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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What do swelling and pain in the calves indicate?

Hi my calves started swelling about a week ago, they are now about twice their normal size. They also turned very red with accompanying pain. This started on my left leg and now both are fully involved. I had seen my doctor when it first appeared, and he said there was no sign of infection
Fri, 23 Mar 2018
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Swelling, pain, and redness of calves are concerning for infection like cellulitis. Also, deep vein thrombosis, where blood clot occurs in deep veins of legs is a possibility. Both these conditions are serious and require immediate medical attention. So please follow up with the urgent care as soon as possible.

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Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal
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