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Deep vein thrombosis in the calf muscle - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   When I'm laying prone or sometimes when I'm sitting down I feel my pulse in my calf muscle where it bulges out a bit, about halfway between the bend in my knee and my foot. I have had a high caffeine intake to day (6 cups of coffee in about 5 hours preparing for exams). I am worried about deep vein thrombosis.
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello.
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed.
User :   OK
Doctor :   the symptom that you are feeling could be due to high caffiene intake
Doctor :   as it produces wakefullness and increases heart rate
Doctor :   reduce down on the caffiene intake
Doctor :   your symptoms will come down.
Doctor :   if there is pain associated in calf muscles, then it would suggest a possible deep vein thrombosis and should be
Doctor :   confirmed/ruled out with a lower limb doppler ultrasound
User :   There is no pain, swelling, redness, or warmness in my calf muscle, just the sensation of pulse.
User :   Thank you very much.
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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