Thrombophlebitis is a circulation problem that develops when blood clots disrupt circulation in a vein. The vein becomes swollen and inflamed. There are two forms of thrombophlebitis:- superficial thrombophlebitis and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). In some cases of DVT the blood clot travels to the heart, lungs, or other organs where it can cause death. Treatments for thrombophlebitis may include reducing swelling and pain with medications and/or compression stockings. For DVT, blood thinners may be given; in some cases, surgery may be necessary. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how thrombophlebitis is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
How Do I Know If I Have Thrombophlebitis?
If my doctor thinks I may have thrombophlebitis, what tests will I need to undergo? WebMD gives a description of the diagnostic tests used to learn whether you are suffering from thrombophlebitis or some other condition.
What Is Thrombophlebitis? What Causes It?
Thrombophlebitis is a condition that affects your blood circulation. Learn what causes it and who’s at risk.
If you have thrombophlebitis, take heart -- —there are a number of things your doctor can do to treat it. Find out what they are and which ones might be right for you.
WebMD explains phlebitis (fle-BYE-tis), inflammation of a vein.