A 33-year-old female asked:
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how long should pain last if it is muscle pain? blood test ruled out dvt & told likely muscle pain behind leg with varicose veins? leg not red or warm

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
highly variable: Muscle pain can last moments or months. The hallmark of DVT is asymmetric swelling. Get a tape measure and carefully determine the diameter of your calf at the same level on both sides - if they're not about the same, you need an ultrasound.
Answered on Jan 30, 2017
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Dr. Albert Malvehy
20 years experience Phlebology
Probably not muscle: If you have a varicose vein there, that may be the cause of the pain and this is more persistent than simple muscle pain. This can be treated with endovenous ablation or sclerotherapy. Talk to a vein specialist or phlebologist.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
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Dr. Albert Malvehy
20 years experience Phlebology
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Great point.
Oct 22, 2013
Dr. Brent Rubin
Dr. Brent Rubin commented
40 years experience Podiatry
If not from a venous problem, check to see whether the patient is taking statins for cholesterol problems
Oct 22, 2013

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