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I have tingling in the ankles and backs of calves and thighs,

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I have tingling in the ankles and backs of calves and thighs, not so much pain more like discomfort. This has happened in the last 4 to 5 weeks. It also feels like a burning sensation and is worse when I exercise or do cardio vascular activites in the gym. there is no external symptoms visible on my legs. I wear compression stockings(knee high) and am 80 years old.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Dr. Phil, MD :

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Dr. Phil, MD :

hi there.

Dr. Phil, MD :

I'm Dr. Phil. Can I ask your first name?

Customer:

philip

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi Philip. Nice to meet you

Dr. Phil, MD :

Philip, do you smoke or have a bad back?

Customer:

no

Dr. Phil, MD :

do you take any medicine?

Customer:

yes

Dr. Phil, MD :

what?

Customer:

rabeprazole 20mg

Dr. Phil, MD :

that's it?

Customer:

amlofipine 5mg

Customer:

atorvastatin 40mg

Customer:

atenolol 50mg

Customer:

clopidogrel 75mg

Dr. Phil, MD :

do you have heart disease?

Customer:

tamsulosin 400cmg

Customer:

ramipril 10mg

Dr. Phil, MD :

okay. Do you have heart disease?

Dr. Phil, MD :

Did you used to smoke?

Customer:

yes

Dr. Phil, MD :

both?

Customer:

yes

Dr. Phil, MD :

OK

Dr. Phil, MD :

I am worried about blood vessel blockages in the legs

Dr. Phil, MD :

You have blood vessel problems in the heart so you are likely to have leg issues too

Dr. Phil, MD :

you need an ultrasound of the leg arteries

Customer:

Is that it?

Dr. Phil, MD :

What do you mean?

Dr. Phil, MD :

Yes, you probably have blockages in your legs Philip.

Dr. Phil, MD :

The ultrasound will show these

Dr. Phil, MD :

Then you may need to see a vascular surgeon to correct this

Customer:

Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX make an appointment with my Doctor on Monday morning. Would you consider it urgent?

Dr. Phil, MD :

urgent but not emergent

Dr. Phil, MD :

You're welcome Philip :)

Dr. Phil, MD :

Any more questions?

Customer:

Thank you for your help.

Dr. Phil, MD :

you're welcome :)

Dr. Phil, MD :

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