Next Steps Outlook
Phlebitis in the superficial veins is rarely serious and usually responds to pain control, elevation, and warm compresses for 1-2 weeks. For more information about deep vein thrombophlebitis and its prognosis, see Blood Clot in the Legs.
Media file 1: Superficial and deep vein systems in the leg.
Synonyms and Keywords
phlebitis, blood clot in the arm, blood clot in the leg, deep venous thrombophlebitis, thrombophlebitis, superficial vein thrombophlebitis, superficial phlebitis, thrombus, inflammation of a vein, deep vein thrombophlebitis