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Why am I having pain in my calf after cabgx4 surgery?

15 days postoperative for cabgx4. Calf has been rock hard since surgery and doesn t seem to be getting any better. Am on treadmill 3 x a day and can work through the pain. Also have a gout flare up . Should I contact surgeon about possible Dvt in calf? It is about the sme as it was at discharge
Mon, 18 Mar 2019
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There's is a chance of getting thrombosis in the leg, nerve damage or cellulitis or edema.

So you have to evaluate it by color Doppler and angiogram. Keep limb on elevation, use paracetamol and cold compression.

If symptoms not improved please consult your doctor he will examine and treat you accordingly.

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

Take care

Dr Penchila Prasad Kandikattu , Internal Medicine Specialist
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