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I have been experiencing enormous pain in the OUTER ASPECT

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I have been experiencing enormous pain in the OUTER ASPECT of my right calf.Both my father and his brother passed away from blood clots in their calves that broke off,traveled to their lungs and caused PE...ultimately causing their deaths.I do attend physical therapy,but had my last appointment 11 days ago(we were on vacation).I've applied heat and gentle massage,but the pain hs only increased...not sure what to do.Apprieciate any suggestions or advise...thank you again.LD
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi--how long have you had the right calf problem and is there any swelling or bruising there?
Is the muscle itself tender if you squeeze it?