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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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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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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 always ve pain on the left back pain to the leg. Very painful especially when i try to sleep on the side?

Pinched nerve: I agree that it sounds like sciatica or a pinched nerve in the spine. But, there are other causes of back and leg pain that need to be considered. You need to see a physician that evaluates back pain. Either a pain specialist, physical medicine doctor, sports medicine physician or spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Doc, i feel discomfort at my left side of my butt, its not painful.Its lyk somethng tickles and conected 'til my left leg.And sometimes feels weakness?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she will look at the area to see what's wrong. ...Read more

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I get a painful lump in my left calf while getting up in the morning. It disappears almost immediately but some pain remains there. What is it?

Assuming: This isn't a muscle spasm that improves with stretching out, transient muscle herniation through the fascia that surrounds the muscle can occur. The muscle can then reduce through the fascial defect. Ultrasound can be useful in diagnosing these. ...Read more

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Recently a spot about the size of a quarter has started tingling off & on in my left calf muscle. Not painful. Tweaked nerve?

Either that: Or a varicose vein. Doesn't sound serious in either case. But show it to your doctor just to make sure. ...Read more

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How long does beta derm take to clear up exzema flare up? Redness, scaling, painful and itchy down left thigh, over my knee and down my calf...Day 4

How long does beta derm take to clear up exzema flare up? Redness, scaling, painful and itchy down left thigh, over my knee and down my calf...Day 4

Eczema: The key to treat your eczema is to treat the dryness. You need to apply a thick moisturizer, such as vaseline and try covering the affected skin by wrapping it with gauze overnight. ...Read more

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