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.
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