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Right calf hurts when i stand and touch it, what could cause this?

Right calf hurts when i stand and touch it, what could cause this?

Clot: An ultrasound of your veins could rule that out. How is your back? If back pain, an MRI of your lower back could help clarify the nerve pinched causing this. Your doctor could run blood test to make sure your electrolytes are ok. Don't let yourself get dehydrated. ...Read more

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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My right calf hurts, please what's wrong with my calf. What can I do to stop it from hurting any thing j can do from home or do I have to go to the er?

My right calf hurts, please what's wrong with my calf. What can I do to stop it from hurting any thing j can do from home or do I have to go to the er?

Can be Serious.....: Without knowing anything more about the nature and history of you calf pain, I would strongly suggest that you go to the emergency room at once. All concern must be directed to the possibility of a potential Deep Vein Thrombosis. This condition, left untreated could be disastrous. There are other possibilities, but with no other available information, it is better to be safe rather than sorry. ...Read more

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Right calf hurts when resting or walking. It's Not swollen, had a doppler done all over my legs 3 mo ago. But im worry that its a blood clot this time?

Right calf hurts when resting or walking. It's Not swollen, had a doppler done all over my legs 3 mo ago. But im worry that its a blood clot this time?

Risk factors?: Do you have risk factors for a blood clots such as a sedentary lifestyle, recent travel, family history of a blood clot, or cancer? If so, then I would be more concerned about you having another blood clot and it would be reasonable to get another doppler. If you have a low chance of having a blood clot, then your Physician could get a blood test to see if you are likely of having a blood clot. ...Read more

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Why does my right calf hurt only when i take a step? What should I do?

Why does my right calf hurt only when i take a step? What should I do?

See a physician: The calf pain could be from a simple muscle strain, but the worst case scenario is if you have some sort of blood clot. I don't want to alarm you, but a simple visit to the doctor would be able to tell you what is going on. ...Read more

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My right whole calf hurts and when I walk it hurts more.but it doesn't look swollen, and I didnt do anything to make it hurt?

My right whole calf hurts and when I walk it hurts more.but it doesn't look swollen, and I didnt do anything to make it hurt?

Leg pain: Please see your physician for exam and ultrasound ASAP to rule out deep venous thrombosis, especially if swelling starts. If it not exercise-related or injury-related, DVT goes to the top of my list as well as peripheral vascular disease. ...Read more

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I'm a 36 year old female. I had a lap vag assisted hysterectomy on 3/16. Two days ago my right calf started hurting. It's kind of hard to explain the ?

I'm a 36 year old female. I had a lap vag assisted hysterectomy on 3/16. Two days ago my right calf started hurting. It's kind of hard to explain the ?

Seek evaluation: This can be a sign of deep vein clots, which are more common after pelvic surgery. Call your doctors office now and tell them what is happening. If they don't answer, then I would go to the ER for evaluation. ...Read more

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Right leg swollen, painful. Calf hurts and spasms. 3 negative us and 2 neg ct. What else could this be? Test I should get? Scared its a blood clot

Right leg swollen, painful. Calf hurts and spasms. 3 negative us and 2 neg ct. What else could this be? Test I should get? Scared its a blood clot

Be seen: A detailed exam and review of your studies would be appropriate; there are multiple other potential causes that can be checked for including a bakers cyst in the knee. ...Read more

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My right calf has been hurting for 3 days. It hurts when I stand, walk, & when I touch it, but worse when I go up stairs. Could it be a strained calf?

My right calf has been hurting for 3 days. It hurts when I stand, walk, & when I touch it, but worse when I go up stairs. Could it be a strained calf?

Could be: Could be simple muscle strain, infection, BLOOD CLOT (serious), nerve injury, flat feet, muscle, leg, or even due to musculoskeletal dysfunction. Heat or ice might help. NSAIDS like ibuprofen or aspirin can inhibit healing. If not improving it's a good idea to get a dr's visit, specifically a good osteopathic history & physical exam. Tests (ex. doppler ultrasound) or manipulation may be necessary. ...Read more

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Right leg thigh-calf hurt 6 days now left calf too.not red if swollen not a lot ultrasound neg bloodclots feel better raised haven't exercised?

Right leg thigh-calf hurt 6 days now left calf too.not red if swollen not a lot ultrasound neg bloodclots feel better raised haven't exercised?

If negative for dvt: Possible bakers cyst can cause this pain. Also vascular issues can cause pain like this but you're fairly young for this issue. ...Read more

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I feel this wired buzzing in my left kidney should I be worried? It's like vibrations in my lower back nausea headache Nd right leg hurts in calf.

I feel this wired buzzing in my left kidney should I be worried? It's like vibrations in my lower back nausea headache Nd right leg hurts in calf.

Probably muscular: Kidneys do not really hurt. Unless they are badly infected, or a there is a tumor or a stone. Your pain goes down to the leg and this probably more muscular/nerve like than anything else. Sciatica starts like this. Ck a urinalysis. ...Read more

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I jogged and my calf hurts really badly I feel like it overstretched?

I jogged and my calf hurts really badly I feel like it overstretched?

