What varicose vein history should be obtained when superficial thrombophlebitis is suspected?

Updated: Apr 17, 2019
  • Author: Khanjan H Nagarsheth, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Ask about history of varicose veins, previous history of thrombosed varices, and any injury to the leg that has the varices. One should ascertain whether there was a thrombosed vein and should determine the timing of erythema and pain.


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