Superficial thrombophlebitis

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What is superficial thrombophlebitis?

Superficial thrombophlebitis is a blood clot in a vein located just below the skin's surface due to injury or recent use of an intravenous (IV) line or catheter. The site will appear reddened, swollen, and tender.

Common symptoms reported by people with superficial thrombophlebitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with superficial thrombophlebitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Librium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Dothep)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vyvanse)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with superficial thrombophlebitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with superficial thrombophlebitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness tiredness
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
allergic reaction soreness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Librium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Dothep)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vyvanse)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with superficial thrombophlebitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has superficial thrombophlebitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 4
40s 15
50s 11
60s 5
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 6
Female 33

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 14
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from superficial thrombophlebitis patients who have completed their condition history
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