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possible thrombophlebitis?

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  • Posted By: Angel79
  • March 28, 2007
  • 10:22 PM

My name is Angèl, i am 27, and experienced a severe DVT in my left leg in 1998 and was diagnosed with Factor 5 Leiden Mutation in 2003. 6 days ago, i started getting pain in my right calf. It is exactly the same pain i had in 98, 3 wks before i woke up one morning with a very deep purple left leg and was hospitalized for 2.5wks (DVT). The pain feels like a charliehorse that doesn't go away. On top of that pain, i get a stiffning, sharp pain (like the pain you get right before you get a charliehorse). I have had a D-Dimer test that came back NEG and a venous doppler that also came back NEG. My leg is swollen and the pain intensifies when i am standing with little on no weight on my right leg. The pain is unbearable, please help.


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  • Hi Angel. DVT involves blood clots in vessels, though what you are describing sounds more like a muscle related problem. You may want to visit a Neurologist to determine if there is some kind of brain-muscle issue at work here, or possibly a rhumatologist. Also, consider a Cardiologist who can perform tests on your heart to determine if there is any kind of circulatory problem that might be triggering this problem. They might suggest blood thinners if it is indeed blood related.
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  • Talking as a person that had multiple PE(pulmonary Emboli from DVT's.).PLEASE go to the doctor it never hurts to have it checked even if you only have 1 symptom.If it nothing then you can sleep easier .If it's a clot then catch it before it goes to your lungs!Take Care<3
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