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Fairbanks, AK
A 46-year-old female asked:

Have possible calf muscle strain. have elevated and iced nearly 24 hrs. now seeing a vein popped out running down lower leg. am i treating this right?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Rudolph
29 years experience
Blood clot: If you have calf swelling and pain, you really should be checked out to make sure you don't have a blood clot. If that test is normal, then rest, ice and some physical therapy should allow the calf to return to normal.
Dr. Andrew Doe
Dr. Andrew Doe commented
Radiology - Interventional 21 years experience
Agree! Also, another possible diagnosis could be a superficial phlebitis causing both the pain and the bulging vein. An ultrasound will rule out anything very bad.
Jun 30, 2014

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