Author: Elizabeth Coll, DNP, APN, RVT

Understanding Phlebitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Phlebitis is the inflammation of a superficial vein, often occurring in varicose veins, leading to redness, warmth, and tenderness in the affected area. Although usually self-limiting, prompt recognition and treatment are crucial to prevent potential complications. In rare cases, superficial blood clots can extend[…]

Understanding Varicose Vein Ruptures and Bleeding: Causes, Risks, and Treatment

A less frequent yet critical issue with varicose veins is their potential to rupture and cause bleeding. This occurrence is particularly alarming as it can lead to considerable blood loss, especially among individuals on blood thinners for other health conditions. Although deaths due to hemorrhage from ruptured[…]


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