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What causes swelling and soreness in the legs?

I was put on a course of various tablets including tranexamic acid to stop bleeding in the throat, Since I ve stopped taking the tranexamic acid my left lower leg has been painful and swollen, it started easing off for a while and was just mild shooting pains but the past few days the pain has been constant and really sore, it s been quite swollen for 2-3 days but has started to go down now.. It s sore to move and touch, extreme pain when walking and is still sore to even rest, the right leg is completely fine, not actually sure if it has anything to do with the tablets or such, did suspect it was maybe a pulled muscle or something of the kind but can only pin point it too when I stopped the course of tablets, any ideas or suggestions? Thank you
Tue, 3 Jan 2017
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Hello and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

From what you are describing, it points to having a DVT in your affected leg which can be due to your medications. I would highly recommend you to go to ED and get this properly evaluated. If your calf muscle is red, hot, swollen and painful when you touch it please seek immediate medical attention to rule out blood clot.

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

Dr. Samuel Parmar
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