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Calf Swelling Negative D Dimer Arthritis
Score a 3 on Wells Test: (1) Polycythemia Vera; Unilateral calf swelling; Superficial unilateral vein. + Crohns. D-dimer negative. Venogram warranted?
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Polycythemia vera verified by second opinion. + Crohn’s. Unilateral calf swelling. Unilateral superficial vein.
D-dimer + US normal. Get venogram?
Difficult to know: Polycythemia vera and Chrons are both risk factors for DVT . Also your sign and symptoms are suspicious for DVT. Venous Doppler US for a single exam may miss small DVT especially in the calf. D dimer if normal pretty sensitive. Many options repeat: Ultrasound and possibly d dimer, venogram [but these are not done much now], follow closely. Recommend close follow up with your doctor/ vein expert. ...Read more
Random sharp pains in right calf. Neg d dimer and dopplers. What could this be? No swelling and touching doesnt hurt it. Just happens randomly
Left calf pain that comes and goes every few weeks. D Dimer was negative. Could I still have a clot possibly? No redness or swelling. Just pain.
Calf fullness and some swelling for three weeks. D-dimer negative.No ultrasound what should I do now? Dr isnt concerened. But it is there all time.
I am having calf pain that radiates from the top of my calf to the bottom. Maybe some swelling can't tell. Had d dimer done-negative. Could it be dvt?
Although a neg d-dimer makes the likely hood of a DVT less likely it is possible. A duplex scan of the veins would diagnose a
dvt. There a lot of reasons for a leg pain like you describe. Arterial disease in a 21 y/o female would be very unlikely. ...Read more
If I have Crohn's disease and polycythemia rubra vera is a negative venous us and d dimer good enough to rule out a clot? Have leg swelling lower leg
Nearly: The gold standard to definitively rule out an deep vein clot is venography. However, this is rarely if ever necessary given that compression ultrasonography has a sensitivity and specificity each of around 95% compared to venography. I would recommend further evaluation if you have had an injury in that leg or a previous DVT. Otherwise it is unlikely that you have a thrombus with a negative US. ...Read more
I had a d dimer yesterday for leg pain no swelling came bk negative now im panicking i took 75mg aspirin 24 hours before test can this give false neg?
The D dimer:
test reveals products of a DISSOLVED clot and does not distinguish what DISSOLVED it! However although Aspirin can PREVENT CLOTTING it does NOT dissolve clots THUS UNLIKELY to produce a "false negative"
Hope this helps!
NOT TO WORRY!
Dr Z ...Read more
My doc told me i had arthritis in my left leg. I have been having like 3 second hot flashes in my ankle.I had a negative d-dimer test.What could it be?
Possible nerve: Irritation. Sometimes if a nerve is getting mildly irritated in a certain area, such as the peroneal nerve around the fibular head, you can have some heat like feeling transiently. Have you noticed any change in the way you walk prior to the burning? Any unusual pressure around areas prior to the burning? Where is the arthritis? If it is in the ankle, the inflammation can irritate small nerves too. ...Read more
Swelling behind knee, slight numbness in lower leg and toes, d dimer neg for clot, told I have low prob for clots in er, what else could this be?
Baker's cyst: A baker's cyst can cause swelling in the back of the knee, and if large enough cause cause pain and numbness there and into the leg. See an orthopedist for evaluation. ...Read more
Can I safely ignore unilateral calf pain (1 week+) with light bruising after normal D-Dimer or should I pursue an ultrasound? No heat or swelling.
NoRhymerForD-Dimer: What caused the pain? A strain or a contusion? Do you remember? A normal D-Dimer is reassuring, but no test is 100% accurate or test result 100% certain. There are certain risk factors I'm sure your doctor knows about (like smoking with birth control pills, certain blood clotting problems, etc etc). If that pain is still there in a week or so, especially if the calf swells, get it checked again! ...Read more
Having pain and swelling in left leg. Doppler clear, a d dimer at GP office came back high. Was sent to ER and it was normal. Should I still worry?
Further test: get another duplex ultrasound and see your doctor again for additional testing if this is normal. ...Read more
Back of leg hurts for 2 weeks doctors say definantly not a blood clot cause d dimer was normal no swelling and is worst when resting?
Had pos d dimer 3 weeks ago cut of 230 mine 310 had chest ct 3 dopplers on one leg one on other all clear suddenly panicking as i have slight ache in one leg no heat or swelling suffer health aniexty?
Anxiety: You need to have swelling and pain and a slight warmth and the size should be at least 2cm different from the other side ...Read more
Elevated d dimer level, CT scan of lungs normal.Left chest/neck/shoulder pain. Leg slight swelling and painful twitches in legs(ultrasound normal)why?
