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    What causes pain in calf and thigh?

Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 in Veins and Arteries
Question: Hi,
I'm XXXXX. I'm a writer and so I sit for long hours with little movement. I also am being treated for a-fib in the past (I 'm good with that now) with Eliquis and Amidarone. Yesterday I got great pain in my right calf and into the thigh after being sedentary for a few hours. I took advil and got into my recliner and it seemed to ease so I was able to sleep for most of the night. Later I got up for the bathroom and it hurt to walk. I took some advil and got into my recliner after I did some self-massage,and walked around for a while. I fell asleep again but the pain was still there. A couple of hours later I got up, did some more walking and took a hot bath with massage and went off to church. Now it's eased up a lot. I plan to call my doc tomorrow. I wondered if it could be DVT and if I should have it checked earlier. ????
Answered by Dr. Mukund Savaskar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Pain in calf-Evaluation for DVT / Under assessment

Detailed Answer:
Brief Ans-Pain in calf-Evaluation for DVT / Under assessment

Hi Dear !! Thanks for your query to HCM.

Read and reviewed your query and feel concerned about your health issues.
I understood your health concerns as follows-
I am really concerned for your health concerns of pain in right calf and thigh over last day or so.
Though more information from your side would be helpful in giving exact reply about the correlation of your right calf and thigh pains,I would try to give My primary Impression on your reports first.

My Impression--Meaning of your health concerns-
Based on the information submitted in your query,
-My prima facie impression is as follows-
Long inaction for few hours, mostly has caused leg Cramps- which is the cause of the great pain in right calf and thigh.
If it recurs you need to Consult with your attending physician and investigate potassium blood levels in your case.
More details reply would be given after getting more details from you.
Please update more info if you want to know more on this reply.

More information please-
IS it the first time you had it after start of fib medicines ?
Update on your dietary and exercise schedule?
Update on frequency of tea/coffee or juices you take daily?
Update Any lab reports lately done ?
Any other disease you have besides hypothyroidism?
How long your hypothyroidism is known to you and treated?
How frequently you go for urination?
Any history of diabetes in your family ?
Any blood sugar reports done in the past and lately during this treatment?

I would need more information about your past illnesses and any reports in past and currently done as asked above.

Welcome with more query in this regard.

Good Day !!

Dr.Savaskar M.N. XXXXXXX Surgical Specialist
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