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A 56-year-old male asked about a 48-year-old male:

My calf is swollen and tight?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Goto ER: You may have a blood clot . Significant swelling can cause compartment syndrome which results in compression of blood flow leading to possible permanent damage to nerve function as well as muscle death.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
needs ortho consult 4 compartment, &/or PCP 4 clot eval.
Sep 3, 2013
Dr. Audie Rolnick
41 years experience
Get checked: Can be dvt. Many things need to be ruled out. Better see a physician.

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