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    Superficial Thrombophlebitis

    Superficial Thrombophlebitis

    Phlebitis is the swelling of a vein. This swelling may cause pain and redness. Your arm or leg may become swollen as well. Phlebitis happens in shallow veins or in deeper veins. If there is a blood clot and swelling, it is called thrombophlebitis. Many things may cause phlebitis. The treatment will depend on where the phlebitis is in your body and what has caused it.

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    About this topic

    Phlebitis is the swelling of a vein. This swelling may cause pain and redness. Your arm or leg may become swollen as well. Phlebitis happens in shallow veins or in deeper veins. If there is a blood clot and swelling, it is called thrombophlebitis. Many things may cause phlebitis. The treatment will depend on where the phlebitis is in your body and what has caused it.

    What drugs may be needed?

    Prevent blood clots from getting bigger,Break up the blood clot,Help with pain and swelling,Fight an infection

    What changes to diet are needed?

    Talk to your doctor about how your diet may affect the drugs you are taking.,Keep a healthy weight. Being overweight adds pressure on your veins. Ask your doctor for help in planning a healthy diet.

    What problems could happen?

    Blood clot in the heart, brain or lungs (pulmonary embolism),Infection,Loss of circulation to body parts that cause further problems.

    When do I need to call the doctor?

    Sudden chest pain or trouble breathing could be a sign that a blood clot has traveled to your lungs. Seek emergency care right away.,Signs of bleeding that are not normal. This includes bloody or dark black, sticky stools, blood in the urine, bleeding from a small cut that will not stop, or bleeding from your gums.,Signs of infection. These include a fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher, chills, or wound that will not heal.,More soreness or redness in your arm or leg,More swelling or pain in your arm or leg,Your leg or arm becomes hot, cold, pale, or blue

    Body systems

    Cardiovascular,Emergency Medicine

    What are other common names?

    Deep Venous Thrombosis,DVT,Phlebothrombosis,Superficial Phlebitis,Superficial Thrombophlebitis,Thrombophlebitis

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    This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. This is only a brief summary of general information. It does NOT include all information about conditions, illnesses, injuries, tests, procedures, treatments, therapies, discharge instructions or life-style choices that may apply to you. You must talk with your health care provider for complete information about your health and treatment options. This information should not be used to decide whether or not to accept your health care provider’s advice, instructions or recommendations. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to provide advice that is right for you.

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