Additionally, the risk of developing blood clots can make it dangerous to travel, as clotting could occur during a long flight or car ride. As a result, it is important to seek treatment for phlebitis as soon as possible to minimize the impact on your daily life, and the health risks associated with the condition.

What is phlebitis?

Phlebitis is the inflammation of veins which can cause blood clots, called thrombophlebitis, if left untreated. Phlebitis usually occurs in the legs but can also occur in other parts of the body.

In some cases, phlebitis can lead to the formation of blood clots, which can block the flow of blood and cause tissue damage. If left untreated, phlebitis can also lead to the development of ulcers or Gangrene. 

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What causes phlebitis?

There are several causes of phlebitis, including:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting or standing
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Injury to the affected area

Treatments for phlebitis

If you suspect that you have phlebitis, it is important to see a vein expert to properly diagnose and treat the condition. Treatment for phlebitis may include:

  • Compression stockings or wraps to reduce swelling
  • Antibiotics to clear the infection
  • Pain medications
  • Blood thinners to prevent clotting

Why choose NYBG Veins for your phlebitis treatment?

Vein disease is a common problem, affecting 50-90% of women at some point in their lives. Fortunately, there are many treatment options available. At our office, we offer state-of-the-art equipment and procedures that are minimally invasive and have little to no downtime. Our experienced team will customize a treatment plan to meet your unique needs. Don't suffer from vein disease any longer. Contact us today to see how we can help you. No matter the symptoms you are experiencing, Dr. Ahn can help isolate the cause and provide well-needed relief, at last. 

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What happens if you leave phlebitis untreated?

Phlebitis is a condition that occurs when the veins become inflamed, often as a result of infection. If left untreated, phlebitis can lead to several serious complications, including blood clots, ulceration, and tissue death. In severe cases, it can even cause death. Because of this, it is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible if you think you may have phlebitis.

Early diagnosis and treatment can help to prevent serious complications from developing. While the condition is typically treated with the help of anti-inflammatory medications or surgery, some patients may require long-term care. Phlebitis is a serious condition that should not be taken lightly. If you think you may be suffering from phlebitis, it’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible.

What are the main symptoms of phlebitis?

The most common symptom of phlebitis is a pain in the affected area. Other symptoms may include:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • In some cases, phlebitis can also cause fever and chills
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How is phlebitis diagnosed?

Phlebitis is usually diagnosed based on a combination of symptoms and a physical examination. However, other tests may also be performed to rule out other possible causes of the symptoms. For example:

  • Blood tests may be ordered to check for inflammation or clotting disorders. 
  • In some cases, an ultrasound evaluation may be required for better evaluation. If phlebitis is suspected, it is important to see a doctor so that treatment can be started as soon as possible. With proper treatment, most people make a full recovery.
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