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For 2 days i've been having intermittent pain in my calf and thigh. It comes and goes. Could this be a sign of a dvt?

For 2 days i've been having intermittent pain in my calf and thigh.  It comes and goes.  Could this be a sign of a dvt?

Possibly: Pain, swelling are common symptoms of dvt, and the best way to evaluate this is with a duplex ultrasound study of the involved leg. Sometimes, there is only minor, muscle pull sensation, and no swelling, and for the most part, physical examination is in error 50% of the time. ...Read more

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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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What would cause intermittent pain in left calf? No redness. Just a small spot at the bottom of the inside of the calf muscle.

Pain in calf: The desciption you give makes me think of a muscle or tendon problem. Could be a tendonitis-an irritation of the tendon from overuse, or a muscle strain/tear. If it continues have your doctor evaluate. ...Read more

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Woman with intermittent sharp electrical pain in calf for the last 2 weeks. Happens when walking around. 5x a week for about 5 sec. Feels like reflex?

Woman with intermittent sharp electrical pain in calf for the last 2 weeks. Happens when walking around. 5x a week for about 5 sec. Feels like reflex?

Claudication....: Intermittent calf pain, while walking, can be as the result of several conditions. The fact that it has been showing itself for only two weeks is a plus. The best advice would be to have your leg and back examined by an orthopedic surgeon. Attention to a "pinched" nerve will be addressed as well as evaluation of the circulation to the leg. ...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'm a 20 year old female and I'm having concerns of dvt. Intermittent calf pain, my leg is not red or swollen, but i'm on yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) which increases risk?

I'm a 20 year old female and I'm having concerns of dvt. Intermittent calf pain, my leg is not red or swollen, but i'm on yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) which increases risk?

Ok, I hear ya: The incidence of DVT on chemical contraceptives remains very low, but it is higher than in the general population. if you are sufficiently worried, make an appointment to see your doctor so he/she can examine you and determine if you need further testing. There are lots of things other than a DVT that could cause your symptoms. Nevertheless, a physical examination and history is where to start. ...Read more

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Two days since 3 flights in a row brasil-europe. Have intermittent pain in centre of left calf muscle. Could this be anything sinister or just muscular? Drank alcohol daily for 3 weeks pre-trip. 31yrs male good health generally

Two days since 3 flights in a row brasil-europe. Have intermittent pain in centre of left calf muscle. Could this be anything sinister or just muscular? Drank alcohol daily for 3 weeks pre-trip. 31yrs male good health generally

Ultrasound: You may have a dvt(deep vein thrombosis) you should see family doc to check you and likely order an ultrasound to check it out. If you do have this potentially fatal disorder you will have to be treated immediately for safety. Dvt can allow smallal clot to go to lung which is extremely dangerous or even fatal. Do not delay being checked. If you can not be seen immediately, go to the er now! ...Read more

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How can I exercise with out calf pain?

Should not have: Recurrent calf pain is a symptom of a problem. Start with your family doctor. A vascular ultrasound is a useful initial exam.Most causes can be helped. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about calf pain?

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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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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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 can I do about calf pain if meds aren't helping?

What can I do about calf pain if meds aren't helping?

Med eval: See your physician to determine the cause. Although it could be a localized issue, calf pain can also be related to conditions like sciatica or claudication. Determination of cause will help to direct appropriate treatment options. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why i get constant calf pain?

Could use expert help with why i get constant calf pain?

Have the US study: Need to rule out a blood clot in the deep veins of the calf first. ...Read more

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Severe Progressing Left Calf Pain. What could it be? I can provide more details.

Severe Progressing Left Calf Pain. What could it be? I can provide more details.

Possible DVT: More details would be helpful, but implanon, as with other BCPs, have an increased risk of deep venous thrombosis, blood clots, DVT. The beginning symptom could be calf pain ...Read more

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Why do I get calf pain while walking in flats?

Achilles tendon prob: This could be due to achilles tendon equinus. Have this checked soon.A tight achilles can cause many foot problems. ...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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Im having a mild stabbing calf pain when sitting or lying down. should I be worried?

What.. Me Worry....: Calf pain is generally something to be concerned about. Especially concerning, if the symptoms are getting worse or are not being relieved with rest. best to have a consultation to cone down on the possibilities. ...Read more

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