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Calf Swelling (Definition)

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


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Pain deep in my left calf with swelling. made worse by walking. developed after workout following a lot of sitting around. DVT or related to workout?

Pain deep  in my left calf with swelling. made worse by walking. developed after workout following a lot of sitting around. DVT or related to workout?

Evaluation Needed: You should see your primary care, urgent care or emergency department soon. It might just be a pulled muscle but with swelling, tests need to be done to rule out DVT. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Abcess i&d left calf is ankle swelling normal?

Abcess i&d left calf is ankle swelling normal?

Yes...: Swelling may develop at and around the surgical site. Veins and lymphatic channels may have been affected leading to swelling. ...Read more

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Slight throbbing top left calf,Not constant,no swelling, doesn't get worse when pressed. Doesn't effect walking. Pulled muscle, vein prob, other prob?

Slight throbbing top left calf,Not constant,no swelling, doesn't get worse when pressed. Doesn't effect walking. Pulled muscle, vein prob, other prob?

Could be either : Sounds like it's a pulled muscle and you can try some anti inflammatory medications along with heat applied to your calf. However, blood clot must be ruled out and I suggest you see your doctor for obtaining leg ultrasound. ...Read more

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Am 5 weeks pregnant started having cramp in left back calf muscle no swelling no redness. Hip always hurts on left side and have a cyst on left ovary. Does it sound like dvt?

Am 5 weeks pregnant started having cramp in left back calf muscle no swelling no redness. Hip always hurts on left side and have a cyst on left ovary. Does it sound like dvt?

DVT and pregnancy.: Your symptoms do not sound like DVT but there are 2 things that will help to solve the problem--a venous ultrasound of the leg veins which is very accurate for DVT or a d-dimer blood test which is significant for no clots if negative. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have calf swelling?

What does it mean if I have calf swelling?

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

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more