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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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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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Besides calf pain, what are other symptoms of leptospirosis?

Besides calf pain, what are other symptoms of leptospirosis?

Flu-like symptoms: The disease starts with a fever, headache, and other flu-like symptoms. After recovering from those symptoms, you can then go on to develop meningitis, kidney failure, and liver damage with jaundice. ...Read more

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I have left calf pain i don't feel it when i walk just when i'm resting its a throbing pain?

Referred pain: The pattern suggests referred pain from your low back or pelvis regions. Sounds like a sciatica type of pain. Best type of doctor to figure it out would be an osteopath. Have you had recent childbirth or multiple childbirths or fall onto buttocks during extreme sports participation? ...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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What causes alternating calf pain, switches from left to right every day. Legs look normal?

What causes alternating calf pain, switches from left to right every day. Legs look normal?

Leg in, leg out.: Well, I guess you can be grateful that it alternates and does not remain in both calfs. Having said that, it is difficult to assess your problem without a detailed history and physical exam. Consider a consult with a primary care physician. ...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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Pain behind left knee for 3 days (posbly overuse) & couldn't fully extend; movmnt helped. Went away as calf pain began - now swelling in calf?

Pain behind left knee for 3 days (posbly overuse) & couldn't fully extend; movmnt helped. Went away as calf pain began - now swelling in calf?

Strain calf musce: The symptoms description resemble those produced by strain ot he calf muscles(gastrosoleus group).Applying some heat and gentle gradual streching should help to recover. ...Read more

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Left calf pain about 1 week. Sudden onset and not better w/rest, heat, ice, or massage. No recent surgery or strenuous activity. What could this be?

Be seen: There are multiple possibilities, many of which are quite benign; but when you talk about the sudden, a traumatic onset of calf pain you always need to consider the possibility of a blood clot which is potentially life threatening and so I would encourage you to be seen to have this ruled out. ...Read more

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Could self resolving calf pain (getting slowly better) with no other symptoms be dvt?

Could self resolving calf pain (getting slowly better) with no other symptoms be dvt?

Probably not: But check with ur doc so he can ask pertinent questions and examine ur leg, edpecilly if it stops progressively improving. ...Read more

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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.

Clot unlikely: A negative D dimer test is good at excluding blood clots. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. If the pain has lasted more than a couple of weeks, you should consult a doctor. ...Read more

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Is calf pain, without other symptoms, in a 32 year old who hasn't been exercising or had any injury worrisome? I had 2 days bed rest for migraine.

Possibly: If there is pain in the calf without much physical exertion to worry about then, one thing to think of would be a blood clot or deep venous thrombosis (DVT). This would be especially true if the patient also has swelling, redness, tightness, and warmth to the touch. You should see someone right away if any of this is true...possibly even an ER. More questions? www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...Read more