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Help,, I've had this for a year now

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  • Posted By: CandAsMommi
  • June 10, 2007
  • 00:45 AM

I don't know how to explain it and there is no previous injury in this location either. For a year now, in the calf of my left leg, it has been sore and tender in the muscle area about midway. I notice it more when I am resting then moving. Somedays more then other. It is more of a dull ache that is continuous with some minor muscle contractions in other areas in my leg. My right leg doesn't seem to be effected.My doctor said that he isn't sure what is causing it. That maybe I was taking to much B vitamins. So I stopped taking and it is still there. My b12 was perfect according to my blood work. Thyroid is perfect, heart is great. Blood pressure, since I can remember has always been on the low end. Usually 8? over 6 something. Any ideas? :confused:

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  • I had similar symptoms for about 3 years and was misdiagnosed because I didn't fit the typical patient profile (I am healthy and exercise a lot). I had deep vein thrombosis. Once diagnosed, the clots had gone all the way up my inner thigh, very dangerous. One symptom of DVT is leg cramps of which I was having lots, but no doctor asked me about them. Also, I have a clotting condition called "Factor V Leiden", which my doctor had never heard of, but it's not that uncommon. (Do a search on google) If you are taking hormones of any kind (as I was) this increases the chance for clots, particularly if you have Factor V Leiden blood. On the up side my sister and mom have the same FVL blood and have never had a problem - I think the b/c pill did it for me.My doctor dismissed DVT's and it was a Locum who finally made an accurate diagnosis. Now I have another problem with swelling in the ankle, but that's another story.good luck. J.
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