thrombophlebitis :

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  • n  phlebitis in conjunction with the formation of a blood clot (thrombus)

  • Many women who have never taken the pills, and who rarely take any drugs, suffer from thrombophlebitis.
  • Although not in itself a serious ailment, if the deep veins are involved, thrombophlebitis can be dangerous because of the threat that a piece of the clot may break off and travel .
  • It has been known since the late 1960s that for some women, the Pill enhances the dangers of blood clots forming in the legs (thrombophlebitis) and traveling to the lungs .

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