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Pain and swelling in legs

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  • Posted By: pokiepie
  • January 22, 2007
  • 10:50 AM

My dad is having extreme pain and some swelling in both legs since December the 13th. He has gone to several different doctors who have done the test to see if he has blood clots, which he does not. They did a stress test and it showed something, so they did a cardiac cath on him on 1-19-07, he had two blockages in his heart, so they put stents in and they said they caught it in time, before it caused a heart attack. He has NOT been diagnosed with CHF, but his leg pain just keeps getting worse. Now he is on extreme blood thinners because of the stents and they are telling him he should not take motrin, but they are not telling him what might be causing his leg pain, which is the whole reason he went to the doc to begin with. He says it feels like a very bad muscle ache, not a cramp, in his calf muscle and its not pulsating or throbbing. Sometimes the pain elevates to above the knee also.
He was not taking cholesterol medicine before 1-20-07. Any ideas?

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