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    my fathers doctor has said this and I am concerned he is 68 and a farmer and lift very heavy things could this be bad

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    I had a blood clot in the leg about 6 years ago, Two weeks ago, I experience alots of vein burning and chronic leg aching that would not go away.

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Phlebitis Definition


Phlebitis is the term for the swelling of a vein, most often in one’s leg. Thrombophlebitis is the term for inflammation of a vein caused by a blood clot. The term is often shortened to phlebitis. The condition is easily treatable, though it sometimes leads to more serious health concerns.


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There are two kinds of phlebitis: superficial phlebitis (affecting veins near the skin's surface) and deep venous thrombosis (DVT).

When the clot is embedded into a deep vein, thrombophlebitis can become much more serious. The condition, appropriately named deep vein thrombosis , can cause blood clots in the lungs ( pulmonary embolism ), heart attack , and stroke .

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