Phlebitis, which means inflammation of a vein, and the resulting thrombophlebitis in the leg is caused by one or more blood clots lodged in the vein, according to WebMD. The vein can be deep or superficial. More »

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Superficial phlebitis is typically treated by wearing compression stockings and taking anti-inflammatory medications, if the patient is otherwise healthy, according to WebMD. Patients are encouraged to elevate their leg ... More »

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Treatment of phlebitis varies depending on the severity of the condition, explains WebMD. If the condition has affected the superficial blood vessel, it may clear up within a week or two. For other cases, doctors recomme... More »

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Phlebitis is a blood clot inside of a vein. These types of blood clots are not found very deep inside the body, and will not move to the lungs like deeper clots can. More »

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Treatment of phlebitis varies depending on the severity of the condition, explains WebMD. If the condition has affected the superficial blood vessel, it may clear up within a week or two. For other cases, doctors recomme... More »

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Inactivity due to a medical condition such as paralysis is one medical cause of blood clots in the legs, according to WebMD. Cancer can also cause blood clots in the legs, as can damage to blood vessels that occurs as a ... More »

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Common causes of swelling in ankles and feet include pregnancy complications, lymphedema, infections, blood clots and venous insufficiency, according to WebMD. Swollen ankles may be as a result of medication side effects... More »