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Walking short distance or going up steps and hills causes very bad burning calf pain, shortness of breathe, and chest tightness, leg weakness?

Walking short distance or going up steps and hills causes very bad burning calf pain, shortness of breathe, and chest tightness, leg weakness?

Unusual for your age: Your symptoms are quite unusual for a 17 year old patient. These symptoms suggest cardiovascular disease with narrowing of arteries supplying the lower extremities and heart, conditions which don't cause symptoms at 17 years of age. Severe obesity could cause symptoms like this without cardiovascular disease. You need to see your physician as soon as possible for a careful evaluation. ...Read more

Calf Pain (Definition)

Means a pain in the calf. This can be from muscle strain, a clot in a vein, a torn tendon, infection or a host of several other problems, including referred pain from someplace higher up, like the lower back. The best starting place for calf pain is your primary medical doctor, who can then make an appropriate referral depending on what he or she ...Read more


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Tight hamstring in soccer game. After 3 days bruise on hamstring and upper calf. Pain 7/10 in lower leg/calf. Wakes me up at night. Very active person?

Tight hamstring in soccer game. After 3 days bruise on hamstring and upper calf. Pain 7/10 in lower leg/calf. Wakes me up at night. Very active person?

Partial tear: Gentle stretching, and activity modification, ice, elevetion for 3 to 5 days. Pain can be severe for 1 week or so. No high impact activities for 2-3 weeks. May need physical therapy. Get an eval by your doctor. ...Read more

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Calf pain & tightness on left & right leg?

Calf Pain: There is a very dangerous medical condition called deep vein thrombosis. If you are describing warm red swollen calfs you need to get to a medical center urgently.

If you have chest pain or shortness of breath or are coughing please make this more than urgent. It can be an emergency. ...Read more

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Can a tight belt whilst sitting down for long periods cause severe calf pain in both legs?

Calf pain: Calf pain is not typically from a tight belt, however it can be caused by sitting down for long periods of time. Movement such as walking, stretching, biking, swimming and jogging can increase the blood flow and decrease the risk of blot clots in the lower legs. If you are having pain or tightness in the back of both calves you must go to urgent care as this can be life threatening! ...Read more

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Can tight hamstrings cause sciatica without any involvement of the piriformis muscle? (pain in the upper part of my leg after sitting over 3 hours)

Can tight hamstrings cause sciatica without any involvement of the piriformis muscle? (pain in the upper part of my leg after sitting over 3 hours)

Opposite: It is actually more likely the. Other way around. Chronic "sciatica" will cause a person to lean forward and not fully straighten out at the hip and knee which can potentially lead to hip flexor and knee flex ion (hamstring) contractures; not typically the other way around. ...Read more

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Leg cramps (usually calf), pulled groin, pulled quad, tight hamstrings all occurring recently. Function of my age & fact that I run a lot, or worse?

Leg cramps (usually calf), pulled groin, pulled quad, tight hamstrings all occurring recently. Function of my age & fact that I run a lot, or worse?

Sounds like: You could use some training advice but start out with a consultation with a Board Certified PHYSIATRIST (Muscle/Skeletal specialist!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Sudden onset of pain on side/bend of knee in L leg w/calf pain, no swelling or discoloration. Worse when walking. Have May-Thurner. Cause 4 concern?

Sudden onset of pain on side/bend of knee in L leg w/calf pain, no swelling or discoloration. Worse when walking. Have May-Thurner. Cause 4 concern?

May-Thurner syndrome: Absolutely. Get a left lower extremity ultrasound ASAP. Your doc may elect to get a D-dimer blood test as well. Have you been stented? Although MTS is associated with a small percentage of deep venous blood clots in the left leg (very rarely right) there is a significant rate of recurrence of DVTs in folks that have this condition. Don't sit on this. Seek further care. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Besides a blood clot, what can cause calf pain, burning in the back of the leg? 2 negative d dimers in december...I do have a fatty tumor on my back

Need in-person: Evaluation. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you in-person. Is the pain on one side or both? Is there a swelling, redness, dilated vessels, varicose veins, skin rash? It would be prudent to see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. ...Read more

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Get a dull ache around lower left rib cage a day after drinking and calf pain accompanied by sweats and tightness around my head. What could it be?

