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Superfical thrombophlebitis or dvt-- can you die from it?

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Dr. Craig Schwartz
Phlebology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: DVT? Yes

If a DVT progresses to a pulmonary embolism (clot travelling to the lung) that can be fatal.

In brief: DVT? Yes

If a DVT progresses to a pulmonary embolism (clot travelling to the lung) that can be fatal.
Superficial thrombophlebitis is not fatal.
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