What Are the Symptoms of the Phleboliths?

Many people have phleboliths that will never cause any symptoms. In other cases, symptoms of phleboliths can manifest as pain in the lower back, the abdomen, or the pelvic region.

Pain may be specifically located in the area of the kidneys or the bladder, although this is not always the case. If you can specifically locate the area that is causing the most pain, phleboliths will be easier to diagnose.

These symptoms are very similar to the symptoms of a kidney stone, and in fact, it can be hard for doctors to tell phleboliths apart from kidney stones using only an x-ray.

Pain from a phlebolith can occur with or without a varicose condition in the vein that contains the phlebolith.

Another possible symptom of phleboliths is thrombosis.Thrombosis is the presence inside the vein of a thrombus, or blood clot that remains stationary against the wall of a blood vessel.Blood clots that occur in a limb may cause the limb to feel stiff and painful.If you have thrombosis, your blood flow may be impeded, causing the blood flow through your vein to slow down.

However, most people aren’t able to detect for themselves that their blood flow has slowed down.Thrombosis may be detected only through testing for an unrelated problem.

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