My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Ask Your Question

WebMD Answers

120 Characters remaining
120 Characters remaining
  • First, try and keep your question as short as possible.
  • Include specific words that will help us identify questions that may already have your answer.
  • If you don't find your answer, you can post your question to WebMD Experts and Contributors.

Close

Posted: | Report This Report Question |
Q.

How do I kinow if the pain in my calf is a Blood clot?

I have had pain in the center of my calf for about 48 hours.  It is not red or hot, but the pain feels like a charlie horse that won't go away.

Related Topics: Blood Clot, Calf, Pain
 

Answers From Experts & Organizations (1)

General Medicine
Nursing
1,267 Answers
19,110 Helpful Votes
228 Followers
A.
If you suspect you might have a blood clot, you should make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible.

You have a good grasp of the primary symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), but just because you don't have the redness and heat doesn't mean it's not a DVT. Of course, pain in one calf muscle doesn't necessarily mean you DO have a DVT, either.

Generally, DVT is first assessed using a non-invasive ultrasound test. This imaging test will give your doctor a good look at your veins to see if one of them may be blocked or partially blocked.

If you do have a blood clot in your leg, your doctor may treat it with medications.

Best wishes getting this sorted out!


This answer should not be considered medical advice...down arrowThis answer should not be considered medical advice and should not take the place of a doctor’s visit. Please see the bottom of the page for more information or visit our Terms and Conditions.up arrow

Posted:
| Report This Report Answer

Was this helpful?

YesNo

Thanks for your feedback.

73 of 80 found this helpful

Answers from Contributors (1)