Phlebitis is an inflammation or small clot of the superficial veins, which can cause irritation. Although phlebitis isn’t a life-threatening condition, if the diagnosis and treatment is delayed, the clot from the superficial veins can extend into the deep vein system resulting in a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), which can potentially be life threatening.
You can trust the vein specialists at Vascular Health Partners. Our experienced physicians will work with you to develop a phlebitis treatment plan that’s right for you. Call our office today for more information at (518) 782-3900.
Signs & Symptoms of Phlebitis
- Pain and/or redness over the vein
- The affected vein feels like a firm tender cord
- Warm or increased temperature over the affected vein
Our vascular surgeons treat patients with phlebitis in locations across the Capital Region, NY. Contact us at (518) 782-3900 for more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Manish Mehta, Dr. Philip Paty, Dr. Zachary Kostun, Dr. Priya Jayakumar or other members of our vascular surgery team.