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And what you do for living?
I am 31
I workin an office environment mostly sitting
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There are many causes of calf pain. Some of them are deep venous thrombosis, muscle tear, cramps, trauma, infection, hematoma, cellulitis, thrombophlebitis, vericose veins, intermittent claudication etc.
There are many more which all can not be mentioned here
i know i have been doing lots of research online
what is concerning me is the movement of the pain
DVT is the first thing i researched but the symtops don't seem to fit
i don't recall any trama to the area that I can remember, anti infamlitories didn't do anything
It can be due to DVT or claudication as well. The thrombus can move in the veins to cause such symptoms.Also claudication in different areas can cause pain in different region.
DVT can present in many different ways. Like you must have read that there is pain when you press the muscle, it is not always present in DVT.
also not sign of brusing, there is no varicous vains in the areas
The best course would be to get the leg examined by a doctor or a surgeon to be more specific.
a little pricey but i may just have to do it
DVT is a potentially threatening disease and needs few investigations to be done like a doppler ultrasound of leg which can diagnose any blockade by a thrombus if present
would DVT get worse when the legs are elivated?
it is when my leg is elivated when the pain seems to come very frequently
Rather leg is advised to be raised if swelling is present
It can be due to shift of thrombus due to change in position
An examination would make things clear
i tend to agree, my online reasearch is not getting anything definate which i hopped it would
would using a blood thinner like asprin be advisble or dangerous?
There are many variations for a single disease.
Aspirin may not be helpful if it is DVT. It would require therapy with heparin and then warfarin
would i be correct in guessing that no change in pain from anti inflamitories rule out mussle injury?
straing or contraction
sorry, spelling is shocking
i took voltarin tablets and used the gel on the area, no change
No it does not rule out such thing as there may be a hematoma constantly pressing upon or a muscle tear causing pain constantly
if it is was a surface vain block it should have cleared by now from what i have read rathan than move, would that be fair to assume?
i think like you said I will need to look at making a booking to get this looked at asap i think
Yes but it may not cause so much pain in calf and also may not travel.
Yes you are right An examination of leg is required asap
a lot of the suggestions you have mentioned have been what i have read up on, nothing mentioned movement of the pain but like you said it can be different for the same thing
i'll look at making a booking in the morning for early next week
YEs youv got it right. These things come across while working in clinics.
doesn't look like i get an online anser for this one
I dont think that you will get an answer by search engines. Also it is in no way an alternate to medical attention.
ok Dr.Sam looks like i'm no closer to answer tonight, i appricate you time in this
Best of luck...Take care.
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when i had the boils it was easier to reasearch
ok, thanks for that