From Ancient Greek ψευδής (fake, lying, untrue, deceiving), θρόμβος (lump, blood clot, blood gout) and φλεβός, genitive of φλέψ (vein, blood vessel)

Physician assured me that the thrombophlebitis was somewhat mild and that it should heal on its own over the next 2-6 weeks. Just apply warm/hot compresses to the area(s), and report back if the pain, inflammation, redness becomes more noticeable/severe, or if I start to experience fever, shortness of breath, etc.. So at least that’s taken care of, and I should be fine. Plus I still get to have my knee surgery as planned this Tuesday. Yippee.. lol