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For how long is she having these symptoms?
Has she been hit on the shin in the recent past?
Is there any overlying skin discoloration?
Is it tender to touch?
Please let me know.
she has it a few days now
no injury pale in colour tender
Does she exercise regularly?
When this happened what was she doing?
Was the pain all of a sudden, out of the blue?
walking doing housework.
One thing that needs to be ruled out is a stress fracture.
Those are very common at her age
and can present similarly.
I would like that she should be seen and examined.
I would also do an x-ray.
Meanwhile I would recommend that she should take anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen 400 mg three times daily for the pain.
Also would suggest not to walk around too much.
offloading is important
Are you with me?
Mention the possibility of a stress fracture to whoever examines her.
she is having spinal surgery to morrow an afraid it might be a clot
Clot seems very unlikely.
If it were a clot it would have caused swelling of the entire calf and not a specific area of the shin.
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