Thrombophlebitis is inflammation of a vein caused by a blood clot (also known as a thrombus). There are a variety of symptoms that may accompany phlebitis including:
- SWELLING–Recent swelling of the limb
- PAIN–Unexplained limb pain or tenderness
- WARMTH–Skin that may be warm to the touch
- REDNESS—Redness of the skin
There are two specific kinds of thrombophlebitis:
Thromboplhebitis has the potential to develop into an embolism. Due to the risk to your health if you feel you may suffer from this condition you should seek out a medical professional to discuss the possibility as soon as possible. A DVT will require additional evaluation and medication (including blood thinners).