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Pain in calf of leg colonoscopy 6 weeks ago traveled sunday for 3 hours and is worse.Was told joint but isn't where pain is.Could it be dvt?

Pain in calf of leg colonoscopy 6 weeks ago traveled sunday for 3 hours and is worse.Was told joint but isn't where pain is.Could it be dvt?

Get ultrasound: Go to er or vein specialist( www.Phlebology.Org) immediately for venous scan of your leg to rule out dvt. Prolonged sitting with car or airline travel can precipitate blood clots, especially the 25% of the population walking around with inherited vein disease that don't know they have it. We always recommend medical compression stockings or socks for travel, even after your tests. ...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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Bf woke up w/ bad charlie horse pain in calf. His leg was really stiff & still won't relax completely. He has had 2 "attacks" this am. What to do?

Bf woke up w/  bad charlie horse pain in  calf. His  leg was really stiff & still won't relax completely. He has had 2 "attacks" this am. What to do?

Drink water: If it doesn't go away with hydration or there is swelling or injury to that legs he needs to be seen by a doctor today as this could be a sign of a serious condition called a dvt. ...Read more

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Pain in lower calf of leg on left side had to walk?

Could be serious: I think your problem could be one of many possible scenarios . The most important disease to rule out immediately is whether you have venous blood clot called dvt. I would suggest you see your primary care provider immediately and have him check you. ...Read more

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I am asleep then suddenly awake to a raging pain in calf of my legs, no warning at all, very painful. Please give advice...

I am asleep then suddenly awake to a raging pain in calf of my legs, no warning at all, very painful. Please give advice...

Do you take: Birth control pills? If you I'd suggest you go to the ER. Sometimes people get a muscle cramp....a muscle cramp should go away after you stretch and massage if you still have pain you should be checked for a leg clot ASAP. ...Read more

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Is it common to have pain in calf/leg muscles after being in a walking boot for 4 weeks and just starting to walk again without it?

Is it common to have pain in calf/leg muscles after being in a walking boot for 4 weeks and just starting to walk again without it?

Yes: Yes, this is common to have since you haven't moved this particular muscle in a month. That being said, not moving a limb can increase your risk for blood clot. If you have swelling, redness of the skin, feeling of a cramp in the muscle, get to a doctor or ER right away to make sure you do not have a clot. These are all signs for a blood clot. ...Read more

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Lower back also pain in the left calf of leg one dr says physical therapy to strenght lower back. My family dr says i need the injection in my back therapy wont take the pain away I have degerant arthrsis. The pain in my left calf of the leg is very pain

Back : Back pain shooting down the left leg is called sciatica. Sciatica results when a disk, bone spur or stenosis pinches the sciatic nerve as it leaves the back and goes into the leg. Treatment for sciatica include rest, anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, steroid injections and surgery. Initial treatment is usually rest, anti-inflammatories followed by physical therapy. People who do not respond may go onto steroid injections and/or surgery. Sometimes patients skip physical therapy if the pain is severely aggregated by movement. This maybe why one doctor is recommending steroid injection first. Today there are minimally invasive options for disk surgery. Please see my health guide on lumbar disk disease and sciatica. Good luck! ...Read more

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Woke up with ++ pain in left calf. Query leg spasm. 2 hrs later, still there. Hurts to weightbear or flex. No swell or warmth. DVT? On the patch.

Get it checked: I won't take a chance. Go to emergency room and get an U/S of the leg to rule out DVT. See a doctor there right away. ...Read more

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Woke to pain in calf muscles. Standing on legs helped a bit, but my calves feel very tight. What could have happened?

Woke to pain in calf muscles. Standing on legs helped a bit, but my calves feel very tight. What could have happened?

Multiple reasons for: Multiple reasons for calf tightness. If associated with exercise may be overuse and muscle spasm. If pain runs up and down the back of leg with swelling and redness may to due to vein inflammation or phlebitis. If not resolved with warm compress and decrease in exercise see your doctor for examination. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain and calf pain in both legs. I have been doing cardio and elliptical machine. What do you think can be causing pain in legs?

I have lower back pain and calf pain in both legs. I have been doing cardio and elliptical machine. What do you think can be causing pain in legs?

Sore muscles: Or pinched nerve maybe from disc in lower back pressing on them. Lay flat, if someone massages your calf when you lay flat causes you pain: it's likely sore muscles. Still laying flat, stretching the nerve by flexing one leg, (other leg remaining flat) towards sky: pain from back down the leg is pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Pain in calf muscle of right leg. Difficulty walking. Doc here gave cefuroxime axetil and paracetamol-serratiopetidase-aceclotenac tablets.

Muscle pain: Something is missing from this story. You are receiving an antibiotic and you do not mention any symptoms suggesting an infection. Expand and rephrase the question. ...Read more

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I am experiencing calf pain and leg pain.

I am experiencing  calf pain and leg pain.

Better be seen.: There is a host of possible conditions that could be causing your calf and leg pain. Without more detail it is difficult to be specific on any one of them. The most problematic condition is the possibility of a blood clot. Because of this, you really should be evaluated, and right soon. Failure to recognize and treat a clot could be catastrophic. ...Read more

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I have bad calf pain in one leg. Its been three days and it hasnt gotten better or worse.Its only one spot. Stairs& going on toes, etc. Whats wrong?

I have bad calf pain in one leg. Its been three days and it hasnt gotten better or worse.Its only one spot. Stairs& going on toes, etc. Whats wrong?

Calf pain: Without knowing your age and history of any coexisting medical condition and family history.I will advice you see your doctoras it may be something as minor as muscle pain and as bad as a clot in your calf vein. ...Read more

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Can a tight belt whilst sitting down for long periods cause severe calf pain in both legs ?

Calf pain: Calf pain is not typically from a tight belt, however it can be caused by sitting down for long periods of time. Movement such as walking, stretching, biking, swimming and jogging can increase the blood flow and decrease the risk of blot clots in the lower legs. If you are having pain or tightness in the back of both calves you must go to urgent care as this can be life threatening! ...Read more

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I have mild calf pain in both legs that comes and goes. It gets worse when lying down and feels best after working out. Should I worry about dvt?

Possibly: While not typical DVT can present with symptoms of venous hypertension. In addition to DVT, venous hypertension can be associated with varicose vein disease. Many patients with venous hypertension will complain of a dull, vague ache of the legs that improves with exercise but is particularly bothersome in the evening when lying down. Consult with a board certified vascular surgeon. ...Read more