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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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I think I have phelebitis in my lower left leg not paining

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I think I have phelebitis in my lower left leg not paining badily, i have diabetes controled by drugs, can I treat it and how?
Hi. If the leg is swollen then this could be a deep venous thrombosis--a clot in a deep leg vein--and that is a very dangerous situation since untreated it can lead to a pulmonary embolus. If it's a superficial phlebitis--a visible clot in a superficial let vein--that can be treated with heat or topical capsaicin cream, elevation, and ibuprofen But I have to be ethical with you here and say that either way you should have a doctor look at this right away Let me know if you need more information please
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