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I am 32 weeks pregnant with bad varicose veins on both legs. I wear compression hose and take baby aspirin daily. I was diagnosed with a 4.1 cm superficial thrombosis on posterior thigh of left leg. No DVT. Is there anything that can be done for this? How dangerous?
You better talk to your OBGYN about the aspirin and make sure it's OK.
Wearing compression hose is the most important thing and is usually enough.
If the thrombus is very painful it could be locally treated by injecting a
small amount of lidocaine and making a tiny incision and expressing the
Needs to be followed and confirmation that you don't have a deep clot or DVT. ( ultrasound)
Generally compression stockings can be worn, but sometimes anticoagulation is needed.
See your provider.
Conservative management with compression hose, Advil, hot compresses, an leg elevation. This is a painful but not a dangerous diagnosis.
I would recommend symptomatic treatment with warm compresses and support hose (compression stockings). Taking Tylenol at 32 weeks should be okay, but I would check with your OB specialist. Superficial phlebitis is usually NOT dangerous and is usually self limiting. However, if any worsening, then further investigation with a venous sonogram is indicated to ensure no DVT.