Which clinical history findings are characteristic of pelvic septic thrombophlebitis?

Updated: Oct 05, 2021
  • Author: JE Robyn Hanna, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Recent childbirth and recent pelvic surgery are important clues in the diagnosis of pelvic thrombophlebitis. While ovarian vein thrombophlebitis is usually diagnosed within 1 week of delivery, septic thrombophlebitis of the ileofemoral vessels is typically seen later. [15] Fever is frequently present, and the patient may also complain of upper thigh or lower abdominal pain, depending on which vessels are involved. [29]


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