Thrombosis: Get venous ultrasound soon, it may be a vein clot. If neg, then rest, elevation, heating pad and tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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My calf hurts to touch around the Achilles tendon? What causes this?

My calf hurts to touch around the Achilles tendon? What causes this?

Depends: there are several things it could be. It depends on what your symptoms are. It could be a spur on the back of the heel or it could be an inflammation of the Achilles tendon. It also could be partially or fully torn Achilles' tendon. You could try to use ice and immobilization with an ace wrap and decrease your activities and take an NSAID. Otherwise see a doctor to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Calf hurts when i bend my foot up. What could be wrong?

Calf hurts when i bend my foot up. What could be wrong?

Back of the leg: Dorsiflexion (bending up) of the foot elongates the calf muscle (aka the achilles tendon). A tight achilles tendon may be one reason this motion can hurt. Another can be a more serious condition, a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) which is a blood clot. If there is heat, swelling as well as pain with squeezing of the calf muscle, go to the E.R. ...Read more

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Feeling lousy overall. Have pain in back of leg in upper part of calf. Hurts more when tighten muscle. What could cause that?

Feeling lousy overall. Have pain in back of leg in upper part of calf. Hurts more when tighten muscle. What could cause that?

?injury: This could be a simple muscle strain or contusion but have it checked by your md if it persists, worsens or there is associated swelling to check for phlebitis or a cyst. ...Read more

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My calf hurts when i run or do any kind of hard physical activity, but when i walk it is fine.. It had a knot a few days ago. What is the problem?

My calf hurts when i run or do any kind of hard physical activity, but when i walk it is fine.. It had a knot a few days ago. What is the problem?

Calf pain: Muscular pain int he calf from strain will take a couple weeks to resolve unless you give it complete rest.
Swelling or throbbing should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Traveled on plane for two hours had left ankle swelling for a couple of days now my calf hurts. what could it be?

Traveled on plane for two hours had left ankle swelling for a couple of days now my calf hurts. what could it be?

Several things: Most worrisome is a clot in the deep veins of the leg. Need ultrasound of the deep veins in the leg to assess this. Esp if swelling still there and calf pain still there. Unlikely to be calf muscle cramp and edema in leg, which can happen on long trip but should be gone by now. Best to have this evaluated. Hope this helps. Dr R ...Read more

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I have headache and neck pain. My left calf hurts too, and pain in side and back that comes and goes.What wrong with me?

I have headache and neck pain. My left calf hurts too, and pain in side and back that comes and goes.What wrong with me?

Neck pain: From an orthopedic standpoint, the neck pain/headache and the back/leg pain are most likely separate conditions. The diffuse nature of your complaints suggests a systemic condition, such as possibly a viral syndrome. If the symptoms persist i would certainly recommend evaluation with a physician. ...Read more

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With regards to calf pain, if there is a clot (dvt), is the pain constant, or does it come and go? How much does it hurt?

Varies: Some are asymptomatic, others swelling- most!
some dramatic swelling and pain.

Easy testing with ultrasound to, determine. ...Read more

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Lower leg under calf hurts when sitting or layng down not when walking no redness or swelling been going on for 4 days now?

Leg pain: Pain in the leg can have many different causes including disorders affecting the nerve, soft tissue, bones and blood vessels.

Pulses need to be checked and evaluated by a physician to start, and if the blood vessels look fine, then can think about musculoskeletal cause and treatment options. ...Read more

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Can i get rid of calf pain with exercise i've hurt that part when falling in soccer field and when i exercise or play i don't feel nothing but after ye?

Can i get rid of calf pain with exercise i've hurt that part when falling in soccer field and when i exercise or play i don't feel nothing but after ye?

Yes.: Probably have sprained the muscle with post-traumatic inflammation. The fact that when you play, you have no pain, but only after, is a good sign. I beleieve you should rest for several days, and then practice at a lower intensity, until you have no post-play pain! ...Read more

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My left calf hurts just started three days ago... Been on my feet a lot last 2 days ..could this be a DVT? Worried

My left calf hurts just started three days ago... Been on my feet a lot last 2 days ..could this be a DVT? Worried

Yes it could be: Need to get an ultrasound ASAP....or d-dimer..
Emergency room......better safe than sorry.
If your on birth control or smoke...odds are increased... ...Read more

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Had a disectomy that was successful but was left with nerve damage. When my calf hurts my ankle swells. No one knows why. Does anyone know the link?

Nerve : Nerves communicate pain but they also control how open or closed blood vessels are. So it's likely that the nerve damage causes blood flow regulation problems in addition to the pain and this causes the swelling. ...Read more

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Pain in right leg 5 days started in thigh now calf and left calf hurts too now. Not red, if swollen just a little ultrasound was negative what is it?

Pain in right leg 5 days started in thigh now calf and left calf hurts too now. Not red, if swollen just a little ultrasound was negative what is it?

Need more Info: I saw that you are on methadone. Is this for pain or for addiction? Secondly, have you been pregnant recently? Recent or remote back injury history? If you have weakness in that leg associate with pain? Have you had recent physical therapy. When you say ultrasound was negative, I'm assuming that they were checking for DVT? ...Read more