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What is phlebitis and what are its syndromes.How can a doctor know it and how could be treated.Could it cause pain in the whole leg.Please explain?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
4 doctors agree

In brief: Clots in veins

Usually superficial veins.
Need ultrasound. Treatment depends on results.

In brief: Clots in veins

Usually superficial veins.
Need ultrasound. Treatment depends on results.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Inflamed vein

Phlebitis means that you have an inflamed vein.
Usually the vein becomes hard, the skin over it swells, turns red, feels warm and hurts. It is important to know whether you have a blood clot or not though. That takes getting an ultrasound. It sounds like seeing a doctor would be a good idea.

In brief: Inflamed vein

Phlebitis means that you have an inflamed vein.
Usually the vein becomes hard, the skin over it swells, turns red, feels warm and hurts. It is important to know whether you have a blood clot or not though. That takes getting an ultrasound. It sounds like seeing a doctor would be a good idea.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Inflammed vein

Phlebitis is an inflammation inside the vein wall that leads roma clot ad blockage of blood returning to the heart thru it.
Superficial p is a vein near skin (not usually serious and rather easily treated). Deep vein p is serious, and needs DX and rx right away. Sx are pain and swelling in any extremity. Dx is made by a venous doppler study. Rx strong blood thinners. Causes, venous stasis.

In brief: Inflammed vein

Phlebitis is an inflammation inside the vein wall that leads roma clot ad blockage of blood returning to the heart thru it.
Superficial p is a vein near skin (not usually serious and rather easily treated). Deep vein p is serious, and needs DX and rx right away. Sx are pain and swelling in any extremity. Dx is made by a venous doppler study. Rx strong blood thinners. Causes, venous stasis.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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