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Phlebitis is the inflammation of a vein. Thrombophlebitis is when a blood clot causes the inflammation. Phlebitis can be superficial or deeper in the veins. A blood clot deep in a vein is deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Some of the common causes of phlebitis include:

  • prolonged inactivity,
  • varicose veins,
  • trauma to a vein,
  • underlying cancers,
  • clotting disorders, and
  • other causes.
Symptoms of phlebitis may be mild (pain, tenderness, redness, or bulging of a vein. Treatment of phlebitis depends on the cause.

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