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Severe leg cramps, pain, swollen vein, sore calves. Taking pain killers. Cure?

I woke up with a real bad leg cramp about 3weeks ago an my leg never stopped hurting actually it s like it s getting worst, an I could feel a vein swollen on the side of it. I went to my doctor she gave me pain medicine an a mpax. An it wasn t that bad while I was on the medication , now the medicine is gone it s like Its gotten worst , an my doctor said for me to go to an orthopedic what could be wrong ? It s swollen in the back were I bend my knee an real sore in my calve, an now it s feeling like it s trying to cramp back up It s slightly red
Asked On : Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response

Welcome to HealthcareMagic Public Forum

In your case, there is need to to investigate cause of leg cramps, as it may occur due to several reasons like:
-Injury to bone, muscle and blood vessels
-Electrolyte imbalance
-Stress and anxiety

Treatment will depend on the cause.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Wish you Good Health.

Dr. Ashish Mittal
Answered: Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan's  Response
Dear Concerned.,

Thanks for writing to us.

Pls inform us regarding age//Sedantary//Physical active//any h/o trauma//Diabetes//Smoking//Prolonged use of Oral Contraceptive pills//.

Differential Diagnosis;

Cramping calf muscles could be due to Sports Injury//Musce Contusion//Deep Vein Thrombosis//Interrmittent Claudication and rest pain due to TAO(Thrombo Angitis Obliterans.)/Buerger's Disease//Vericose Veins in Saphenous System of Veins.


Plain X-ray of the Part//Doppler Studies both arterial and veinous.//Baseline Blood (Acid Base and electrolyte estimations)and Urine Investigations//Chest X-Ray PA View//ECG.These help to pin point the diagnosis and other Co-Morbid Conditions contributing to such a condition.

With all the reports consult a General Surgeon//Orthopedic surgeon to pin point at Diagnosis .

Only taking a Pain Reliever will only prolong the time required for a correct diagnosis.

Wishing you a Speedy recovery.,

Best Regards.,

Dr Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan.,
Answered: Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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