Question by  journey (1)

Can you lose your leg with post phlebitic syndrome?


Answer by  ambitiousajay (18)

Not necessarily. Post phlrbotic synrome is the complications that follow Deep Vein Thrombosis. They include edema, purpua, ulceration, cellulities, etc. The symptoms can be relieved to a large extent by wearing elastic stockings and keeping your affected leg raised. It is highly suggested that you always wear compression stockings if u have post phlebitic syndrome.


Answer by  Atomicrayon (2504)

It is possible, but i would go as far to say that it is extremely uncommon. Phlebitic syndrome rarely produces these results even in the most severe cases.


Answer by  dryuha (735)

Phebelitic syndrome caused by inflammation of the blood vessels called veins in the leg. In could be superficial or deep vein. Deep vein involvement could result to serious condition leading to death called pulmonary embolism. Post phebilitic syndrome however do not cause you to lose your leg.


Answer by  milo2145 (18)

yes you could lose your limb, if the deep vein thrombosis associated with this condition is not treated. you will need to wear compression stockings and elevate your legs. treated, this condition has a good prognosis


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

That will depend on how well your doctor and you pay attention to your condition if they are very on top of the situation you shoul not lose the leg otherwise it can get out of control then they can't do anything but amputation so if something doesn't look or feel right to you don't let them brush you off.


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

In an absolutely extreme case it is theoretically possible to have to amputate an affected limb, but given proper medical attention it is highly unlikely. Generally speaking, if a clot cut off circulation to a significant area of tissue or there is significant breakdown of the veins, blood can pool and tissue could become necrotic. This could lead to sepsis.

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