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Leesburg, VA
A 19-year-old male asked:

I have been getting some intermittent leg/calf pain at night while at rest for 4 days i am 17 years old and i am wondering. if this is life threatenin?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not if intermittent: If pain is present mainly during rest at night, it sounds like muscle fatigue which could be related to a change in exercise or training or dehydration. If pain is reduced with stretches and walking, it should resolve soon. See a doctor if pain is progressiive or your calf is swollen or discolored.
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