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Is Strange Leg Pain Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?

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I used to get all these pains in my right leg. Two months ago they began in the calf, then in a few weeks the knee and thigh added, and now the pain is mainly in the hip area. It includes the thigh, inner and outer, the hip, the groin, the exreme lower right abdomen, the flank, and lower back. The pain is a slightly burning, pulling pain, that makes me think of a pulled tendon or ligament. I know it is not that though. The doctors, 3 of them, have not done any diagnostic tests on the leg. One suggested sciatica and gave me muscle relaxers, which do not affect it. My question is, if I had dvt that began in the calf, is it possible that it moved up into my thigh, then kept moving up into my hip area? I am afraid that maybe the docs missed something since none thought a test was necessary, and I had a dvt that is now traveling higher and higher up toward my lungs.


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replied February 25th, 2006
Anxiety & Stress Answer A436
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a very serious condition and could be life threatening. It usually affects deep veins in the lower extremities. DVT affects people who had leg trauma or stayed in bed for a long periods due to surgical intervention. The most dangerous complication is lung thromboembolia; it is life threatening. Major symptoms are constant great pain, swelling, redness and increased temperature of the leg. It seems that you are experiencing strange leg pain whose characteristics are not typical for DVT.
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