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Are calf and groin pain symptoms of pulmonary embolism?

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Posted on Thu, 26 Nov 2015
Question: I had a pain in my lower leg earlier in the week and then later on in the week had a pain in my groin area. I also cant stop burping. Would these be signs of pulmonary embolism
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No this is not pulmonary embolism

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
pain in calf can be due to several causes like fatigue, neuropathy or muscle injury. It is not caused by pulmonary embolism. Also burping is most of the time due to gastritis. So I would suggest you following.
1. Avoid high fatty diet. Take Pan D one tablet daily.
2.For calf pain take Brufen tablet .
pulmonary embolism is due to prolong bed rest which causes DVT and when this thrombus goes in lung it causes pulmonary embolism.Patient has severe breathing problems.
So there is no chances that you have pulmonary embolism.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (18 minutes later)
What about the pain in the groin? I have had some extended bed rest as i am suffering from a csf leak
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (17 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Can be muscular

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
pain in groin can be muscular. Brufen or any other pain killer with gel take care of this. Also hot water fomentation. Don't be afraid as some amount of groin pain can be there in prolong bed rest. If it is increasing and not relieved by pain then you need to see orthopaedic doctor.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Are calf and groin pain symptoms of pulmonary embolism?

Brief Answer: No this is not pulmonary embolism Detailed Answer: Hello, pain in calf can be due to several causes like fatigue, neuropathy or muscle injury. It is not caused by pulmonary embolism. Also burping is most of the time due to gastritis. So I would suggest you following. 1. Avoid high fatty diet. Take Pan D one tablet daily. 2.For calf pain take Brufen tablet . pulmonary embolism is due to prolong bed rest which causes DVT and when this thrombus goes in lung it causes pulmonary embolism.Patient has severe breathing problems. So there is no chances that you have pulmonary embolism. thanks