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3 weeks ago I was running to answer the phone in my house when all of a sudden it felt like someone hit me with a baseball bat mid calf on my left leg. I could barely walk for almost 5 days but just assumed I strained my hamstring. I played sports when I was younger and had lots of hamstring injuries but now I am thinking that I tore it because the pain, although manageable is still pretty strong. Now over the last 3 days I have severe swelling in my left ankle up to my mid calf area. No pins and needles. No significant change in color or temp. No pitting edema. Just really swollen after short periods of sitting or standing. When I elevate my foot and leg the swelling subsides but never back to normal. I also have a great deal of pain with plantar flexion and moderate discomfort with dorsiflexion.

Doctor's Assistant: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?

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3 weeks ago I was running to answer the phone in my house when all of a sudden it felt like someone hit me with a baseball bat mid calf on my left leg. I could barely walk for almost 5 days but just assumed I strained my hamstring. I played sports when I was younger and had lots of hamstring injuries but now I am thinking that I tore it because the pain, although manageable is still pretty strong. Now over the last 3 days I have severe swelling in my left ankle up to my mid calf area. No pins and needles. No significant change in color or temp. No pitting edema. Just really swollen after short periods of sitting or standing. When I elevate my foot and leg the swelling subsides but never back to normal. I also have a great deal of pain with plantar flexion and moderate discomfort with dorsiflexion.

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

I had hodgkins 25 years ago and have suffered numerous sports injuries in my life.

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Neurologist: DrRussMd, Board Certified MD replied 10 months ago
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Neurologist: DrRussMd, Board Certified MD replied 10 months ago

Ham string injury would not cause calf pain.

The swelling is disturbing.

A torn calf muscle is possible.

Blood clot can be forming.

You have waited way to long for evaluation at this point.

Go to urgent care, and then do the follow up they tell you.

OR the ER.

OK, let me know if you have more questions.

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