Feb 17, 2009
i have spf thrombophlebitis after i v for 24.... while post hemorrhoidectomy please is there any risk? what is the best treatement for hiv pos on meds (me)
| Response from Dr. Young
If I read your note correctly, you have superficial thrombophlebitis (a small blood clot) after a peripheral IV line. Such clots are sometimes painful, but rarely result in any long-term complications.
Treatment is usually simple: pain medications as needed, warm compresses seem to help too.
Be well, BY
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