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Can uti cause constant aching in calves?

Can uti cause constant aching in calves?

UTI is known: to cause many different strange things, from back pain to weakness in the legs to constant aching of the calves. I would not rule that out. If you check the urine at the doctor's office and it does not look infected, then make sure you are well hydrated and rested as well as recovered from any strenuous activity your calves could have been through recently. Low potassium or calcium as well coul ...Read more

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My calves ache all the time and when i rub them i feel lumps or something in them. What could it be?

My calves ache all the time and when i rub them i feel lumps or something in them. What could it be?

Sore Calves: Can be caused by many conditions ; only a comprehensive exam by a physician can lead to appropriate diagnosis. Simple answers such as small fatty deposits (lipomas) in the soft tissue , muscle strain or tendonitis, to potentially more problematic inflammation of the leg veins can all lead to such symptoms. Although most are minor, serious problems require urgent treatment. See your physician asap. ...Read more

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Almost everyday my calves aches really bad, it gets much worse if i get dehydrated, almost unbearable. What is causing this?

Almost everyday my calves aches really bad, it gets much worse if i get dehydrated, almost unbearable. What is causing this?

Many possibilities: It could be from muscle strain, electrolyte imbalance esp low potassium, circulation problem (arterial or venous) etc. Quit smoking if you do. Check your blood pressure (should be lower than 130/80) go see your dr for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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I have a soft lump in my lower calf that has exceeded two more below it. I have constant aching in my calves even doing stretches every morning. why ?

I have a soft lump in my lower calf that has exceeded two more below it. I have constant aching in my calves even doing stretches every morning. why ?

See a surgeon : A mass or lump that is painful and has developed similar swellings around it is certainly something that needs urgent attention. The commonest would be some fort of infection that may be amenable to antibiotics. Otherwise a surgeon can drain it or remove it depending upon what it is. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my calves ache when walking or exercising now that i've had a triple bypass?

Is it normal that my calves ache when walking or exercising now that i've had a triple bypass?

No: Aeteriosclerosis is a systemic disease.Peripherovascular disease is the same process of plaque formation creating significant flow reduction distal to the stenosis usually involving the arteries to the legs. Calf claudication may pccur from critical stenoses on the superficial femoral, above knee popliteal, femoral or iliac arteries. Need ankle/brachial study, possible contrast study. ...Read more

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The muscles in my thighs and calves ache from time to time usually at night to the point, where it causes great pain that is discomforting. Ideas?

The muscles in my thighs and calves ache from time to time usually at night to the point, where it causes great pain that is discomforting. Ideas?

Night leg cramps: This could be nocturnal leg cramps. We used to recommend quinine at bedtime to prevent these. The fda now does not allow this on the market for nocturnal leg cramps. It used to work in an excellent manner. I do not support the fda's exclusion your best therapy now is to stretch your legs before bedtime. This can be effective in preventing these leg cramps. ...Read more

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My ankles and calves are aching at night. It came on a bit suddenly. What could cause that?

My ankles and calves are aching at night. It came on a bit suddenly. What could cause that?

Need more info: most commonly this is the musculoskeletal pain from the build-up of tension from prolonged standing and walking, if aching feeling is relieved by leg movement consider restless leg syndrome, if aching is not better with movement may be a peripheral neuropathy, in which case you need to see a neurologist and get emg/ncs if warranted by more detailed history ...Read more

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What would cause an aching migrating pain in calves & knees during rest? Usually pain builds up & expands slowly & is bilateral. Thanks.

What would cause an aching migrating pain in calves & knees during rest? Usually pain builds up & expands slowly & is bilateral. Thanks.

Rest calf/knee pain: Would consider possible sciatica, could see if putting a pillow under knees while lying and if lumbar pillow while sitting reduces pain. Check electrolytes, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus. Check thyroids TSH/T4, check for diabetes, also check ESR/CRP,, CPK. try massage before rest, check Achilles tendon and check d-dimer for clot may f/u/ w/ doc today as clot is a significant issue ...Read more