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I have developed a problem when i walk. I find that my calf

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I have developed a problem when i walk. I find that my calf and the lower part of my leg become painful when i walk briskly for a period of 10 minutes or more. The pain subsides once i stop. I have not been active for more than a year but used to take reasonably brisk, strenuous walks of up to an hour.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.

Dr. D.J. :

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Dr. D.J. :

Hi there,


This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr. D.J. :

These symptoms suggest the likelihood of the peripheral vascular disease.

Dr. D.J. :

That means you have reduced blood circulation to the affected leg which precipitates the pain on walking.

Dr. D.J. :

The medical term is called intermittent claudication.

Dr. D.J. :

Blockage to the blood vessel supplying the leg causes this symptom.

Dr. D.J. :

To diagnose this problem, you will need a peripheral vascular scan with doppler ultrasound, ABI index measurement.

Dr. D.J. :

If there is any blockage, than can be treated by angioplasty by a vascular surgeon.

Dr. D.J. :

So it is better to consult with a vascular surgeon.

Dr. D.J. :

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Dr. D.J. : The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.
Dr. D.J. : Hi there,
This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
Dr. D.J. : These symptoms suggest the likelihood of the peripheral vascular disease.
Dr. D.J. : That means you have reduced blood circulation to the affected leg which precipitates the pain on walking.
Dr. D.J. : The medical term is called intermittent claudication.
Dr. D.J. : Blockage to the blood vessel supplying the leg causes this symptom.
Dr. D.J. : To diagnose this problem, you will need a peripheral vascular scan with doppler ultrasound, ABI index measurement.
Dr. D.J. : If there is any blockage, than can be treated by angioplasty by a vascular surgeon.
Dr. D.J. : So it is better to consult with a vascular surgeon.
Dr. D.J. : Best wishes

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