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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