• (noun): Inflammation of a vein caused by or associated with the formation of a blood clot.

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  • (noun): phlebitis in conjunction with the formation of a blood clot (thrombus)

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Thrombophlebitis is a phlebitis (inflammation of a vein) related to a thrombus (blood clot).When it occurs repeatedly in different locations, it is known as thrombophlebitis migrans, (migrating thrombophlebitis)

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  • A clot that develops in a vein close to the skin is called thrombophlebitis, and it causes swelling, tenderness, and redness.

  • However, three weeks later I had to have an operation for a deep vain thrombophlebitis, because the bull’s horn had damaged my left thigh.

  • Giardina warns that pain or swelling accompanied by a red-hot feeling or tenderness along the vein could be a serious condition called thrombophlebitis, which occurs when a blood clot causes swelling, most often in the legs.

  • Treating thrombophlebitis includes bed rest with the leg elevated, hot packs to the affected area, special support stockings, and a mild pain reliever if needed.

  • Heart failure, COPD, asthma, thrombophlebitis — the possibilities are endless.

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