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26, female. Pain in middle right calf off and on for about a week or two. Usually aching/throbbing, eventually goes away. No visual signs. No injury. Help?

26, female. Pain in middle right calf off and on for about a week or two. Usually aching/throbbing, eventually goes away. No visual signs. No injury. Help?

Muscle/tendonopathy: You may have irritation where your achilles tendon meets the gastro-soleus muscles in the calf region. This can be due to over - use and has been known to tear. Rest, ice, compression and elevation daily over the next couple of weeks should help. ...Read more

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I have pain my the middle of my calf, going into the bottom of my leg, it hurts when I walk and also when making bowel movements. Any idea what this?

I have pain my the middle of my calf, going into the bottom of my leg, it hurts when I walk and also when making bowel movements. Any idea what this?

The first thing: I would rule out a clot in your leg as one can die from a clot traveling to the lung. Nerve entrapment is another possibility which can be in the leg or higher up in the lower back. ...Read more

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Pain below rib cage on both sides hurts when standing and especially when pushed on also pain in middle of back and sore calf 8yrboytype1diabetic?

Pain below rib cage on both sides hurts when standing and especially when pushed on also pain in middle of back and sore calf 8yrboytype1diabetic?

Not DM related: The child sounds uncomfortable. Hard to know what is going on without an exam. Please contact his pediatrician to have him evaluated, asap if the pain is severe. Make sure blood sugars are ok, please. ...Read more

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Tingling on calfs and bad back?

Tingling on calfs and bad back?

Back: Discogenic back injuries can cause not only pain but altered sensation from pressure on cord or nerves as they exit spine. ...Read more

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Is there a way to reduce calf size?

Is there a way to reduce calf size?

Not recommended: Idont underztamd why you would wamt small calves strong calves are important for walking running jumping. ...Read more

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What to do to cure pain in my calf?

Depends what pain: Is from. If it is muscular, stretching and strengthening exercises may help. If it is from bone pain, nerve pain, or even more worrisome, vascular issues such as a deep vein thrombosis, you will need to treat the underlying problem. Discuss with your physician as you will need a physical exam to identify the underlying issue. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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If jogging can make calf thicker?

If jogging can make calf thicker?

May increase muscle: Through jogging your calf muscle may hypertrophy, grow larger, due to increased exercise. ...Read more

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My calf musle lock off when I lay down?

My calf musle lock off when I lay down?

Stretch the calf: Treatment for occasional nocturnal "charley horse" or muscle spasm of the calf muscle is to slowly stretch the muscle. If frequent a warm bath before bedtime may along with stretching the calf may prevent them. SEE > http://wb. Md/1SZ8MYX ...Read more

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How to make my calf thin after jogging?

How to make my calf thin after jogging?

Walk not run: You are building muscle mass in the calf by the pounding of the jogging. Build tone and not the muscle mass by stopping the pounding. Research has proven that running is not better than walking over the course of the "same distance". Stop running and start walking the same distance. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left calf. What should I do?

Leg pain w exertion: If you have lower leg pain with exercise, please consult with your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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My calf have been hurting me for last 2 months?

My calf have been hurting me for last 2 months?

Needs checked: Calf pain is usually the result of a musculoskeletal condition - strain, pull, cramp, etc. But it can also indicate a deep venous thrombosis (DVT) so it should be checked out. ...Read more

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How would I get fatter/thicker calfs and ankles?

How would I get fatter/thicker calfs and ankles?

Calve workouts: Any workouts that pushes you to the tip toe position will strengthen the calf muscle. Jumping jacks, lunges, stair climbing, hurdle running, etc. ...Read more

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Is it normal for one calf to be larger than the other?

Is it normal for one calf to be larger than the other?

Not at all: Although mild differences are present in everyone, a sudden increase in the size of one calf is very concerning for deep venous thrombosis, a potentially life threatening, but easily treatable condition. If your calf has increased in size suddenly, you should have a doppler ultrasound study done today. ...Read more

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I have a growth on the back of my left calf what is it?

I have a growth on the back of my left calf what is it?

No idea: You would need to have a health professional to look at the growth to see if is minor or something more serious such as cancer. ...Read more

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Is it normal for one calf to be a little thicker than the other?

Is it normal for one calf to be a little thicker than the other?

Symmetry: Yes, most people aren't symmetrical Body builders strive to make their muscles symmetrical and they can't even get it quite right. If you have a deformity on calf, for example a lump, bump in one leg and not the other, I would see you doctor for evaluation. If both legs look normal with the exception of one being slightly larger, don't sweat it. ...Read more

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Had a benign schwwanoma in my calf last year. Should I be concerned?

Had a benign schwwanoma in my calf last year. Should I be concerned?

You should: Do fine, assuming the surgery went well. Recurrence is relatively rare but can occur, however. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have several knots in your calf area? TAGW

What does it mean when you have several knots in your calf area? TAGW

Varicose veins?: When you mention "several", multiple masses under the skin or within the muscle are uncommon. Varicose veins (and the related phleboliths) are very common. ...Read more

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I get this cold sensation on the back of the calf. Should I be worried?

I get this cold sensation on the back of the calf. Should I be worried?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How can I make my calf smaller its so huge it's embarrassing at times.

Depends: If you have a large calf muscle I don't think there is much you can do. If you have significant fat around your calf I think a plastic surgeon may be to do liposuction. ...Read more

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Why am I feeling on both of my calfs like they are burning. No.the inside it comes and goes?

Why am I feeling on both of my calfs like they are burning. No.the inside it comes and goes?

Superficial burning?: Does it feel like a burning sensation in the skin of both calves, not like a muscular burning from cramping or working out too much? If that is the case it could be the result of a pinched nerve in your spine causing the problem. Any other symptoms? Back pain, difficulty urinating, pain with walking? I would see a doctor to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Doing bicycle exercises I felt like my nerves in my calf moved I've felt discomfort for two days?

Doing bicycle exercises I felt like my nerves in my calf moved I've felt discomfort for two days?

Hard to say: There are several possibilities, including a muscular strain, a cramping of the muscle, and even possibly an I irritation of a nerve in the back. If it does not respond to 5-7 days of rest, I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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I was just wondering why does body fat only end up getting stored in my lower half (i.E. Thighs and calfs)?

I was just wondering why does body fat only end up getting stored in my lower half (i.E. Thighs and calfs)?

Fat stores: Answering why to this type of question depends on your religion.
1. God made you that way.
2. Evolution made you that way

Look at your family thighs and legs if they look like you then its your genes. So you may want to talk to your minister for the why? Or to your Dr. For the why? ...Read more

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I'm experiencing pain in my left calf on the side. It had been hurting for a couple of hours. Should I be concerned?

I'm experiencing pain in my left calf on the side. It had been hurting for a couple of hours. Should I be concerned?

Calf Pain: Any pain in one calf could signal a blood clot in the calf. However, in all probability, you are experiencing muscle strain. Just to be sure, let your doctor take a look as blood clots in the leg can lead to lung a lung embolus. ...Read more