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What causes severe pain in the leg?

I have the strangest leg pain. It feels withering, like pain, then a depleting feeling. I also have noticed that my lower leg muscles are becoming more defined and the muscles on my lower shims don t match. The left one is more defined than the right one. I had a recent sonagram on my right leg to check for deep vein thombosis and that came back negative with no mention of a restricted blood flow. The DVT test was ordered to rule out DVT because I had just flown back from Scotland with bronchitis, had been prescribed an antibiotic which could cause tendon damage, did indeed develop sharp pain at the top of my right calf, and DVT needed to be ruled out. I changed antibiotics and after several days that pain went away. This pain has occurred off and in for wuite some tine. It feels like oxygen starvation.
Mon, 12 Aug 2019
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Hi,

Causes of your difficulties may be neuropathy or ischemic issues. Neuropathic are seen in diabetics or injury of spine nerves.

If this is not your case then these symptoms are indicating circulatory problems in legs which are common in this age and there may be present atherosclerosis that obstructs blood vessels and causes pain and blisters to form.

You should do Doppler ultrasound of the leg or CT angiography to rule out such obstructive changes and then it can be treated properly by medications or by surgical and radiological procedures. Also, you should have Aspirin and have elastic stockings applied, and should avoid cold environment and long walks.

In most cases, it can be managed with medications but sometimes surgery may be required in severe cases.

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

Regards,
Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein, General Surgeon
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What causes severe pain in the leg?

Hi, Causes of your difficulties may be neuropathy or ischemic issues. Neuropathic are seen in diabetics or injury of spine nerves. If this is not your case then these symptoms are indicating circulatory problems in legs which are common in this age and there may be present atherosclerosis that obstructs blood vessels and causes pain and blisters to form. You should do Doppler ultrasound of the leg or CT angiography to rule out such obstructive changes and then it can be treated properly by medications or by surgical and radiological procedures. Also, you should have Aspirin and have elastic stockings applied, and should avoid cold environment and long walks. In most cases, it can be managed with medications but sometimes surgery may be required in severe cases. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein, General Surgeon