What's the proper way to rule out a DVT in the calf? . I had an ultrasound groin to knee that was negative. No bloodwork. Doc ruled out DVT.

Follow up/mgt. An ultrasound is quite accurate as a screening tool. If you develop any symptoms or continue to have pain, further evaluation is indicated. Any respiratory problems should be reported to your doctor immediately. Try to avoid NSAIDs if you can.
See below. It all depends if someone is high risk or low risk for a DVT. In your case someone that is young, it is unlikely that you had a DVT unless you had a predisposing event for such like malignancy, blood disorder, history of DVT, broken bones etc. - When the likelihood is low, a D-Dimer is very sensitive and will likely rule out possibility. If suspicion is high -> Ultrasound will help.

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Can sciatica or pinched nerve cause burning pain in the popliteal area and pain down calf? X-ray normal, ultrasound knee-groin for DVT normal

S1 nerve root. pain will typically give discomfort in the buttocks down the back of the leg to the outside bottom of the foot. L5 root pain is similar with the pain radiating to the top / lateral part of the foot. L4 typically does not go below the knee. The sciatic nerve branches into the Tibial nerve and Peroneal nerve behind the knee (the branching varies from person to person). To localize see neurologist. Read more...
Yes, but. sciatica can have various symptoms. Local tenderness is not one of them squeez your calf. if it's tender stay on the path of considering a blood clot or at least phlebitis. If it's not tender than sciatica is a good consideration. Read more...