Phlebitis Symptoms

Phlebitis is most common in the lower part of the legs, but can also affect other parts. Phlebitis, if mild, may or may not cause symptoms. Mentioned below are the complaints regarding phlebitis:

  • Tender red area
  • Bulging of the vein
  • Warmth
  • High grade fever
  • Pus discharge
  • Swelling of the involved limb
  • Pain
  • Throbbing, burning sensations over the affected area
  • Difficulty in doing daily activities

Symptoms may be worse when the leg is lowered, especially when first getting out of bed in the morning. A low-grade fever may occur. Sometimes phlebitis may occur where a peripheral intravenous line was started. The surrounding area may be sore and tender along the vein. Recovery of symptoms from superficial phlebitis can last a few weeks