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Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
93M people helped
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Can medication cipro for derviticulitis cause calf pain? I started having calf pain on my left. Feels like cramping

Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
93M people helped
Can medication cipro for derviticulitis cause calf pain? I started having calf pain on my left.  Feels like cramping

Possible: Common side effects of Cipro include diarrhea, dizziness, headache, stomach upset, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, and rash, but cramping can be possible, although rarer. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
Board Certified
25 years in practice
361K people helped
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25 years in practice
361K people helped
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Dr. Warren Strudwick
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
25 years in practice
361K people helped
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Back pain (Tip)

Back pain

When pain is radiating or "shooting down" down your leg, consult your physician. ...See more

Dr. Clarke Holmes
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
18 years in practice
1M people helped
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How should I treat severe left calf pain?

Dr. Clarke Holmes
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
18 years in practice
1M people helped
How should I treat severe left calf pain?

Depends on the cause: Calf pain can develop from a partial tear of the calf muscle, a blood clot, a ruptured baker's cyst from behind the knee, contusion/hematoma, strain due to altered gait/limping or it can be referred pain, often from nerve irritation from the lumbar spine. How you treat calf pain differs depending on the diagnosis. Until you see a physician, pain meds, limiting your weight-bearing & icing can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for calf pain?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
53M people helped
What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for calf pain?

It depend: Calf pain could be a muscular strain or could be a sign of blood colt in the leg especially with female contraceptives, I am recommending to check out with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
25 years in practice
361K people helped
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Tip)

Living with Ongoing Pain

Myth: pain killers are the cure for pain. ...See more

Dr. Steven Frydman
Board Certified, Podiatry
42 years in practice
676K people helped
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How can I get rid of calf pain when I walk fast and far?

Dr. Steven Frydman
Board Certified, Podiatry
42 years in practice
676K people helped
How can I get rid of calf pain when I walk fast and far?

could be circulatio: Calf pain could be due to circulation problems but can also be do to a tight achilles. Try mild stretching...But if continues please have someone look at it. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
18 years in practice
13M people helped
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Can you die from calf pain?

Dr. Liawaty Ho
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
18 years in practice
13M people helped
Can you die from calf pain?

Yes: I agree with dr. Rosen. Need to rule out blood clots on the legs as the clots can break off and travel to lung. People can die from blood clots in the lung. Now, other causes of calf pain- will also include restless leg syndrome; related to iron deficiency ; muscle problems ( inflammation or sprain etc) and many more. Need to know what the cause is- that is important. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
25 years in practice
361K people helped
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Tip)

Living with Ongoing Pain

Live with the pain instead of for the pain. ...See more

Dr. William Nyman
Board Certified, Radiology
33 years in practice
133K people helped
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How much should I worry about calf pain?

Dr. William Nyman
Board Certified, Radiology
33 years in practice
133K people helped

Depends: It depends on the severity, frequency as well as the when and how. What makes it better or worse. One leg, both legs. Is it associated with swelling? Are there general health issues? Are you at risk for peripheral vascular disease? Do you have low spinal problems. Or does this come on only after vigorous exercise? ...Read more

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