from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Inflammation of a vein caused by or associated with the formation of a blood clot.
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- n. Phlebitis related to a blood clot or thrombus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Inflammation of a vein with thrombosis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. phlebitis in conjunction with the formation of a blood clot (thrombus)
A clot that develops in a vein close to the skin is called thrombophlebitis, and it causes swelling, tenderness, and redness.
However, three weeks later I had to have an operation for a deep vain thrombophlebitis, because the bull’s horn had damaged my left thigh.
Giardina warns that pain or swelling accompanied by a red-hot feeling or tenderness along the vein could be a serious condition called thrombophlebitis, which occurs when a blood clot causes swelling, most often in the legs.
Treating thrombophlebitis includes bed rest with the leg elevated, hot packs to the affected area, special support stockings, and a mild pain reliever if needed.
Heart failure, COPD, asthma, thrombophlebitis — the possibilities are endless.
In severe cases of the disease, the following signs and symptoms may be present: blood clots in the veins, which may cause thrombophlebitis disseminated intravascular coagulation a disorder causing severe bleeding in many body organs jaundice, or yellowing of the eyes and skin low blood sugar level pleural effusion pulmonary emboli, or blood clots in the arteries of the lungs severe ascites
I looked it up in my What to Expect When You're Expecting and I think it might be "superficial thrombophlebitis" - a small blood clot which isn't serious.
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'They can get inflamed, causing a condition referred to as superficial thrombophlebitis and, rarely, they can bleed.
Others: anti edema measures and antibiotics if suppurative thrombophlebitis