Need more informatio: We need more information on your laboratory finding, your clincial evlaaution, your examination. Your physicians were looking for blood clots, emboli. You need to discuss this with your physicians. ...Read more
Yes, calf X's knee: The calf muscles cross the back of the knee as they originate from the back of the thigh bone next to the knee capsule. When the knee hyperextends, the back of the knee often over stretches. This can cause injury to your knee that includes the posterior capsule and juxtaposed calf muscles. The calf muscles can become strained or torn causing pain and swelling in the injured calf muscle. ...Read more
Depends: Ice is good on acute injuries to decrease the inflammation, like when an athlete sprains an ankle. Heat promotes blood flow to the area in order to help healing. Depending on the cause of your calf swelling will dictate which would be more helpful. Many times if both calfs are swelling it can be from decreased venous return and therefore leg elevation, and compressive stockings can help. ...Read more
See your doctor soon: One of the worst things we worry about with one-sided calf or leg swelling out of the blue is a blood clot. If you haven't had any trauma recently or think you've pulled a muscle, you should see your doctor. Other things include a ruptured baker's cyst (a fluid filled sac behind the knee), or a ruptured head of one of the calf muscles. Best of luck and take care. ...Read more
No DVT?: The first thing to make sure that you don't have is a dvt. Once you are seen by a doctor and know you don't have a dvt, taking anti-inflammatory medicines, using ice, and resting the sore calf should help make you better. ...Read more
I am experiencing leg pain, leg swelling and calf swelling my leg is red hot to touch my gp is not open don't know what to do ?
Usually an emergency: Calf-swelling with pain is usually an emergency because doctors want to evaluate the patient to see if there is a blood clot in the leg. Such a clot can break off a chunk, flow to the lungs, and be fatal. There are other causes of leg pain and swelling, but always rule out the potentially lethal ones first. One should tell doctors about any surgeries, injuries, medications, prolonged sitting, etc. ...Read more
I have a intra muscular calf contusion from impact to the calf. Swelling pain limping no bruising. Can walking on it do more damage. I have noinsurane?
No health insurance: Just because you don't have insurance doesn't mean you can't get healthcare. On my website (sorry, no way around that), i've listed a number of options for free (or at least low cost) health care, drugs ; tests. Or skip my site ; just search online for free healthcare. Lots of options are available to you. Walking won't make bruise worse. But do go see a doc if pain gets worse rather than better. ...Read more
Depends needs exam:
You could have something as simple as a muscle contusion,
but you need to be checked for possible signs of phlebitis or
circulation problems. If there is trauma it is probably less serious. But a warm swollen calf without injury could be indicative of a clot and needs immediate treatment. ...Read more
Enlarged lower leg:
I assume we are talking about a baby cow...
The area of which you are referring to, are the 2 muscles that make up the posterior of the lower leg. The larger gastocnemious muscle and the smaller soleus muscle together are referred to as the calf muscle. Swelling could be due to trauma or any number of origins. They attach to the achilles heel tendon. ...Read more
Achy dull ache in right calf, swelling at FRONT of leg with a sticking out vein, don't think its serious as no swelling in calf, protein s Defiency.
Legs ache and feel heavy - 2 months. It's affecting my whole life. Now I have a painful calf swelling - what is it? Only been given painkillers :(
Need more evaluation: Being so young these symptoms would not be so common. There are several conditions that can cause these symptoms ranging from vascular causes to hormone imbalances. Pain killers are the last thing you should be on. You need a diagnosis. Seek out a second opinion if your pcp is only throwing pain meds at the problem. ...Read more
I am experiencing calf pain and calf swelling. The following also describe me: Lower leg pain and Leg tenderness. What should I do?
Why RU waiting?: Calf pain and swelling are at least two of the ingredients describing the possibility of a blood clot or blood vessel inflammation in the leg. I would not wait for the third. Failure to not treat a clot could be catastrophic. To remove all doubt, get ton urgent care ASAP. ...Read more
Can a plantars wart (on the bottom, outside part of the foot) cause foot, ankle and calf swelling and pain? Or is it likely 2 separate issues?
Not directly related: These are likely separate issues. A plantar wart can create pain, resulting in a change in your gait (how you walk) and thus put more pressure on other areas of your leg. Thus, it's theoretically possible these two issues are INDIRECTLY related. However, foot/ankle/calf swelling and pain without an injury make me think about a potential blood clot. Please seek help from a physician if persistent. ...Read more
I assume we are talking about a baby cow... The area of which you are referring to, are the 2 muscles that make up the posterior of the lower leg. The larger gastocnemious muscle and the smaller soleus muscle together are referred to as the calf muscle. Swelling could be due to trauma or any number of origins. They attach to ...Read more
D-diner is a breakdown product from blood clots. It can be found elevated in certain conditions like pulmonary embolus (blood clot which travels to the lung) deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in deep vein of legs usually) and disseminated intravascular coagulation (diffuse clot formation from severe infection which ...Read more