I wanted to let you know and log this as well....what the doctor said about my arm.
I have Thrombophlebitis!!! :o( And the bigger squishy lump has moved up my arm a bit more! The smaller ones have gone down considerablly, and very thankful for that! Please click on this for more information.
He just told me to put heat wraps on my arm! Good Greif! If I knew what this was I would have asked more about it! My nurse will be coming tomorrow, and I thank God for that!
Thrombophlebitis is swelling of a vein caused by a blood clot. It usually occurs in your legs. If the affected vein is just beneath the skin, the condition is usually not dangerous. A clot in a deeper vein, called deep vein thrombosis, can break loose and cause a serious problem in the lung, called a pulmonary embolism, or a heart attack or stroke.
Sitting still for a long time can make you more likely to get thrombophlebitis. Some medicines and disorders that increase your risk for blood clots can also lead to thrombophlebitis. Common symptoms are
- Warmth and tenderness over the vein
- Pain or swelling in the part of the body affected
- Skin redness
Treatment includes medicines to ease pain and inflammation, break up clots and keep new clots from forming. Keeping the affected area raised and applying moist heat can also help. If you are taking a long car or plane trip, take a break, walk or stretch your legs and drink plenty of liquids.