A 43-year-old female asked:
Would DVT pain come and go, or is it constant? Normal d dimer and doppler ultrasound in the past month. Pain still there, intermittent in calf + thigh
1 doctor answer
Dr. Greg Hinson answered
26 years experience in Family Medicine
Unsure...: You can have a DVT without having any pain at all, and the pain can be intermittent. But, very reassuring that the d-dimer and ultrasound tests were negative. You can also watch the size of the calf that is hurting (measure it with tape measure compared to opposite leg at same level); if it is bigger, then it might be worth repeating the ultrasound. But it sounds like something else is the cause.
Answered on Mar 27, 2017
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