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A 57-year-old female asked:

Can driving 8 hours cause severe calve pain in right leg even if your calcium is normalcausing me to fall up a step? now knee is purple& painful!

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Abnormalities : You need to get an immediate the exam with a physician this could be something serious like a blood clot in your leg seek immediate medical attention
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Uhoh....: cannot say in your particular case without examining but, in the textbooks, driving for prolonged periods is the classic cause of blood clots forming in the legs that give changes in circulation/pain/swelling AND CAN EASILY BREAK OFF, GO TO THE HEART AND LUNGS AND BE FATAL. THEREFORE THIS IS A REASON TO IMMEDIATELY GO TO THE HOSPITAL as a general textbook situation.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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