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Good evening, I am Dr Elliot and I hope I can help
How long has your calf been painful? Have you injured your calf recently?
And it appears the same size as the right calf? Is the pain local in a particular area or does the entire calf feel painful?
Okay thanks. The problem with any calf pain and tenderness, especially with no underlying cause is that excluding a DVT is difficult
I would suggest you should go and get an urgent assessment. If you have an urgent treatment centre nearby they may have point of care tests which can check something called a D-dimer level. If this is negative, then you do not have a DVT. But I think it would be wise to get that reassurance
You do not have leg swelling, but if there was no injury and no other obvious cause, I would be unable to give you reassurance
Would you be able to attend to have a review - I can look for your local services if you like?
Okay, my advice would be to attend as soon as possible, but I appreciate you have already had this for 2 days
Would you like me to look up your local services or are you aware of where you can go?
That would be perfect
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