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Left leg calf pain felt yday and today evening. Could this wait till Monday to be seen by a doctor? Anyway to self-recognize if it's due to blood clot?

Left leg calf pain felt yday and today evening. Could this wait till Monday to be seen by a doctor? Anyway to self-recognize if it's due to blood clot?

CalfOfOne1/2dozOther: Usually there is some swelling and if you press on the calf it may be tender and you may feel a rubbery cord. Usually (but not always) there is some underlying reason to get the clot, like recent injury, or sitting a long time in the car or on a plane ride, or you have a medical problem like infection or cancer that makes you more likely to clot. You could wait if it stays the same, but not if worse. ...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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Left leg calf pain felt yday and today evening. Had nerve injury from blood draw in left forearm 7 days ago, still painful. Are the two events related?

Left leg calf pain felt yday and today evening. Had nerve injury from blood draw in left forearm 7 days ago, still painful. Are the two events related?

Can't see relation: Can't see a relation between these two. The blood draw injury should not cause symptoms in your calf. What kinds of things make your calf feel worse? Movement? Compression? Standing? Is there any swelling there? Let us know if we can help, or have someone look at it. ...Read more

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29 y/o female with swollen lower left leg, calf pain, tenderness to touch. Otherwise healthy. Could it be DVT? How do I know when to go to doctor?

29 y/o female with swollen lower left leg, calf pain, tenderness to touch. Otherwise healthy. Could it be DVT? How do I know when to go to doctor?

See a doctor now!: Calf tenderness, swelling and pain in one leg can mean infection, inflammation, blocked lymph channels or DVT. You need to see a doctor to examine and get blood tests and ultrasound if needed. If there is a DVT it needs treatment. Use this assessment to find out your risk of developing one.
http://www. Nhs. Uk/tools/documents/self_assessments_js/assessment. Html? &ASid=71&mobile=true&nosplash=true

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L5-S1 microdiscectomy Fri for left leg sciatic pain. Calf/foot pain relief w/some thigh/behind knee pain. Pain less AM but sharp pain down left leg into foot w/pain level of 9.5 & hurts sitting/lying.

Microdiskectomy: Give it some time; sometimes simply moving the roots around can upset the lumbar plexus and give you intermittent (even quite severe) pain, although it resolves within a week or two. Getting to the disk requires mobilization of the roots and inflammatory changes from that- or the disk herniation- itself can give this pain. As long as bowel and bladder OK, hopefully this will resolve also. Best! ...Read more

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Calf pain about 2 weeks ago I got what I thought was a charlie horse in the calf of my left leg and since then the pain seems to have moved up in back of my knee, do you think I have just sprained my calf. Or is there some thing else going on. Thank you!

Hard: Hard to say without seeing it, but one concern I have is phlebitis, an inflamed clot inside a vein, which can cause pain and swelling and the feeling of migration further up the leg. There are two kinds of phlebitis: superficial thrombophlebitis, which is annoying at best, and deep vein thrombosis, which is a medical emergency because the clot has the ability to break off and travel to the lung.

Given there is a possibility of the latter, I would recommend you make an appointment with your primary care physician today. If you're having chest pain or shortness of breath, you must go to the er immediately.

I don't mean to be an alarmist. What you have could just be a silly muscle sprain. But given my lack of ability to see your leg, and given the possibility of you having a dvt, i'd rather not take chances and insist you get checked out now to be safe.

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Dvt or something less serious? Left leg pain below calf that spreads through entire leg/thigh. Not excruciating just achy/dull pain. What is this?!

Dvt or something less serious? Left leg pain below calf that spreads through entire leg/thigh. Not excruciating just achy/dull pain. What is this?!

Needs ultrasound.: Discomfort and aching in the leg is a very common complaint. When this occurs, it is imperative to eliminate the most significant potential problem which could be a blood clot. Although there are many other reasons to explain your symptoms, a venous ultrasound is the first step. If negative, then other sources of the pain and aching can be pursued. ...Read more

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20 yr old female, calf pain in left leg for the pass 2 days. No swelling, no discoloration. Been doing a lot of squatting lately; only left leg hurts.

Sounds: Like muscle pain, but could be deep vein thrombophlebitis. This is a serious condition that requires immediate treatment. See your doctor for accurate diagnosis and specific advice. ...Read more

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Calf pain, 2 days, no swelling, no discoloration, not hot to touch. Been in a squat position a lot lately; Only left leg hurts. Not on birth control.

