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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   after a long flight my husband, who has been diagnosed with phlibitis before, was in a fever, he was disoreintated, and was sick. His fever has gone, but hes left with a really swollen left leg, with small blisters under the skin, and the bottom of his foot is so bruised he cant walk on it?
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hello
Doctor :  
User :   Thank you
User :   Can you help us with this problem
Doctor :   May i know whichere in the body is the phlebitis ?
Doctor :   yes, surely i will help
User :   Left leg
User :   below the knee
Doctor :   Is there any color change in the left leg ?
Doctor :   bluish ?
User :   yes its very red, and when he puts it down it goes bluish
User :   hes had it raised above heart level since yesterday
Doctor :   ok, i think there is a urgent need of him being shown to a general surgeon or a vascular surgeon
User :   he can hardly walk on it, there is a small brusing with spots around it on the base of his foot and the edge of his foot
User :   ok....
Doctor :   the phlebitis would have complicated into a thrombophlebitis
Doctor :   its an emergency
User :   Thank you very much, we will go to the hospital
Doctor :   if i am right and there is block in the blood supply then the limb can go into gangrene
Doctor :   ok, as sooner the better
User :   ok, thank you very much.....
User :   you have been VERY helpful
Doctor :   if delayed , atleast apply hot compresses
User :   ok will do
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
User :   Thank you
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