Phlebitis (pronounced “flee-bite-us”) has nothing to do with pests, and everything to do with inflammation of the veins. It can be caused by damage to a blood vessel wall, impaired blood flow in the vein, abnormalities in coagulation, or result from complications of a medical or surgical procedure.
The common symptoms of phlebitis include pain, swelling, redness and tenderness, which can occur in veins near the surface of the skin in the legs or arms. But with proper care, phlebitis usually heals quickly.
Phlebitis treatment care: What you should know
Your phlebitis treatment may depend on its location, your symptoms and any underlying medical conditions.
Phlebitis of the upper and lower extremities can be addressed through various home remedies or physician-supervised treatments. However, treating the cause of phlebitis is essential to stopping the progression of symptoms into dangerous, even life-threatening conditions. At Carolina Vein Specialists, we offer innovative procedures that treat the source of vein inflammation by removing the affected veins with very little discomfort and no down time for most people.
Don’t leave phlebitis untreated: Advanced care is close to home
Left untreated, complications from phlebitis can progress into dangerous conditions. A blood clot can form and develop into deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (this signifies the clot has reached a lung and it can be fatal).
Fortunately, state-of-the-art care for phlebitis and other vein problems is right here in the North Carolina Triad. Serving central North Carolina and southern Virginia, our team of vascular specialists performs the very latest minimally invasive treatments designed for efficient, optimal results. And our “patient-first” philosophy means we focus on helping you achieve your treatment goals, from diagnosis to complete aftercare.