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Dr. Bennett Werner
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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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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Tony Willson
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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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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Donald Alves
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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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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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Lower back pain. Worse on left side. Pain in calfs and knee. Sleepy during day. Had phlebitis last year in left leg. Have to rush for a wee too

Lower back pain.  Worse on left side.  Pain in calfs and knee.  Sleepy during day. Had phlebitis last year in left leg. Have to rush for a wee too

See your doctor: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Pain in outer side of left calf when walking sometimes and now at the same time tingly left foot?

Pain in outer side of left calf when walking sometimes and now at the same time tingly left foot?

See a doctor: These symptoms suggest a blood flow problem or neuropathy. A visit to your doctor will help sort this out. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Bosin
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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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Dr. Mark Eisenberg
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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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Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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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Dr. Shahruq Sarela
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I have been having a small sharp pain on the inner side of my left calf. I also get some aching behind my leg at times too. this has been about a week?

I have been having a small sharp pain on the inner side of my left calf. I also get some aching behind my leg at times too. this has been about a week?

Calf pain: if you have abnormal swelling, Left side bigger than the right, and pain it is possible you may have a DVT (deep venous thrombosis). I would go to your PCP and obtain a venous ultrasound to evaluate for a venous blood clot. If this is the case you will need to be on blood thinners for about 3 months. get checked now. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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