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I have a 3-week-old grade 2/3 ankle sprain. I have pain and repeated bruising in my calf with no new trauma--as my ankle gets better my calf get worse?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Possible DVT: See your doctor about the possibility of a deep vein thrombosis secondary to your injury.
Answered on Feb 26, 2013

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