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I have a swollen calf. It is double the size of my other one. When I took my sock off, There is a huge gap between the calf and where I had my sock. I have bad varicose vein's, 55 years old. Was reading that it might be DVT. Since my deductible is $6500 now, I have no co-pays, And can't afford to go I'm trying to find out if there's anything I can do so I don't have to go to the doctor. If I have to go in debt, I'll go. Any ideas?

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replied March 14th, 2017
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conditions like DVT will present with redness, pain (tenderness) along with swelling of the foot. The involved vein would appear prominent or erythematous. Any movement of the foot can induce pain. But the complication of such movement in conditions like DVT might induce possible clots to dislodge and ascend into the circulation and block proximal blood vessels.

Other conditions that can present this way include local tissue infections (cellulitis)

It is difficult to diagnose serious conditions and only experienced clinicians can make proper assessment.

Hence it would be recommended to consult your doctor who can provide a proper medical opinion and advice.

I hope this helps.

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