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intermittent calf pain

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
DVT: All possibities--get a venous Doppler ASAP.
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Dr. Jason Sample
23 years experience General Surgery
Ok, I hear ya: The incidence of DVT on chemical contraceptives remains very low, but it is higher than in the general population. if you are sufficiently worried, m ... Read More
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
Dvt: I agree that venous thrombosis should be ruled out based in the fact that you are on birth control medication.

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not if intermittent: If pain is present mainly during rest at night, it sounds like muscle fatigue which could be related to a change in exercise or training or dehydratio ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
More information: A d-dimer lab test does not rule out a blood clot. It needs to be interpreted in light of an entire history and physical exam. See a doctor to get com ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
53 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Should not have: Recurrent calf pain is a symptom of a problem. Start with your family doctor. A vascular ultrasound is a useful initial exam.Most causes can be helped ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nyman
37 years experience Radiology
Depends: It depends on the severity, frequency as well as the when and how. What makes it better or worse. One leg, both legs. Is it associated with swelling? ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends on the cause: Calf pain can develop from a partial tear of the calf muscle, a blood clot, a ruptured baker's cyst from behind the knee, contusion/hematoma, strain d ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Strain/partial tear: Calf swelling and pain can often be due to local trauma- either a significant strain or actual partial muscle tear. This allows for local bleeding or ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Med eval: See your physician to determine the cause. Although it could be a localized issue, calf pain can also be related to conditions like sciatica or claudi ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vadim Glukh
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Have the US study: Need to rule out a blood clot in the deep veins of the calf first.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Several things: It may just be overuse syndrome or it could be compartment syndrome. You should see your doctor if it continues.

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