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A 27-year-old female asked:

had similar problem before also after 24hr train trip. left leg is heavy and aches in calf and knee whether lying down or standing. no swelling. dvt?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Leg symptom: Can't rule out DVT without examining given those symptoms. Other possibilities are pressure phenomena from the seat.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Leg pain: Heaviness, and achiness of the calf and knee which persists both lying down or standing should be evaluated, specifically so since this occurred after a long train trip. The most efficient test would be a venous Doppler ultrasound which would reveal the possibility of a deep vein thrombosis, or perhaps the presence of a cyst behind the knee, known as a Bakers cyst.

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