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I'm sorry to hear about this
Do you have any medical conditions or take any medications?
no. none. But I did have a baby 11 months ago and varicose veins run in the family. I've just never had this kind of pain before
Is there any swelling?
When did this start?
The localized ankle pain started last night and has gotten worse today. The blue spot on my foot just showed up this afternoon. However, for the last few months there are many nights when my legs are so achy and throbbing I have to put icy hot all over them to sleep.
Okay, there is a possibility this is a blood clot, I would advise you have this examined as soon as possible, to rule it out
If it is on one side, it could be a blood clot
Varicose veins should not cause pain like this
like, do i need to go to the emergency room? or can i make an appointment for tomorrow. the pain has subsided a little bit in the last half hour
If the pain has subsided then you don't need to go today
okay thank you. would it be okay to take some tylenol to get through the night?
Yes, it should be fine to take tylenol
thanks. if the pain comes back overnight or it begins to swell is that my cue to head to the ER?
Yes, if there is swelling you should go to the ER
If the pain is unrelenting then you need to go to an ER