August 2014

Complications of Untreated Varicose Veins #1: Phlebitis


What Possible Complications Can Occur From Untreated Varicose Veins?

Over time, complications can develop from untreated veins. These include:

  • Superficial phlebitis

    stp A superficial thrombophlebitis (also known as STP) refers to a blood clot that has formed within the vein causing it to become painful and inflamed. The overlying […]

Complications of Untreated Varicose Veins #1: Phlebitis2014-08-20T16:57:21+00:00

What is a Superficial Thrombophlebitis?


A thrombophlebitis is swelling and inflammation of a vein caused by a blood clot. There are two main types of thrombophlebitits: deep venous thrombosis (affects deeper, larger veins) and superficial thrombophlebitis (affects veins near the skin surface).  This is often referred to as an STP.

The following symptoms are often associated with thrombophlebitis:

  • Inflammation (swelling) in […]
What is a Superficial Thrombophlebitis?2014-08-05T18:57:37+00:00
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