What causes pain from calf to ankle? - Online Doctor Chats
My right leg has a strange feeling below the calf and into the ankle. It is a pain that feels tight like some type of compression. When I went to bed, it was fine. Two hours later it woke me up. Had it for three days. The leg had a hip replacement two years ago. If I walk on the leg for a number of hours, it feels fine again, but at night the same thing happens. Never had a pain like this. Not shooting, or tingle but more pressure
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Ok, yhea, I was looking at that, I'm glad you came on
I seriously think you need to get an ultrasound of the legs. I'm a bit worried you might a have a small clot in one of the veins of the leg
I was thinking the same thing. Why, however, does the pain go away during the day when walking on it and then back at night?
Because veins tend to collapse when you are upright, while when you are lying down, blood tends to pool in them and stretch them
Makes sense. I had to ultrasounds after he hip replacement. No problem. How o why two years later?
That stretching allows the blood to breakdown and cause swelling and inflammation in the surrounding tissue
2 years is a long time. But unfortunately DVT's (Deep Vein Thrombosis) can happen at any time.. It's just a factor of how dilated the veins have become
Anything I can do until I get to my doctor tomorrow to get one scheduled?
Not much, just get the scan and make sure i'm wrong
I hope you are. If this is not the cause, what else could it be? This started with a pain in by butt on the right side a couple of days ago and then progressed to this. Any connection?
Muscle soreness from a sprained tendon? Also, if any of the screws of the hip replacement have migrated, that might explain it...
I also have a new 10 week puppy with some bits. Any problem with that and possible infection in the hip?
I apologize if you told me this already, but have you had a fever?
ok, that downgrades the possibility of infection
OK, then the best thing is to get the ultrasound as soon as possible?
I think so
Thank you. I will call my GP as soon as possible tomorrow to see if I can get it done. I assume there are ways to control the clot, if there is one, and get it dissolved?
They normally dissolve on their own, all you have to do is take a blood thinning agent to prevent it from getting bigger
OK Thank you and have a good evening or morning depending where you are. XXXXXXX
Evening, Bangalore, India. :-)
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