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Pain on right calf post Cholecystectomy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hello
User :   hello...
Doctor :   how can i help you ?
User :   i had gallbladder surgery 12 days ago i have a question
Doctor :   sure please tell me
User :   my right calf of my leg is hurting
User :   i measured it and it is the same distance around
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   40 female
Doctor :   since when you have been experiencing this pain
User :   about the last 6 days
Doctor :   is the pain constant ?
Doctor :   what makes it worse ?
User :   sometimes
User :   nothing really makes it worse
User :   no redness but feels swollen
Doctor :   does the skin around it feels tight ?
User :   yes
User :   i have constantly used this leg to get in and out of the bed since surgery
Doctor :   any warmth sensation ?
User :   a little
Doctor :   does movement makes it worse
User :   no
Doctor :   ok now there was few reasons that can be causing it
Doctor :   can you describe the pain ?
Doctor :   is it shooting ?
User :   sharp pain
User :   yes
Doctor :   radiating anywhere ?
User :   from the back of my buttock down to my foot
Doctor :   ok now any pain in the extremities after a surgery should be physically examined by the physician, it can be just a muscle fatigue which is a minor thing to a embolism which can be dangerous
User :   they checked me on monday for a clot in the lung but no clot
Doctor :   yes thats what we are concerned
Doctor :   well if you were checked and all was ok
User :   ok...i will go to urgent care today and have it checked...thank you
Doctor :   and you do say that this is the leg you use the most to get in and out of bed then its just fatigue
User :   yes...i use it constantly since surgery
Doctor :   but a check up is always a good in my opinion
User :   thank you
Doctor :   as a protocol
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care of your self
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