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Thrombophlebitis

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).

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