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My child is about 6 years old and has had 3 days of high fever, plus he is complaining of calf pain and being hard to walk.?

My child is about 6 years old and has had 3 days of high fever, plus he is complaining of calf pain and being hard to walk.?

Muscle inflammation: The process you describe is producing an inflammatory reaction in the kids calf muscles with fever. There are a number of possibilities that will require an urgent evaluation to sort out. It could be something simple or something bad. ...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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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?

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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A few days after I had a cold and fever i couldn't walk due to severe calf pain. My doctor says it may relate to water shortage in the kidney. Opinion?

A few days after I had a cold and fever i couldn't walk due to severe calf pain. My doctor says it may relate to water shortage in the kidney. Opinion?

Dehydration & spasm: When you have a "cold" especially with a low-grade fever you lose a lot of water. In medicine we call this "insensible loss". You are very likely having muscle cramps. Just like running backs on a hot field late in the 3rd quarter; and that is with million dollar a year orthopods and excellent trainers! I agree with your doctor and drink Gatorade until urine is very pale yellow & stretch muscle ...Read more

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Have fever for 15 days with headache back pain calf pain and swollen glands what are the cause?

Have fever for 15 days with headache back pain calf pain and swollen glands what are the cause?

Probably virus: Myalgias are pains in your muscles that occur when you are fighting an infection. With a fever, swollen glands and myalgias, it sounds like you have a virus. This could be influenza, mononucleosis, or any number of viruses. But 15 days is a long time, so you need to see a doctor! There are other inflammatory diseases that can cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm having outside calf pain, what can I do?

I'm having outside calf pain, what can I do?

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 definition or description of: calf pain?

What is the definition or description of: calf pain?

Literally, it just: 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 feels it might be. ...Read more

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Can knee problems cause calf pain?

See below : Yes. If the knee swells this can cause swelling to the back of the knee which can cause an out pocketing which can cause pain from stretching of the tissue. Altered gait (walking)because of the associated knee pain and progressive limited range of motion causing further shortening of the calf muscles causing stiffness. . There are other reasons. Go seek medical attention good luck thank you. ...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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How do a charley horse and calf pain differ?

How do a charley horse and calf pain differ?

Cramp: A charlie horse is a cramp and pain can be sharp, dull, piercing, or feel like you have injured yourself. The cramping can occur in the muscle and pain can occur on the skin in the bone, tendons or legiments. ...Read more

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Whu calf pain in patients with leptospirosis?

Whu calf pain in patients with leptospirosis?

Calf pain/leptosporo: It is presumed to be due to combination of factors
1generalised effect of fever and constitutional symptoms causing pain in muscles of calf and also arms
2lepto causing local inflammatory responce directly in calf muscle. ...Read more

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Calf pain, numbness- is it a medical emergency?

Calf pain, numbness- is it a medical emergency?

Maybe: Sudden onset of isolated calf pain and swelling could be a sign of a blood clot. Calf pain could be due to back problems, blood flow problems, muscle injury or a host of other causes. The possibility of a blood clot means you should have this evaluated. ...Read more

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What are the causes of calf pain when bending knee?

See below:: Strain of the calf muscles which attach across the back of the knee, will cause pain. A pulled muscle, contusion (bruising) of the calf muscles will also be painful on bending the knee. Serious problem like a clot in the superficial or the deep veins can be a cause....... So do see your doctor urgently to exclude that diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do you do for a twisted knee lateral calf pain?

What do you do for a twisted knee lateral calf pain?

RICE: Ice, rest, go get a sleeve for your knee and elevate ...Read more

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I have thigh and calf pain when I go to bed at night.

Night cramps: Night cramps can be brought on by electrolyte imbalance and lack of hydration. Some things that can be tried to help alleviate this are trying a balanced electrolyte drink such as Gatorade, etc... ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for calf pain?

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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What is the cause of the calf pain in patients with leptospirosis?

What is the cause of the calf pain in patients with leptospirosis?

Calf pain/leptosporo: It is presumed to be due to combination of factors
1generalised effect of fever and constitutional symptoms causing pain in muscles of calf and also arms
2lepto causing local inflammatory responce directly in calf muscle. ...Read more

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Pain in calf for 4 months that quits fir a week or so then comes back. Can a misplaced hip cause calf pain?

Pain in calf for 4 months that quits fir a week or so then comes back. Can a misplaced hip cause calf pain?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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When I wake up from my short nap in the evening my I would feel excruciating pain on my calf. Pain slowly goes away but happen frequently. Why?

When I wake up from my short nap in the evening my I would feel excruciating pain on my calf. Pain slowly goes away but happen frequently. Why?

Consider these: Taking a b-complex vitamin, if exercising, stretch before doing so and don't let yourself get dehydrated & don't just drink water if sweating alot because you have to replace more of then just water, have to take in electrolytes, get you blood tested for chemistry to make sure your electrolytes are balanced, don't sleep with a pillow under your knees or legs higher than your heart. ...Read more

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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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How much should I worry about calf pain?

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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Severe left calf pain. How to alleviate?

Severe left calf pain. How to alleviate?

Possible muscle tear: You are in the correct age range to sustain a variable tear of the muscle belly of the calf (gastrocnemius) muscle in its muscle belly just below the knee joint. With such injury a hematoma may form within the muscle which can cause considerable pain until the hematoma resolves slowly with time, compression, rest and ice. ...Read more

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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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What could cause calf pain for over a week?

What could cause calf pain for over a week?

First and foremost: A clot in the leg which is considered a medical emergency. Always better safe than sorry, with the info you provided you need to seek immediate attention.
If you can provide more detail so that we no longer think it is a clot then that would be fine, but this needs to be checked out and advise you to go to urgent care or ER.
If you are female, smoke or on birth control or obese risk increases. ...Read more

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What to do about calf pain if the meds aren't helping?

What to do about calf pain if the meds aren't helping?

Get the diagnosis: Calf pain can have many causes. Have you been given a diagnosis yet? Muscle strains, knee joint problems, a ruptured bakers cyst, blood clots, referred/nerve pain from the low back are all relatively common causes of calf pain. It's time to see your doc for the first time or for follow up if you are not improving. ...Read more

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Birkenstock cause calf pain?

Birkenstock cause calf pain?

Possible: They have nice arches and if someone is not use to it, you can feel strain in the calf as muscles are readjusting the way you are walking..... ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

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