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Understanding thrombophlebitis

When someone has thrombophlebitis, blood clots within the vein and this irritates the vein wall. A thrombus or blood clot is formed in the vein and as part of the healing process, the vein wall becomes inflamed. Together these factors cause the vein to become hard, tender, red and hot. Professor Mark Whiteley tells us exactly what thrombophlebitis is and the different types that exist.

Pelvic congestion syndrome: don’t suffer in silence

You might have never heard of pelvic congestion syndrome, but it’s estimated to affect nearly 10% of women . Pelvic congestion syndrome occurs when you get varicose veins in your pelvic area and these veins push on the bladder, bowel and pelvic floor. In this article we ask celebrated vascular surgeon Professor Mark Whiteley what causes pelvic congestion syndrome and how it can be treated.

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