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Taking birth control. Severe pain in calf and swelling in leg. What should I do?

My daughter is 15 almost 16 on BC pill and started having severe pain in her calf . She has hx of leg swelling in the past with no known cause, but never with this type of pain and now you cant touch the calf and hurts to bear weight. Took her to local ER and they did ddimer and it was 0.19 and said probably muscle strain.
Asked On : Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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calf pain and tenderness may be due to deepvein thrombosis of calf muscle, which is a rare complication of pills.
get done with doppler study of lowerlimb to rule out thrombosis.
dont ignore it.
Answered: Fri, 4 Apr 2014
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