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.