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Hello, i have almost persistant muscle cramp in my right calf, it dosent go away after massage, and is painful to try and walk. could it be a dvt?

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Calf pain: Dvtcan occur in anyone with correct circumstances. Suggest urgent medical attention. A potentially life threatening event.
Dr. Tom Harrington
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Calf cramps: Deep vein thrombosis would be strongly considered if there is unilateral associated swelling. Typically there should be risk factors for blood clots ie. Obesity, trauma, sedentary lifestyle, pregnancy or taking birth control pills, or having a family history of blood clots. Need to see your pcp if sxs do not improve with otc advil or aleve (naproxen).
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
Yes: These are some of the symptoms of dvt. The next step is to obtain a duplex scan of the calf to confirm that there is a clot in the calf.
Last updated Oct 2, 2016

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