To successfully treat and prevent recurrence of phlebitis or thrombophlebitis we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow phlebitis or thrombophlebitis to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind phlebitis or thrombophlebitis consists of three steps:
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Have you been diagnosed with Phlebitis or Thrombophlebitis? This is inflammation of a vein, usually in the leg(s), sometimes caused by a blood clot.
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ No, I do not have this condition
→ Yes, but in the past only - not a current problem
→ Yes, superficial phlebitis
→ Yes, deep vein - thrombophlebitis
Smoking increases the risk of phlebitis.