Phlebitis is a blood clot that forms in a superficial vein or varicose vein.
Phlebitis usually appears as red painful knots under the skin. (See picture)
Sudden sedentary activity causes Phlebitis. During this difficult time it is important to stay active. If the Phlebitis progresses up the leg toward the groin, it can go into a deep vein and become a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).
Enjoy this beautiful weather by going outside for a walk around the block! If you are concerned that you may have Phlebitis, or a DVT, VSC is here to help. Complete an appointment form here https://veinscarolina.com/schedule-appointment/. Or learn more about PhlebitisDr. Draughn is available via Telehealth and in his office for urgent visits.
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