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Can a pink tender cord mean possible deep veinthrombosis?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Or superficial phlebitis.
Need ultrasound.

In brief: Yes

Or superficial phlebitis.
Need ultrasound.
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Dr. Frances Ilozue
Most likely phlebitis it you see a "cord", get it check.
Dr. Lamont Paxton
Surgery - Vascular
5 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

A pink tender cord is more likely a small superficial vein which is inflammed, otherwise known as superficial thrombophlebitis.

In brief: Unlikely

A pink tender cord is more likely a small superficial vein which is inflammed, otherwise known as superficial thrombophlebitis.
Dr. Lamont Paxton
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Need to check it out

Although i agree with everyone that it sounds as though it is likely to be a phlebitis or a superficial venous thrombosis (svt) which is also called superficial thrombophlebitis, as much as 24% of the time that someone has an svt there is a DVT in conjuction with it.
No well to tell for sure clinically, you need an ultrasound.

In brief: Need to check it out

Although i agree with everyone that it sounds as though it is likely to be a phlebitis or a superficial venous thrombosis (svt) which is also called superficial thrombophlebitis, as much as 24% of the time that someone has an svt there is a DVT in conjuction with it.
No well to tell for sure clinically, you need an ultrasound.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. William Nyman
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not but...

A palpable tender cord on the inside of the leg is more likely superficial thrombophlebitis.
It's less serious, but calf pain and leg swelling are concerning and should be investigated immediately to prevent a deep vein clot from migrating to the lung. With either of these symptoms you should visit your dr.

In brief: Probably not but...

A palpable tender cord on the inside of the leg is more likely superficial thrombophlebitis.
It's less serious, but calf pain and leg swelling are concerning and should be investigated immediately to prevent a deep vein clot from migrating to the lung. With either of these symptoms you should visit your dr.
Dr. William Nyman
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