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I have a pain on my right leg next to my shin bone and in the

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I have a pain on my right leg next to my shin bone and in the muscle behind. I have had this for the past two weeks. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Hi. Was any trauma involved?

Any swelling of the leg?

Any change in skin color?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I had a really bad attack of cramp 2 weeks ago. I had in indentation on the front of the leg where I could see the muscle contracting. The pain at the time was very very sore.

There is no swelling.

No.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

OK Andrew

Is the calf muscle tender to the touch?

Is it still hard as in cramping?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Yes. Sometimes it is a throbbing pain.

Yes

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

OK.

There are a few possibilities here Andrew.

First this could be from an electrolyte imbalance as with low magnesium or low calcium

The other concern would be a deep venous thrombosis--a clot in a vein in that leg/

The most prudent thing for you at this time would be to see a doctor for an exam, blood work, and Doppler venous flow studies of the leg.

Let me know if you need any more information please

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