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Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Leg pain: The pain you describe is not typical for dvt, it sounds more like a musculoskeletal symptom. Having said that, one can't be sure what's going on from out here and it would be a safer course to see your dr. And get checked. ...Read more

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Overnight i've had sharp pain in my right calf lasting a minute or do but very painful it's like electric shocks.I have a lot of back problems?

Overnight i've had sharp pain in my right calf lasting a minute or do but very painful it's like electric shocks.I have a lot of back problems?

See below: This sounds like it is probably an irritated nerve in your back that starts firing spontaneously when you are in certain positions. This would be my leading guess although you need a good physical exam and review of your back problems. This is usually a treatable condition, often with medications that decrease nerve irritability. ...Read more

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About twice a day for about 5 seeconds at a time for the past week I have been getting this sharp pain right above my right calf. Any ideas?

I would ignore it!: Any sharp pain which only lasts 5-10 seconds can not be anything of concern. It is not anything serious. It is medically hard to explain such transient pains yet we all(normal folks) occasionally get such sharp pains and learn to ignore them. Only if it is getting progressively worse should you worry about it and seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Every time I run 4or6 miles I get a sharp pain right below my calf with swelling after can you please tell me what is going on?

Every time I run 4or6 miles I get a sharp pain right below my calf with swelling after can you please tell me what is going on?

Tendinitis: What you're describing sounds like achilles tendonitis. This tendon attaches your calf muscle to your heal. Tendons are slow to heal. If you injured it but didn't give it time to heal up before your next run, it would likely "act up." Take a couple of days off then walk rather than run for a week or so, along with an Advil (ibuprofen) before running and calf stretches afterwards may help. ...Read more

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Sharp pain traveling on outer right calf between knee and ankle for 7 years. 3 mri's 3 ct's, 2 vein ultrasounds, xrays, all negative, tried nuerontin?

Sharp pain traveling on outer right calf between knee and ankle for 7 years. 3 mri's 3 ct's, 2 vein ultrasounds, xrays,  all negative, tried nuerontin?

Neuropathic Pain: Have you had a nerve conduction study or EMG? Was there a rash there several years ago? I'm wondering if this could possibly be a post-herpetic neuralgia. If there is a history of shingles on that body part, this could be the underlying cause. Consider seeing a Neurologist and/or a Pain specialist and maybe a podiatrist. The origin of the pain could be your foot. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain behind right knee & calf when I walk started yesterday & Occasional first 3 toes go numb. What could be wrong? Home relief?

Sharp shooting pain behind right knee & calf when I walk started yesterday & Occasional first 3 toes go numb. What could be wrong? Home relief?

Calf pain: Pain behind the knee on walking, if not due to a strain, could be due to an inflammed muscle or tendon. Less likely would be a vein inflammation(phlebitis) or cyst. Numbness in the toes could be from a pinched nerve . See an orthopedic surgeon if symptoms persist or worsen. Cold or heat applications,liniment and, if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen rMay help. ...Read more

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I get sharp pain in the upper inside calf area. It throbs almost deep feeling. What could this be?

I get sharp pain in the upper inside calf area. It throbs almost deep feeling.  What could this be?

Be seen: There are a number of causes, most very simple. That being said, I would encourage you to be seen. A deep pain in the calf, particularly if it was not associated with injury could be a blood clot, which is potentially life threatening. Not common, but certainly would hate to overlook it. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in back of lower calf that comes and goes but doesn't last long but is intense. Could this be a bloodclot should I seek immediate attention?

Sharp pain in back of lower calf that comes and goes but doesn't last long but is intense. Could this be a bloodclot should I seek immediate attention?

Needs attention: Although not necessarily a blood clot, it needs to be proven that it is not. The medical field usually looks for the dangerous even if not highly likely. An ED would probably get an ultrasound. Your family doctor would also be able to order the same test. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in lt calf sudden pain no redness or swelling?

Sharp   pain in lt calf sudden pain no redness or  swelling?

Muscle cramps: This is commonly known as Charlie horse. It occur due to fatigue of the muscles. It can also occur in the unconditioned athlete. If that happens to you again you can stop what you're doing massage the muscle apply either hot or cold compress. You can also do some stretching of the muscle. If the problem continues visit your PCP for further evaluationyou may need to have your calcium an ...Read more