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My left calf is swollen all the way to my knew after walking and i'm feeling pain in the back of my head, what should I do ?

My left calf is swollen all the way to my knew after walking and i'm feeling pain in the back of my head, what should I do ?

See your doctor: A swollen calf can either be muscular or vascular in origin. A clot or deep venous thrombosis is something that should be evaluated right away. If your calf is swollen, tender when you squeeze it and perhaps warmer than the other one, then you should see someone sooner rather than later. In the meantime take an Aspirin three times a day, wrap the calf in an ace and try to stay off of it. ...Read more

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Lower Leg Swelling (Definition)

Is it one leg or both? Has there been recent trauma? The definition is enlargement of the lower leg. Could be superficial fluid accumulation or it could edema (swelling) of one or both of the muscles of the lower leg: the gastrecnemious and the soleous muscles. Internet consult not enough, see ...Read more


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What could this be? My left calf is swollen and red, my ankles hurt, I am having cold chills and shaking badly, and i sometimes can't make it to the bathroom.

What could this be? My left calf is swollen and red, my ankles hurt, I am having cold chills and shaking badly, and i sometimes can't make it to the bathroom.

You : You might have cellulitis, an infection. The fact that you're having chills is concerning me. If you can't get your doctor on the phone right away, please go to the er asap. ...Read more

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My daughters left calf is swollen. and heavy to lift why?

My daughters left calf is swollen. and heavy to lift why?

Possible injury: You mention something about a "fractured knee". I am concerned about this in association with a swollen calf. There may be a problem with blood return, a possible blood clot, or an injury to the leg itself which is causing the swelling. In any event, further evaluation and x-rays are indicated. May even need an ultrasound of blood flow. But asymmetric swelling of a limb in a child is NEVER normal ...Read more

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My daughters left calf is swollen and feels heavy to lift why?

My daughters left calf is swollen and feels heavy to lift why?

Many possibilities: There are many possible etiologies for a swollen calf. Trauma, infection, edema to name a few. Most of which require a doctor to examine her leg. ...Read more

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For about 3 weeks, my left calf has been swollen and hard. Not painful but tingling with activity. No injury + blood test suggests not a blood clot?

For about 3 weeks, my left calf has been swollen and hard. Not painful but tingling with activity. No injury + blood test suggests not a blood clot?

Worrisome: Your history is indeed worrisome for a blood clot. I think an ultrasound of your lower leg is need to rule out a clot. I don't see how a blood test could rule out the presence of a clot. If anyone knows I would like to hear an explanation. Please seek medical help. ...Read more

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5 days ago i had 2 teeth extracted for the first time. My healing process has been normal except my left foot/calf are swollen, are they associated?

5 days ago i had 2 teeth extracted for the first time. My healing process has been normal except my left foot/calf are swollen, are they associated?

Unlikely: It would be very unlikely for there to be a correlation between the two. There could be any number of other causes. But to be certain, please consult with the dentist that did the extractions to be sure he/she is aware if this circumstance. ...Read more

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I've been exercising by walking now for about 2 weeks, a week before i started both my ankles were swollen. Since i've been walking i've had no problems but hip pain on right side and yesterday i had pain in my left calf which was very swollen and still

I've been exercising by walking now for about 2 weeks, a week before i started both my ankles were swollen. Since i've been walking  i've had no problems but hip pain on right side and yesterday i had pain in my left calf which was very swollen and still

Be careful: Calf pain and swelling especially in female using contraceptives should checked to find if this duo to blood clot in the calf, that is the most important thing, beside that it could you tour your triceps muscle and that cause the swelling. ...Read more

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My calf is swollen and tight?

Get checked: Can be dvt. Many things need to be ruled out. Better see a physician. ...Read more

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