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i'm pregnant. at night i'm awakened by painful charlie horse on my calf after yawning. it's very painful. causes? treatment?

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Rule out DVT: I'm glad you mention that because you need to go in and have it checked out. You may have a muscle strain but the most important thing to rule out is deep vein thrombosis, or DVT. DVT is a very dangerous condition if not diagnosed and treated promptly. The diagnosis is confirmed by using a doppler machine to look at the veins in your calf. I recommend you do this right away please. Good luck.
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