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Twitching and and pain in calf and back of knee on left leg. Bulging veins in foot as well. Could this be a dvt?

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Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Not impossible

Stacy, the twitching sounds more like a muscle spasm, but DVT is not impossible, especially if you have risk factors (recent travel, birth control, smoking, recent hospitalizations).
It might be a good idea to visit your doctor and get an ultrasound. If you develop chest pain or difficulty breathing, this could be sign of a pulmonary embolism (lung clot), and you should go to the ER.

In brief: Not impossible

Stacy, the twitching sounds more like a muscle spasm, but DVT is not impossible, especially if you have risk factors (recent travel, birth control, smoking, recent hospitalizations).
It might be a good idea to visit your doctor and get an ultrasound. If you develop chest pain or difficulty breathing, this could be sign of a pulmonary embolism (lung clot), and you should go to the ER.
Dr. Marvin Ott
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology

In brief: Leg pain and DVT.

The symptoms that you describe do not appear to be typical of DVT.
You should have a venous duplex ultrasound of your left lower extremity. This is the gold standard examination to make the diagnosis of DVT from the groin to the lower calf.

In brief: Leg pain and DVT.

The symptoms that you describe do not appear to be typical of DVT.
You should have a venous duplex ultrasound of your left lower extremity. This is the gold standard examination to make the diagnosis of DVT from the groin to the lower calf.
Dr. John Landi
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