. Throbophlebitis is a clot in the vein and such a vein would not change with the height of the arm ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more