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Does blood clot give continuous or intermittent pain? Does blood clot give continuous or intermittent pain?

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Unread 03-09-2004, 03:33 AM
Does blood clot give continuous or intermittent pain?

Through the first few weeks of recovery I had some calf pain that would come and go and I put it down more to inactivity than anything else. It went away, then yesterday afternoon it came back with avengence. Like a burning stinging sensation in right calf. I also get pain on inner right thigh and have a tender place on front of thigh, which I was told was probably nerve damage. This morning it has all gone again.
Anyone else had this or similar leg pains?
Does a clot give continuous strong pain? or can it be intermittent?
How can diagnosis of this type of pain be detected?
Thanks for reading.........................
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Unread 03-09-2004, 03:51 AM
Does blood clot give continuous or intermittent pain?

Hi Dragonflyblue,

Please see your Dr. or go to the emergency room for evaluation ASAP. I don't want to be an alarmist, but if the pain you are experiencing is from a blood clot, the results can be very dangerous if left untreated.

The only way to be properly diagnosed is by a medical professional. Please don't delay.

Let us know how you are and what your Drs. say, ok?

Best wishes and s
Unread 03-09-2004, 09:29 AM
got checked out

Thanks - you really shocked me to do something straight away. Was in the doctors surgery within the hour. Dr said the thigh pain was most likely a trapped nerve. He measured and felt over my calf and said did not show signs of a blood clot, most likely a strained muscle, even tho I have not done anything. Said to rest it and come back if any change for worse.

Asked what my consultant had said about it - well that was my post last week, I never had a chance to ask, he was too busy, and had so many other things to ask.

I'll trust his judgement and see...........

Thanks again...What would we do without this site..........
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Unread 03-09-2004, 10:59 AM
Does blood clot give continuous or intermittent pain?

I was also having leg pain that would come and go and sometimes was worse than other times. I went to the ER and they did an ultrasound and said I was ok. That was not quite 2 weeks ago and I am still having the pains, but now in both legs and sometimes in my arms. I think maybe just from having the surgery and all we have been through. Mine seem to hurt worse when I have been sitting awhile so I either get moving or "pump" my ankles.
Glad to hear you are ok.
Good luck
by the way ER said I had strained a muscle too...I have no idea how???? But I am one of those people that weird things happen!
Unread 03-09-2004, 01:49 PM
Does blood clot give continuous or intermittent pain?

Hi Dragonflyblue,

I'm so glad to hear that you saw your Dr. for evaluation and that a blood clot does not seem to be the cause of your pain. As blood clots don't always have the same symptoms, I think that it's really important to be checked to be on the safe side.

The pulled or trapped muscle could be a result of the position you were placed in for surgery .

Anyway, my best wishes for a smooth recovery and s !

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