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How long should pain last if it is muscle pain? Blood test ruled out DVT & told likely muscle pain behind leg with varicose veins? Leg not red or warm

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Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not muscle

If you have a varicose vein there, that may be the cause of the pain and this is more persistent than simple muscle pain.
This can be treated with endovenous ablation or sclerotherapy. Talk to a vein specialist or phlebologist.

In brief: Probably not muscle

If you have a varicose vein there, that may be the cause of the pain and this is more persistent than simple muscle pain.
This can be treated with endovenous ablation or sclerotherapy. Talk to a vein specialist or phlebologist.
Dr. Albert Malvehy
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Dr. Brent Rubin
If not from a venous problem, check to see whether the patient is taking statins for cholesterol problems
Dr. Albert Malvehy
Great point.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: highly variable

Muscle pain can last moments or months.
The hallmark of DVT is asymmetric swelling. Get a tape measure and carefully determine the diameter of your calf at the same level on both sides - if they're not about the same, you need an ultrasound.

In brief: highly variable

Muscle pain can last moments or months.
The hallmark of DVT is asymmetric swelling. Get a tape measure and carefully determine the diameter of your calf at the same level on both sides - if they're not about the same, you need an ultrasound.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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