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What causes lower calf pain which has moved to back?

My husband had a massive PE in Dec. Yesterday he had lower calf pain, which later went away and seems to have moved to his lower back. The pain is worse when he takes a deep breath. Could this be another blood clot? He is taking blood thinners and his INR s have been theraputic for over 2 months.
Fri, 17 May 2019
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

Another blood clot is less likely when he is already on blood thinners. This can be due to a muscle spasm also. Rest and mild pain killers can help.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shyam B. Kale's  Response
Hello,

As per your history, it may be due to thrombophlebitis.

For further assessment, you may require a venous Doppler scan, D dimer test, complete hemogram after consultation.

Kindly restrict your movements. Kindly watch for symptoms like breathing difficulty, dizziness, rapid heart beats. In that case, you may require immediate medical care.

Continue medications as advised.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Shyam B. Kale, General & Family Physician
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