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Phlebitis refers to the inflammation of a vein. This may be caused by several factors including infection, trauma to the wall of a vein or the formation of a blood clot within the vein.
Superficial thrombophlebitis refers to an inflamed vein near the skins surface caused by a blood clot.
Common symptoms of thrombophlebitis include:
Superficial thrombophlebitis is usually not a serious condition. Within a few weeks, the blood clot in the vein usually clears and the inflammation resolves. However, there is a small chance that a blood clot in the superficial vein will spread to deeper veins, resulting in deep venous thrombosis, a serious condition (DVT).
Risk factors increasing your chance of developing thrombophlebitis include:
Thrombophlebitis is typically clinically diagnosed after a comprehensive medical history and physical examination. Ultrasound scans may be useful for confirmation of the diagnosis.
Phlebitis is inflammation and not commonly related to infection. Treatment of phlebitis is mainly aimed at relieving symptoms. Limb elevation and cold compresses may be useful. Often, pain killers and anti-inflammatory medications are prescribed. If the inflammation is due a venous infection, antibiotics may be required.
Our vein specialists are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of phlebitis. Our team of vein specialists are dedicated to your care and will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is best suited to your condition.
This consultation is the perfect way for you to learn about what we can do to help you become free of the pain and discomfort of your varicose veins. From start to finish a consultation takes about 45 minutes and the valuable information you will receive will enable you to make important healthcare decisions about your varicose veins.