Common "Phlebitis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


When an inflamed vein is seen near the surface of the skin is known as phlebitis. It can affect both superficial as well as deep veins. It usually gets cured on its own with time and can be seen with or without the formation of a clot.

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What ointment is recommended for swelling after cannula removal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am noticing swelling and a bluish appearance on my hands after I got the cannula removed. It has been five days, but it is still painful. Should I wrap my hand in a bandage after applying Thrombophob for a faster effect? I have to take my exams, and I have also been suffering from he...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Swelling and discoloration of the hands after cannula removal is a common side effect known as phlebitis. It typically resolves on its own within a few days to a week. But if you are still experiencing pain and swelli...  Read Full »

I could not donate blood due to deep veins. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old non-drinker, non-smoker, and overweight men. Yesterday, I went for a blood test, but the nurse failed to draw blood three times and mentioned that I might have deep veins. Is there something wrong with my veins? Does this indicate a health issue? I suffer from anxiet...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Based on the information you provided, it is unclear whether you have a specific vein-related condition. Some people may have difficulty with blood draws due to factors such as dehydration, low blood volume, or a history ...  Read Full »

My hand is swollen after an IV injection. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I underwent an endoscopy last week. An IV line was placed on the front of my hand. It is still swollen, and I have mild pain. But there is no redness. I have been using warm compression. When will the swelling subside? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have mild pain with swelling of the vein, due to IV (intravenous) cannulation. This can be phlebitis, which means inflammation of a vein near the surface of the skin due to IV cannulation. It usually gets better on its own after two we...  Read Full »

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