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A 25-year-old female asked:

Pain in left calf, er said strained muscle. no obvious clot signs. sometimes same pain in arm. worse when i walk. possibly pad? i'm 25.

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
About PAD:: Peripheral Artery Disease is narrowing of arteries in legs (sometimes arms), usually from plaque from years of smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, and/or genetic tendency.Pain occurs when walking and goes away at rest (unless severe enough to need surgery - would be obvious on exam). Pulses in feet generally weak. Toes might be cool/cold, purple or blue, or ulcerated.
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