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Superfical thrombophlebitis looks like what? Can you die from it?
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Superficial
Usually presents as a firm red area over the track of the vein Usually not a major issue unless it extends towards the groin where the risk of dvt increases Dvt is an issue as possible pulmonary embolism

In brief: Superficial
Usually presents as a firm red area over the track of the vein Usually not a major issue unless it extends towards the groin where the risk of dvt increases Dvt is an issue as possible pulmonary embolism
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Color changes / pain
Superficial thrombophlebitis can cause some of the changes and symptoms of deep vien thrombosis.
Usually on physical exam and a good quality doppler it can be sorted out. Dvt is the dangerous one and travel to lung as a pulmonary embolus. Superficial not life threatening.

In brief: Color changes / pain
Superficial thrombophlebitis can cause some of the changes and symptoms of deep vien thrombosis.
Usually on physical exam and a good quality doppler it can be sorted out. Dvt is the dangerous one and travel to lung as a pulmonary embolus. Superficial not life threatening.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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