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What Does Consistent Calf-pain Indicate After Travelling By Flight?

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Posted on Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Question: I was recently on a plane for an 11 hour flight. Since the flight, I have pain in my left calf when walking. My concern is a blood clot. Urgent care?le
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (48 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
NO need for urgent care at this time!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks os much for this query.

A blood clot would cause pain even at rest. The fact that it only comes up with walking makes a clot unlikely and sounds more as a muscular pain. I will not recommend a visit to the urgent care at this time.

Tylenol 1000mg at most thrice daily for pain is all i recommend. Also, let me know if there is any limb swelling and or change in skin coloration.

I hope this guides and helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be.
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What Does Consistent Calf-pain Indicate After Travelling By Flight?

Brief Answer: NO need for urgent care at this time! Detailed Answer: Hi and thanks os much for this query. A blood clot would cause pain even at rest. The fact that it only comes up with walking makes a clot unlikely and sounds more as a muscular pain. I will not recommend a visit to the urgent care at this time. Tylenol 1000mg at most thrice daily for pain is all i recommend. Also, let me know if there is any limb swelling and or change in skin coloration. I hope this guides and helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be.