What is it?

Thrombophlebitis is inflammation of the veins, often the legs, due to a blood vessel blockade caused by a blood clot.

What are the symptoms?

Thrombophlebitis manifests as:

  • Painful, cord-like lumps or swelling underneath the skin.
  • Skin redness.

What to expect?

If you are diagnosed with thrombophlebitis by a health professional you should seek medical help if:

  • The swelling is expanding.
  • Your entire lower leg becomes red, swollen and painful.

Seek immediate medical help if you are diagnosed with a thrombophlebitis and:

  • You have difficulty breathing.
  • Breathing is painful.
  • You cough up bloody sputum.

In addition to treatment by your doctor youth following things may reduce symptoms:

  • Painkillers such as acetaminophen might help in relieving pain.
  • A cold compress on the affected area may help in relieving pain and swelling.

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