Swollen calf, no pain and not related to exercise. Must I worry about a blood clot?

Yes. A swollen leg can occur for many reasons, but a blood clot is one. If you have a blood clot, it needs to be treated. Your leg could be swollen from venous insufficiency (leaky vein valves), problems with the lymph node system, as well as by other problems. The reason to worry about a blood clot, is that untreated, it has the risk of sending a clot to your lung, which can be fatal.
Possible. It sounds less-likely to be a clot (dvt), based on your activity level, though it can happen. May also just be a cyst or something else. Ultrasound should diagnose whatever's wrong, as well as a full history and exam. See your doctor, as it can be very difficult to diagnose based on symptoms alone.
Needs ultrasound. A swollen leg or part of the leg is a very common complaint. When this occurs, it is imperative to eliminate the most significant potential problem which could be a blood clot. Although there are many other reasons to explain your symptoms, a venous ultrasound is the first step. If negative, then other sources of the swelling can be pursued.
Yes. As dr. Harris said, a blood clot is a possibility. Although as dr. Malkin said, there are many possibilities, but since blood clots can be, and often are, painless, getting an evluation with an ultrasound is a very good idea.

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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?

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...
Blood clot. Please see your PMD ASAP for repeat doppler, to urgent care or ER if develop shortness of breath. Read more...

For about 3 weeks, my left calf has been swollen and hard. Not painful but tingling with activity. No injury + blood test suggests not a blood clot?

Worrisome. Your history is indeed worrisome for a blood clot. I think an ultrasound of your lower leg is need to rule out a clot. I don't see how a blood test could rule out the presence of a clot. If anyone knows I would like to hear an explanation. Please seek medical help. Read more...

Could I still have blood clot ultrasound negative still swollen calf and turning brownish red in color?

yes - could repeat . Yes - the ultrasound could have missed the clot. The ultrasound exam is very dependent on the technician performing the study. If your doctor still thinks that a clot is likely then have the ultrasound repeated. Read more...

I have a very swollen ankle and calf it's very tender to the touch and it gets like this if I stand or walk could it be a blood clot in my ankle?

Evaluate ASAP. There is, most certainly, a high degree of suspicion for a blood clot. There are other possibilities, but none with the devastating potential results of a clot. Your next move should be to an urgent care clinic to remove all doubt. It might not be wise to over think this. Have the leg evaluated ASAP. Read more...
Sore ankle. Not likely but if I knew your age and if you were on BCPs I could give better help. Discuss with your Dr. You can never give me too much information. Read more...

Hurt knee, calf is swollen and sore to touch. Had ultra sound but there's no blood clot. What could be wrong?

Water Dominant. Our primary vehicle (body) is majority water molecules, typically ~55-62% (greater to lower fat). Thus any new swelling most likely water accumulation, edema, in the area. Blood, water with added salts, proteins & cells, is only ~7% of total body, thus only possibly involved. Us commonly used to see clots in veins, not in tissues. Us cannot see clots in tissues, especially if diffuse, just echos. Read more...
Swollen knee/calf. You could have a ruptured baker's cyst (a common cyst that can occur in the back of the knee). Swelling moves downward pulled by gravity, so any swelling in and around your knee can cause this as fluid tracks downward. See if your doctor agrees. Read more...

Blood clot in my calf (not deep vein) told wear stocking but can't cos foot goes blue and swollen. Operated my foot, can't walk. What to do?

Warm compresses. For superficial vein thrombosis, try warm compresses, systemic anti-inflammatory such as naprosyn, (naproxen) and topical anti-inflammatory such as aspercreme. Read more...
Consider. Wearing one with less pressure. Support hose are made with various pressure gradients. Read more...
Consult your doctor. There are many factors here that need to be examined, you need to talk to your doctor. Read more...
What to do? I agree with all of the other answers. With a superficial clot, the value of compression is to decrease pain by decreasing inflammation. You can also reduce inflammation with anti-inflammatory medicines, warm soaks, ice packs and leg elevation. It is worth it to talk to your doctor about a lighter compression stocking too. I would not recommend, however, an ace bandage. They can make it worse. Read more...
Several options. Discuss further with your surgeon. Consider taking an aspirin daily until clot resolves. Calf muscle pump exercises including flexion & extension of the ankle (doe not require weight bearing) will help. Warm heat to the area with heating pad. Consider a stocking "butler" which could stretch out the stocking to help you get the stocking over the operated foot. Get repeat ultrasound to recheck later. Read more...