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What causes small swelling below the calf?

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Posted on Mon, 21 Jul 2014
Question: Hi doc I have a small swelling below my calf muscle which is causing me discomfort when I walk had it for about a month I am 52 years old
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
veins insufficiency

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Thank you for the query.

Such swelling is most likely caused by veins insufficiency. Due to enlarged main superficial veins blood can not flow freely what causes pain and swelling.
Please consult your doctor and have veins Doppler ultrasound. Some surgery might be necessary.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.


Regards.
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What causes small swelling below the calf?

Brief Answer: veins insufficiency Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for the query. Such swelling is most likely caused by veins insufficiency. Due to enlarged main superficial veins blood can not flow freely what causes pain and swelling. Please consult your doctor and have veins Doppler ultrasound. Some surgery might be necessary. Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions. Regards.