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What are the symptoms of phlebitis?
Phlebitis, if mild, may or may not cause symptoms. Pain, tenderness, redness
(erythema), and bulging of the vein are common symptoms of phlebitis. The
redness and tenderness may follow the course of the vein under the skin.
Low grade fever may accompany superficial and deep phlebitis. High fever or
drainage of pus from the site of
thrombophlebitis may suggest an infection of the thrombophlebitis (referred to
as septic thrombophlebitis).
Palpable cords along the course of the vein may be a sign of a superficial
clot or superficial thrombophlebitis.
A deep venous thrombosis may present as redness and
swelling of the involved limb with pain and tenderness. In the leg, this can cause difficulty walking.