Symptom: Thrombophlebitis

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Thrombophlebitis is a condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein, causing swelling. A blood clot may form after sitting still for a long stretch of time, or hospitalization following surgery or an illness. Thrombophlebitis symptoms include red, swollen skin; pain; and heat in the skin. The two types of thrombophlebitis are superficial thrombophlebitis (which is close to the skin) and deep venous thrombosis (which occurs in bigger veins deeper in the body). While some people may need surgery to treat thrombophlebitis, the condition can usually be treated with a combination of medications to ease pain, reduce swelling, and dissolve the clot. Compression stockings and elevating the swollen area can also help manage thrombophlebitis.

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Last updated on Dec 19 2012 at 19:15
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