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What risks are invovled inaspirating a hematoma in the calf muscle?

What risks are invovled inaspirating a hematoma in the calf muscle?

Hematoma aspiration: Aspirating a hematoma is primary risky because of introducing an infection, although the risk is very low. If the hematoma is painful and makes it difficult to walk, it's probably worth the risk, otherwise the body can probably absorb it over time.... ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I have a tender painful spot in my left calf muscle, but there is no bruise, it hurts when i press on it?

I have a tender painful spot in my left calf muscle, but there is no bruise, it hurts when i press on it?

Vein?: Could be a superficial vein that has clotted for some reason. Try warm compresses. If enlarges, you have leg swelling, pain increases, or you have any skin changes, see you doctor for an exam without delay. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hi I have a bruise on calf muscle with a skin color line through it and don't remember hitting it?

Hi I have a bruise on calf muscle with a skin color line through it and don't remember hitting it?

See below: This is a pretty general description. How long have you had it, how big is it, is it getting better or worse, does it hurt, do you have any other symptoms? These are questions you will be asked if you do see a doctor in real life, and if this is bothering you and persisting, that is exactly what you should do. Good luck! ...Read more

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Calf muscle sore heard pop sound as i fell out of bed didn't want to go to the emergency room but hurts when i walk also a small bruise what have i don?

Calf muscle sore heard pop sound as i fell out of bed didn't want to go to the emergency room but hurts when i walk also a small bruise what have i don?

You may have : Torn a muscle. If there is pain and swelling you need to have it examined. It is always possible to have a concomitant DVT which should be ruled out as it can be masked in the injury. ...Read more

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My left calf muscle hurts and swells up when I exercise it, what causes this?

My left calf muscle hurts and swells up when I exercise it, what causes this?

Strain/partial tear: Calf swelling and pain can often be due to local trauma- either a significant strain or actual partial muscle tear. This allows for local bleeding or hematoma formation within the injured muscle. Partial tears of the gastrocnemius (medial/inside head) are common injuries that may take weeks to resolve with rest, ice, elevation and ace wrap compression as the standard treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a strained calf muscle?

What is the best way to treat a strained calf muscle?

Rest, ice, compress: Calf swelling and pain can often be due to local trauma- either a significant strain or actual partial muscle tear. This allows for local bleeding or hematoma formation within the injured muscle. Partial tears of the gastrocnemius (medial/inside head) are common injuries that may take weeks (2-3) to resolve with rest, ice, elevation and ace wrap compression as the standard treatment. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the side of my right calf muscle that is causing alot of pain..what is this?

I have a lump on the side of my right calf muscle that is causing alot of pain..what is this?

Few things: You'd need to get it looked at to be sure. A few things come to mind 1. Torn muscle 2. Hematoma (blood collection or bruise) 3. A superficial phlebitis (local inflamed clotted vein) 4. Local infection ...Read more

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Both of my calf muscle are inexplicably sore, both, to the touch and when I walk. What could this be?

Both of my calf muscle are inexplicably sore, both, to the touch and when I walk. What could this be?

Sore calves: On recent medicine like cipro/ levaquin that causes achilles tendonitis? Recent increase in exercise? Consider achilles tendonitis, gastrocnemius Baker's cyst , electrolyte deficiency especially if you run and drink only water and do not alternate water with electrolyte solutiion like gatorade/ pedialyte, rarely rupture, clot, hematoma. Check potassium, sodium , mg ,Ca . F/U w doc/urgent care ...Read more

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Hard lump on lower part of inner left calf muscle when flexing. Not present on other leg. Also odd numb/spasm feeling in same spot when walking stairs?

Hard lump on lower part of inner left calf muscle when flexing. Not present on other leg. Also odd numb/spasm feeling in same spot when walking stairs?

See doc: A hard lump should be evaluated by a doc especially if it hurts and is associated with nerve symptoms. An MRI may be necessary and a biopsy if it is not evident as to what it is. ...Read more

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Does sitting or standing help relieve pain if you tore a calf muscle? Which is better?

Does sitting or standing help relieve pain if you tore a calf muscle?  Which is better?

Stretching: You need to stretch so whatever means you can achieve this will help. As your calf tries to heal it will generate scar. You want to keep this as stretched out as possible in this time so as to not keep tearing thru stiff scar tissue. Muscle tissue is like hamburger meat and if it scars down it will be a recurrent problem (reference any nfl running back with an early season "calf sprain"). Gluck. ...Read more

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Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more


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