There are multiple therapies that may be used for addressing superficial vein thrombosis. The treatment that is used will vary depending on the severity of the thrombosis, as well as the symptoms it is producing. We may prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs, depending on the situation.
There are a lot of reasons why a person may experience superficial vein thrombosis. In women, this superficial vein thrombosis often takes the form of varicose veins. Although superficial vein thrombosis is not seen as attractive, it rarely progresses to the point where it causes serious or life-threatening conditions.
Some of the more common symptoms you will experience include pain and tenderness. The skin that sits over the affected area is usually warmer than the rest of the skin on your body.
Our medical professional may diagnose you with superficial vein thrombosis by doing a physical examination, as well as by looking at your medical history. If your superficial vein thrombosis presents itself higher than your knee, you are at greater risk of developing deep vein thrombosis. So, we are going to take additional steps to provide protection. One step may be encouraging you to get an ultrasound.
In most cases, after using a combination of medication and other techniques, the inflammation you are experiencing goes away within a few days. It may take some weeks before the tenderness or the lumps that are produced by this infirmity disappear. If the pain that you are experiencing is affecting your everyday life, we may remove the affected veins altogether and then have you use a compression bandage. This compression agent will be used for multiple days until your symptoms subside.
Dealing with superficial vein thrombosis can be a challenge, but it is one that can be controlled by using the right medication and the right supervision from a qualified medical professional. Look no further than the team at Canada Vein Clinics, with offices in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Ottawa, Kanata, Orleans, Vaughan, Kawartha Lakes, Dartmouth, Halifax and Moncton. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about your treatment options for superficial vein thrombosis.