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Why is there pain in my leg after quitting smoking ?

I quit smoking 66 days ago and over the last week and a half when I am walking within 5 minutes both legs (thigs and calves) begin to hurt and the outside (by the ankle bone and up the side of my right leg) hurts to the point I cannot keep going. I am maybe 20 pounds overweight . I did not start excessive exercising or anything after quitting, just walking more or trying to. My breathing coming up hills has greatly improved but now the leg pain has come. I am 49 years old, female.
Asked On : Fri, 8 Jul 2011
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Thanks for query,
As you are a smoker it seems that you have got intermittent claudication pain.
It is good that you quit smoking,I think gradually this pain will go.
You go for blood sugar.
Consult vascular surgeon and seek his advice.
ok and bye.
Answered: Fri, 8 Jul 2011
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