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Superficial Thrombophlebitis

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by Kohnle D

( Phlebitis; Thrombophlebitis)



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


American College of Phlebology

The Society for Vascular Surgery



Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery

Public Health Agency of Canada



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