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frequent charlie horses in my calf and now i have a lump

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajalaxmi Mckenna
54 years experience Hematology and Oncology
MD exam needed: An MD needs to examine you to determine what the mass is

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
34 years experience Sports Medicine
May be a tear: Calf tear can actually result from a prolonged muscle spasm, especially if the was any compromise of the muscle prior to the spasm. If you notice any ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Unlikely: I never say anything is impossible but that is not an adverse effect that is seen very often if at all.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
16 years experience General Surgery
Many causes: if nothing changed in daily life- no new work outs, not pregnant- then often it is mineral shortage. Get some calcium, potassium in a system. Get mu ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
A pop suggests: Some type of injury, although that is not always certain. Are you able to move your foot up and down without pain? The most worrisome thing in the are ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Blake
44 years experience Podiatry
Achy Calves: I would start with a vascular doc to look for varicose veins. Dr Rich Blake
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Be checked: It may be as simple as a muscle strain due to coughing. Be examined. All the best.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Nerve: Sounds like a possible nerve entrapment. Would get x-ray to make sure there is no bone pathology. Mri would be prudent.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Heel & calf pain: post injury. Please see your doc to make sure all healed the way it was supposed to. This MAY be an arthritic type pain from the injury or a circula ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: It varies somewhat based upon the cause of the knots themselves, but it would not be unusual to have some degree of scar tissue associated with such a ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahruq Sarela
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Calf pain: if you have abnormal swelling, Left side bigger than the right, and pain it is possible you may have a DVT (deep venous thrombosis). I would go to you ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Hematoma?: During some kind of exercise or trauma you may have ruptured a blood vessel. You don't mention any loss of function i.e. flexion or extension in your ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Take care: Ask your md if a venous doppler is indicated to rule out blood clot.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Electrolytes/muscle: Electrolyte imbalance and muscle diseases can do this, as can overuse/strains.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
If concerned: Get it checked if concerned but usually if it does not hurt it does not need to be treated. If it is painful in any way it should be checked.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Lumps & Pain breasts: Hi i would wonder if you breast fed your child and if so when you stopped or if you have stopped. If you breast fed this may just be glands that a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Thigh pain: Hi ~ it sounds like pulled thigh muscle if you play sports. But if there is any swelling its probably better that you see a dr so he can examine you, ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Blake
44 years experience Podiatry
Possible Blood Clot: Definitely you need to rule out a blood clot first, although very unlikely at your age. What was the history before? Had you increased your exercise a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Not likely: Doppler ultrasound is very accurate at detecting deep venois thrombi.
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A female asked:
Dr. John To
Dr. John To answered
29 years experience Radiology
Hmm: venous ultrasound can exclude DVT in the femoral vein. However, unless there are risk factors like factor V Leiden deficiency, oral contraceptives, r ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Gelin
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
ATV accidents: Are very scary from a trauma perspective. Because details of your accident are not known (speed, did you fall to one side, get crushed, have other bo ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let ... Read More
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