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Pain down left side of left calf. Sore to touch. I've had negative leg ultrasounds in past. Should I worry about DVT with negative testing before? 26yr

Pain down left side of left calf. Sore to touch. I've had negative leg ultrasounds in past. Should I worry about DVT with negative testing before? 26yr

Maybe: Pain isn't the most significant symptom; swelling is. If your leg is swollen, then it's a concern. If you take oral contraceptives, your risk is increased. Always good to be vigilant. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of body from calf, shin, hip, bottom of rib cage, hand, forearm, elbow shoulder, neck, and ear worse pain is in the leg.. ?

Pain on left side of body from calf, shin, hip, bottom of rib cage,  hand, forearm,  elbow shoulder, neck, and ear worse pain is in the leg.. ?

Needs workup: You really need to be seen by someone to have these symptoms evaluated. This is not something that can be evaluated through this service. ...Read more

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I woke up with pain in my left side of my calf and my entire leg was freezing cold. What can be the cause of it?

I woke up with pain in my left side of my calf and my entire leg was freezing cold. What can be the cause of it?

Most likely...: Is that it got uncovered and exposed to room temp air for awhile. Absent any numbness/ weakness/ tingling, it is less likely anything neurovascular, but if it "visits" another morning or two, then worth having your dr look you over. ...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?

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

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I have had unbearable pain down my left side from my abdoomin to my calf, sometimes I go numb, but it hirts to touch...Also diabetic. What is it?

I have had unbearable pain down my left side from my abdoomin to my calf, sometimes I go numb, but it hirts to touch...Also diabetic. What is it?

Neuropathy: This may represent diabetic neuropathy. There are good treatments for this. The treatments range from good control of your blood sugars, medication. Spinal cord stimulators have been used for severe cases. ...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 have arthritis in my knees and have pain at top of left calf on the side, could these be related?

Possibly...: Arthritis in any joint can lead to inflammation around the joint too. However, the area you are describing could also be a strained calf muscle. Try to ice and rest the area, but if it does not improve, or if it swells or turns red/hot, see your doctor. ...Read more

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