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The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, offers comprehensive care by a skilled group of vascular surgeons. Our doctors are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disorders including phlebitis.
Phlebitis, sometimes called thrombophlebitis, is an inflammation or blood clot in a vein. Phlebitis can occur in top surface veins that you can see on your skin or in deep veins in the body. Typically, phlebitis occurs in the legs and can cause pain and irritation and may block blood flow.
There may be no symptoms of phlebitis for some people. Others may notice:
Phlebitis requires immediate care. Doctors will examine your symptoms and review your medical history. Doctors may require tests like:
Phlebitis in the top skin veins usually is treated over a week or two with anti-inflammatory medication, pain medication, leg elevation and warm compresses to reduce swelling. More severe cases may require a hospital visit with more targeted drugs like blood thinners to help dissolve the clot or antibiotics to cure infection. These patients will require follow-up for several months to monitor ongoing drug treatment.
For phlebitis in the deeper veins, called thrombophlebitis, treatment will depend on the severity of the condition. It may require:
The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, diagnoses and treats a broad range of circulatory system disorders including stroke and mini stroke, leg pain and swelling, blood clots, aneurysms, varicose veins and circulatory disease. Drs. Paul Lucas, Kurtis Kim and Alain Tanbe provide comprehensive care using advanced treatments including balloon angioplasty, stent-graft repair, endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair, aortic aneurysm and dissection, varicose vein removal, bypass surgery, neck artery repair and minimally invasive catheter procedures.
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Dr. Paul Lucas, Director of The Vascular Center at Mercy, leads a clinical team providing diagnosis and treatment for circulatory problems, including aneurysm, stroke, swelling of the leg and blockages.
Cheryl wears compression socks while working to help with venous insufficiency, a buildup of pressure in her legs.