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A 25-year-old male asked:

Sharp localized pain behind knee/posterior calf that hurts each time i take a step. no warmth or redness. could this be a blood clot?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 30 years experience
Calf pain: The symptoms you describe could certainly be consistent with a blood clot, but may also be explained by a ligamentous injury or something known as a baker's cyst. Any of these diagnoses, but especially the blood clot, need to be evaluated in the er asap and can be easily diagnosed using an ultrasound.
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Possibly yes. Get --: Yourself checked out by your pcp or go to an er if a blood clot is suspected, so a doppler scan be done to exclude/confirm it. Generally its due to a pulled muscle, sprained ligament, or a rupture of a cyst behind the knee. These are more commonly seen. Good luck ; happy holidays.
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Family Medicine 59 years experience
Dec 22, 2013
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