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My left leg below the knee hurts in my calf and is swelling…

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My left leg below...

My left leg below the knee hurts in my calf and is swelling below my knee and feels like a bad cramp since Wednesday

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Any redness or swelling in the leg?

Walking and swelling below the knee

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I had surgery for a heal spur a few years ago the same leg and sprained the same foot 1 year ago real bad

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 11 months ago
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 11 months ago

Go to the emergency room right now.

What you describe is a blood clot in the leg until proven otherwise.

They will do a special ultrasound to see.

If you just leave it and it is a clot, it can break off and go to the lung, and that can become life threatening.

Do not wait on this at all.

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