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Is surgery the only option for treating thrombophlebitis and cellulitis?

Q: I am a 41 years old male diagnosed with Thrombophlebitis and cellulitis in the left leg. My doctor has asked me to undergo surgery. Is surgery the only option of treatment?

A:The term thrombophlebitis indicates the inflammation of the vein. This can at times result in cellulitis, which may need to be operated to let out the pus or to do the debridement of the infected sloughy tissue. If the trial with antibiotics has not given the result then it becomes necessary to do surgery.

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