Calf pain, 2 days, no swelling, no discoloration, not hot to touch. Been in a squat position a lot lately; Only left leg hurts. Not on birth control.

Muscular pain: If you have been squatting a lot, you are using different muscle groups than you normally would use in your legs. That likely has strained them and is causing the pain. Stop squatting, rest leg s much as possible, ice area that hurts and take ibuprofen for pain and anti-inflammatory effect. If not better with those interventions in a week, see doc. If new symptoms, such as swelling, see doc sooner ...Read more

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History of PEs (8 years ago), Factor V Leiden positive. Experiencing calf pain in left leg (started 4 PM and is worsening).Possible DVT? Emerg or dr?

Important symptom: If you are on warfarin or rivaroxaban, it is less likely DVT, but still possible. If not on anticoagulant, DVT is more likely. I tell my patients if they are getting worse with their symptoms, they should go to Emergency. Worrisome accompanying signs are swelling in the leg, history of being stationary for a long time, and out of breath. Best Wishes.

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Small red and sore bumps on lower left leg, pain in calf area and hurts to walk, only left leg only?

Small red and sore bumps on lower left leg, pain in calf area and hurts to walk, only left leg only?

Pain in calf: That makes it difficult to walk is definitely something you want to have looked at by your provider! The rash may or may not be related. Deep vein thrombosis sometimes present with pain in the calf region as well as swelling, warmth and redness. Get it physically looked at for a definitive diagnosis! ...Read more

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I've had calf pain in my left leg for over three years now. No swelling or redness but it hurts to walk on. Could this be a DVT after all this time?

I've had calf pain in my left leg for over three years now. No swelling or redness but it hurts to walk on. Could this be a DVT after all this time?

Probably not: Dvt classically result in swelling +- pain (from a little to alot). Post -dvt syndrome can hurt for years after the DVT has resolved.

See a doc (vascular md if you are vry anxious about a dvt) and look for other causes ...Read more

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Been having left leg pain in calf to toes now in my left arm to fingers with a numb and tingling feeling what could this be thanks?

Been having left leg pain in calf to toes now in my left arm to fingers with a numb and tingling feeling what could this be thanks?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
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Constant left leg pain in calf. Dvt negative. Chest pain most days and back. Left arm sometimes sore. Leg pain most worse?

Constant left leg pain in calf. Dvt negative. Chest pain most days and back. Left arm sometimes sore. Leg pain most worse?

Complex: Neg stress test & xrays rule out heart prob. Could be lung embolus. If pain w/breathing, though, chest/upper back/arm pain-likely due to rib/thoracic vertebra dysf.Low back pain & leg pain can be due to other structural problems like vertebral dysf., pelvic malalignment, piriformis synd. Likely all connected. A visit to a good UK osteopath for hands-on diagnosis & manipulative treatment could help. ...Read more

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I have calf pain, pain shooting down both legs, hip/bottom/lower back pain. Have varicose veins on left leg & pain mostly that side. Sciatic?

I have calf pain, pain shooting down both legs, hip/bottom/lower back pain. Have varicose veins on left leg & pain mostly that side. Sciatic?

>yes: Yes it's the most logical reason. You should consult with your family physician and have an x-ray or MRI to confirm any pathology in the lower back usually L5 S1 ...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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I have left low leg pain, by calf area, had scan today and no blood clots, what could this pain be hurts worse to walk on it. Feels like leg is tight.

I have left low leg pain, by calf area, had scan today and no blood clots, what could this pain be hurts worse to walk on it. Feels like leg is tight.

Muscle or tendon: Probably a muscle or tendon injury. An injury to the Achilles tendon or calf muscles can give similar symptoms. Tightness may indicate edema or hematoma in deep soft tissues (ie: muscles). Sometimes a knee injury with a joint effusion can be the cause. Please see your Doctor or a Sports Medicine or Orthopedic Specialist for further evaluation. ...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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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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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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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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Can medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) for derviticulitis cause calf pain? I started having calf pain on my left. Feels like cramping

Possible: Common side effects of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) include diarrhea, dizziness, headache, stomach upset, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, and rash, but cramping can be possible, although rarer. ...Read more

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Someones knee went straight into the inner side of my left knee. Knee is stiff. Pain on stairs. Calf pain. Knee gives out when rising from a squat. Help

Unstable joint: Get an MRI of the knee and an orthopedic evaluation. The calf pain should be evaluated with both a venous and arterial doppler study of the lower leg. If the knee is giving out, I would suspect some internal derrangement. ...Read more