Hang over: Hour symptoms are similar to hangover (alcohol withdrawal) symptoms after moderate to heavy drinking. In most isolated cases the symptoms should resolve in a couple of days without intervention and a regular intake if non-dehydrating fluids and nutrition. Check with physician if such episodes become frequent with dependency when social life start getting affected. Be careful out there:) ...Read more

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told I have weak abs/tight hamstrings and this is causing my one sided SI joint pain, and nerve pain down leg hurts more @ night. Is this possible?

Unlikely: I find that explanation very unlikely. IMO, SI joint pain is a very overused explanation as a cause for low back pain. SI joint issue will not give you radicular symptoms or pain down the leg. ...Read more

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I have really tight hamstrings so been streaching lots and lots can this lead to unsable hip joint now hearing bone noises when moving leg sometimes?

I have really tight hamstrings so been streaching lots and lots can this lead to unsable hip joint now hearing bone noises when moving leg sometimes?

Seek Ortho eval: A thorough hip exam by a physician specializing in hip problems can help discern whether your sympts are from your hip (snapping psoas tendon, labral or cartilage tear). An mrag (mr arrhrogram) may be indicated. ...Read more

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Just finished levaquin, (levofloxacin) 7 doses and now have moderate calf pain on and off. Shud I be concerned or treat with rest, leg elevation and prayer?

Call your doctor: If you're having calf pain, or bone pain with levaquin, (levofloxacin) you need to contact your doctor as soon as possible. You may need to be seen for examination. This also needs to be documented in your chart. Prayer is fine, but seeing your doctor in person is more important in resolve this. ...Read more

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I get occasional strange leg calf pain. Is this worrying?

"strange"?: It would need to be specified as to the location, duration, nature, what brings it on or when it is felt...
Will be happy to answer your questions then! ...Read more

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I am experiencing calf pain and leg pain.

I am experiencing calf pain and leg pain.

Better be seen.: There is a host of possible conditions that could be causing your calf and leg pain. Without more detail it is difficult to be specific on any one of them. The most problematic condition is the possibility of a blood clot. Because of this, you really should be evaluated, and right soon. Failure to recognize and treat a clot could be catastrophic. ...Read more

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I have been getting some intermittent leg/calf pain at night while at rest for 4 days I am 17 years old and I am wondering. If this is life threatenin?

I have been getting some intermittent leg/calf pain at night while at rest for 4 days I am 17 years old and I am wondering. If this is life threatenin?

Not if intermittent: If pain is present mainly during rest at night, it sounds like muscle fatigue which could be related to a change in exercise or training or dehydration. If pain is reduced with stretches and walking, it should resolve soon. See a doctor if pain is progressiive or your calf is swollen or discolored. ...Read more

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I have bad calf pain in one leg. Its been three days and it hasn't gotten better or worse. Its only one spot. Stairs& going on toes, etc. What's wrong?

I have bad calf pain in one leg. Its been three days and it hasn't gotten better or worse. Its only one spot. Stairs& going on toes, etc. What's wrong?

Calf pain: Without knowing your age and history of any coexisting medical condition and family history. I will advice you see your doctoras it may be something as minor as muscle pain and as bad as a clot in your calf vein. ...Read more

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R leg and calf pain all last week. 2 Neg d dimers this week, however have fever yest and today. Qualitative d dimer I have now arguably + v faint line?

Cellulitis of leg: Fever indicates infection and pain in your right leg is a strong sign of cellulitis in that leg. I am sure your doctor is aware of it unless you did not inform him of your fever. Please let him know so that he can treat you with proper medications. ...Read more

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Lower leg and calf pain from 8 months, I doubt it could be compartment muscle syndrome, please tell me the symptoms and treatment for it.

Lower leg and calf pain from 8 months, I doubt it could be compartment muscle syndrome, please tell me the symptoms and treatment for it.

No compartment syndr: Compartment syndrome is a catastrophic event typically following a crush injury or an ischemic event, in which the pressure inside the fascial compartment rises higher than capillary perfusion pressure, effectively cutting off the blood flow to nerves & muscle cells within the compartment. It usually requires emergency surgery (fasciotomy) to save the limb. ...Read more

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Negative d dimer day before calf pain started d/t possible DVT in other leg could the d dimer still be right even if day before sx. Please help!

Negative d dimer day before calf pain started d/t possible DVT in other leg could the d dimer still be right even if day before sx. Please help!

Unlikely to have DVT: Many causes of leg pain.
Be examined and perhaps have duplex ultrasound depending on physical findings. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more