Blood Clots / Phlebitis
Phlebitis refers to the inflammation of a vein. Phlebitis can be caused by any injury to the blood vessel wall, impaired venous flow, or a coagulation irregularity.
Phlebitis symptoms include pain, swelling, redness, and tenderness.
Thrombophlebitis describes the formation of a blood clot which is associated with phlebitis and may be superficial (skin level) or deep (in interior veins).
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can have serious complications and requires immediate treatment with blood thinners.
Medical attention is of the utmost importance in order to assess the severity of the phlebitis. Phlebitis has the possibility of developing into thrombophlebitis and/or deep vein thrombosis with the chance of blood clots forming and traveling directly to the lungs and heart.
If you think you may have phlebitis, call us at 866-990-2832 or seek medical attention through your usual provider.