What Is Thrombophlebitis?

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2. What Causes Thrombophlebitis?

Thrombophlebitis can be caused by a variety of factors. These include prolonged traveling and/or sitting, an increased tendency for blood clotting (an inherited blood-clotting disorder), and certain physiological states, such as pregnancy. Oral contraceptives, estrogen replacement therapy, and reduced speed of blood flow through the veins are also potential factors of the condition.

Specific disorders associated with the condition include pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and superficial thrombophlebitis (which affects superficial veins near the surface of the skin). Any injuries to the veins can also increase the chance of developing thrombophlebitis.


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