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A 23-year-old female asked:

Dvt? achy left leg while walking/bending leg sometimes. i work at daycare and walk after work as well. no other symptoms/risks/family history. help!

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Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Possible: A good exam will probably tell. Could also be a muscle strain, baker's cyst, etc. An ultrasound may be needed if exam is inconclusive. See your doc.
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 48 years experience
DVT unlikely.: Isolated calf aching may be due to many reasons. Ruling out DVT is certainly one of the first things to do but other causes of the aching may also need to be ruled out including lymphedema, orthopedic or foot problems and even medication related. Try symptomatic treatment for now with compression hose knee length , elevation when possible and warm compresses.

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