Phlebitis happens when a vein close to the surface of the skin becomes swollen and inflamed. Untreated, it can lead to a blood clot or a deep vein thrombosis.
For more than 20 years, Diane was the health reporter on WCSH 6. Before that, a radiation therapist at Maine Medical Center and after, Manager of Marketing/PR at Mercy Hospital. Now she writes the award-winning blog Catching Health with Diane Atwood.