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When is a dull ache in your legs (mostly calves) while resting a sign that you need to discuss it with the doctor? When is it pad? I'm 32 yo female.

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Dr. Michael Kelber
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Not PAD

People with peripheral arterial disease (pad) have calf pain when walking that goes away when they rest.
You should see your doctor to find out the cause of your pain.

In brief: Not PAD

People with peripheral arterial disease (pad) have calf pain when walking that goes away when they rest.
You should see your doctor to find out the cause of your pain.
Dr. Michael Kelber
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Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Rest Pain

In patients with very severe pad there can sometimes be pain at rest most often in the last place to get blood the toes.

In brief: Rest Pain

In patients with very severe pad there can sometimes be pain at rest most often in the last place to get blood the toes.
Dr. Steven Busuttil
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Dr. Robert Cuff
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Unlikely it is PAD

Aching occuring while at rest is most likely not related to arterial disease (pad), especially in a young patient without any prior history.
It may be related to muscle pain from dehydration or an electrolyte abnormality . Typically pad presents with muscle cramping or fatigue while exercising as the muscle uses up its oxygen supply and cannot replenish it fast enough.

In brief: Unlikely it is PAD

Aching occuring while at rest is most likely not related to arterial disease (pad), especially in a young patient without any prior history.
It may be related to muscle pain from dehydration or an electrolyte abnormality . Typically pad presents with muscle cramping or fatigue while exercising as the muscle uses up its oxygen supply and cannot replenish it fast enough.
Dr. Robert Cuff
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Ache

achy sensation that occurs only with sitting is not secondary to vascular disease certainly discuss with your md and have an evaluation

In brief: Ache

achy sensation that occurs only with sitting is not secondary to vascular disease certainly discuss with your md and have an evaluation
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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