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Continuous swelling, warmness on the calf with hardness and pain on a certain spot on lifting the calf. On Coumadin for a-fib. Signs of DVT?

My dad s left calf has been swollen for a couple days, noticeably more than the other. He states his calf feels hard and is painful in a certain spot when he lifts his toes to his nose . He also says it is slightly more warm than the other and a small slightly reddened spot. He currenlty is on coumadin for a-fib. Do you think this could be a DVT?
Asked On : Mon, 2 Jul 2012
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.

Your dad's symptoms of painful and swollen calf associated with red spots concerns me.

Deep vein thrombosis is a strong possibility and needs to be ruled out at the earliest. A visit to the Emergency room is warranted. He may be asked to undergo a Doppler scan of lower limb blood vessels and started on heparin injections. This needs to be performed as soon as possible. So rush to the ER.

Hope this helps.

I wish your father a speedy recovery

Answered: Mon, 2 Jul 2012
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