A 22-year-old female asked:
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experiencing small sharp pinching pain in middle of calf for 2 days. tonight felt larger sharp pinching pain behind knee that came and went. on birth control. have recently been exercising more. dvt?

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Dr. Mohamed Aboyoussef
25 years experience Rheumatology
Musculoskeletal : More likely a muscles strain. See your doctor if it swells up, become red, warm or doesn't improve.
Answered on Apr 23, 2020
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Dr. J mark Rheudasil
37 years experience Vascular Surgery
Doubt dvt: Pain likely related to muscle inflammation or injury. DVT is usually not a sharp, stinging pain and is often associated with swelling. An ultrasound would r/o DVT.
Answered on Feb 19, 2017
Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
Dvt: Certainly this raises concern with regards to the question of a deep vein thrombosis. Several risk factors, use of birth control may lead to a deep vein thrombosis. These assisting to do is to be evaluated and have a venous duplex ultrasound which will answer the question of whether or not to have a deep vein thrombosis.
Answered on Feb 24, 2017

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