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Pain in the calf muscle post knee surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Woke up with a fairly sharp pain on the left side of my right calf. When I bend the leg I feel a small stab in the area. Had knee surgery 2 weeks ago on the other knee for a torn meniscus. The right knee (Leg where the current pain is) probably has a tear as well. Should I be concerned?
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User :   Hi, what do you think? Did a lot of walking on Saturday
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   The calf muscle pain
User :   mostly rested yesterday
Doctor :   can be attributed to the strain
Doctor :   and also dehydration due to excessive walking
Doctor :   which disturb the electrolyte levels as well
User :   the pain is localized in 1 spot, feel it when I bend or straighten
User :   Any suggestions of what to do or lookout for
Doctor :   Rest is quite essential for now
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