Thrombophlebitis During Pregnancy
What the heck is thrombophlebitis anyhow? And how can you prevent and treat it? We've got answers.
What can I do to prevent thrombophlebitis during pregnancy?
Switch positions every hour or so, since sitting and/or standing too long can cause blood to pool in the legs, and can increase your odds of developing a clot. Quitting smoking can also decrease the risk of thrombophlebitis.
What do other pregnant moms do when they have thrombophlebitis?
“My doc said I have a case of Superficial Thrombophlebitis. He said not to worry, to elevate my leg and use a heat compress.”
“The NP thinks [I have] Thrombophlebitis especially because of my knee pain, but she was a little concerned because I felt pain in the calf when she flexed my foot, so they set up a ‘stat’ ultrasound.”
“I recently was having some shin pain that wouldn’t go away and so, after a visit to my GP, I was diagnosed with thrombophlebitis (basically inflammation of the blood vessels under the inside of my right shin). I took two weeks off from running, but continued on my elliptical at a hard pace and was on a higher dose of anti-inflammatories for a week.”
Are there any other resources for thrombophlebitis?
US National Library of Medicine
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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Blood Clots During Pregnancy
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