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Are there certain things that make getting phlebitis more likely?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Bulger
Surgery - Vascular
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Varicose veins, venous reflux, hypercoagulable states, limited mobility, trauma to the vein.

In brief: Yes

Varicose veins, venous reflux, hypercoagulable states, limited mobility, trauma to the vein.
Dr. Christopher Bulger
Dr. Christopher Bulger
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Varicose veins

Peolke who have varicose veins are more likely to have phlebitis.
This is a clot in that varicose veins. Stasis or injury to the veins are usually the most common cause.

In brief: Varicose veins

Peolke who have varicose veins are more likely to have phlebitis.
This is a clot in that varicose veins. Stasis or injury to the veins are usually the most common cause.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Besides varicose veins, venous reflux, hypercoagulable states, limited mobility, and trauma to the vein as dr. Bulger mentioned, other things include pregnancy, dehydration, and some medications.

In brief: Yes

Besides varicose veins, venous reflux, hypercoagulable states, limited mobility, and trauma to the vein as dr. Bulger mentioned, other things include pregnancy, dehydration, and some medications.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. David Rosen
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

While phlebitis can commonly be an isolated, benign phenomenon in patients with varicose veins, it can also be the "tip of the iceberg" of a significant occult process.
Board-certified phlebologists are trained to identify clues in a patient's history that point to conditions such as hypercoagulable disorders and malignancies. Patients should seek expert medical attention for assessment/treatment.

In brief: Yes

While phlebitis can commonly be an isolated, benign phenomenon in patients with varicose veins, it can also be the "tip of the iceberg" of a significant occult process.
Board-certified phlebologists are trained to identify clues in a patient's history that point to conditions such as hypercoagulable disorders and malignancies. Patients should seek expert medical attention for assessment/treatment.
Dr. David Rosen
Dr. David Rosen
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Dr. Ted King
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