What caused your phlebitis? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: sunshine9201, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: February 27

I have varicose veins. Two have been removed. My phlebitis is caused from lack of movement. I have been ill with a virus and urinary tract infection. I haven’t been active enough. I have been taking an aspirin daily and keeping my leg elevated with compression stockings. I have not done the wet compresses but will since it is the weekend and I won't see a doctor till next week.

Comment from: Jelqedtoohard:(, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: May 01

I jelqed too hard which possibly caused my phlebitis. I then experienced a slight desensitization, a massive flux of blood retention, and swelling.

Comment from: 2UWrangler, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 22

Well my first case of phlebitis was when I was in the Marine Corps back in 1965 at Camp Pendleton in California. My lower left leg was swollen to nearly twice its normal size. I'm curious as to what may have caused it, as my life-style back then as a 17 yr old infantry recruit was hardly sedentary. Also other than donating blood on two occasions during that time period, I didn't have any intravenous catheters inserted.

Comment from: Eeyedoesit, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 14

I traveled 22 hours in a plane and when I got home my leg was three times its normal size. I then developed phlebitis. I used a hot towel wrapped around my leg with a heating pad and Ibuprofen. I also took an aspirin at night to thin the blood and after a few weeks it will be gone

Comment from: AL, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 22

It was the result of cellulitis.


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