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My right calf is very very swollen and painful to sit.

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My right calf is very very swollen and painful to sit. putting weight on it is extremely painful and sometimes I cant. This is the first time Ive had this,
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 1 month ago.

Thanks for your question.

Is it red, warm and tender to touch?

Since how long have you been having this?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
4 days now. .not red or hot just very swollen. I was able to rub some muscle knots out of it and was able to get a little sleep
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 1 month ago.

Thanks for your reply.

There can be few possible causes.These would include deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins, cellulitis which is infection of the superficial tissues of the leg and a ruptured baker"s cyst.

If the leg is not warm or red , infection is less likely.Other causes would need to be ruled out by doctor's examination and color doppler examination of leg if needed.

Please reply for any clarification.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I made an appointment to see my doctor in the morning
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 1 month ago.

Thanks for replying.

Let me know how the visit goes.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 1 month ago.

I will await your reply.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
My doctor said it was muscle spasms. gave me slow-mag vitamin twice a day and Pennsaid as a topical cream for pain
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 1 month ago.

Great to know that it is a simple thing and nothing serious.

Good luck.

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