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A 33-year-old female asked:

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

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
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.
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 21 years experience
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.
Dr. Brent Rubin
Dr. Brent Rubin commented
Podiatry 41 years experience
If not from a venous problem, check to see whether the patient is taking statins for cholesterol problems
Oct 22, 2013
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 21 years experience
Provided original answer
Great point.
Oct 22, 2013

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