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Superficial Thrombophlebitis

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by Kohnle D

( Phlebitis; Thrombophlebitis)

 

Diagnosis

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done.
Tests may include the following:
  • X-ray or ultrasound to check for deeper blood clots
  • Venogram in which dye or contrast is injected
  • Screening for blood disorders with recurrent episodes of phlebitis
 

RESOURCES

American College of Phlebology
http://www.phlebology.org

The Society for Vascular Surgery
http://www.vascularweb.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery
http://canadianvascular.ca

Public Health Agency of Canada
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca

 

References


McQuillan AD, Eikelboom JW, Baker RI. Venous thromboembolism in travelers: can we identify those at risk? Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2003 Oct;14(7):671-5.


Ramzi DW, Leeper KV. DVT and pulmonary embolism: Part I. Diagnosis. Am Fam Physician. 2004;69(12):2829-2836.


Vandenbroucke JP, Rosing J, Bloemenkamp KWM, Middeldorp S, Helmerhorst FM, Bouma BN. Oral contraceptives and the risk of venous thrombosis. N Engl J Med. 2001 May 17;344:1527-1535.

 

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