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I am getting pain in my calf muscle. I don't think it is a

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I am getting pain in my calf muscle. I don't think it is a DVT as I can walk over 200 meters and it tends to ease with walking.
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: I have had the pain two days. Walking eases pain. Sitting down in a sedentary job makes it worse.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I don't have a history of this.

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Any tenderness or tightness to the muscle?

Any redness or bruising?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
No
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
It has eased off now. I took a magnesium citrate capsule.

Then it definitely doesn't sound like a DVT--could be a sign of either a magnesium or vitamin D deficiency so I suggest you have your doctor do some blood work to check for those

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
My friend had the same thing. she felt like an alien was exploding out of her calf.

It's simply not a DVT

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Customer: replied 11 days ago.
If I able to walk then I don't have anything serious is that what you are saying.

Nothing more serious than some muscle pain

Nothing dangerous

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Thank God for that I was getting worried.

Don't forget the rating please

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