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For a few months now on and off I've had unexplained calf pain. I've had 2 ultrasounds to r/o DVT along with a blood test in the ED. My doctor has chalked this up to musculoskeletal pain. I've flown for 2.5 hours on Tuesday and have been experiencing pain in my calf since. No redness/no swelling/just an aching pain in my calf and sometimes is above the back of my knee. I have a light bruise on my calf- not sure where i got it from but it wouldn't be surprising that I bumped it without remembering. It is just a dull ache.

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From the description of symptoms, it does not look like dvt or anything of serious nature. An unidentified trauma can be the reason as there is a bruise as well. I would advise you to take advil for few days and if it continues then get an x_ ray to rule out any bone pathology. Massage the area with warm olive oil for relief of any spasm.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thank you. So as of right now, I shouldn't worry? I've had this in the past and was tested for DVT (August 2017) same symptoms but including redness. This time around, it is not red just aching in the left leg.

Thanks for the reply.

Yes, no worries for now, Dvt is not likely and follow the measures mentioned above. Hopefully, it will get better soon.

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