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my calf is really sore. any ideas? my calf is really sore. any ideas?

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Unread 03-28-2008, 07:30 AM
my calf is really sore. any ideas?

I woke up this morning and actually felt pretty good. 6 week mark was wednesday. But my right calf is really sore. Like when you have a bad cramp in it and then it is still sore for awhile, but I didnt have a cramp. Or like I did some heavy duty running. which isnt the case either. So I'm just wondering is this normal? not associated with TAH? or what? any ideas? anyone know what I'm talking about?
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Unread 03-28-2008, 07:50 AM
my calf is really sore. any ideas?

You need to call your doctor to make sure this isn't a blood clot. I would't wait to see whether or not it gets worse because clots are extremely dangerous. I had a blood clot (DVT) and my only symptom was pain. Let us know how you are feeling and what the doctor says.
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Unread 03-28-2008, 07:53 AM
my calf is really sore. any ideas?

Hi Julie,

I had an episode similar to this. I called my doctor and she wanted me to have an ultrasound to check for a blood clot. It turned out to be just something muscular but you probably should call just to be on the safe side.

I will pray for you as soon as I send this. Please let us know how it turns out.

Hugs and Blessings, Lisa
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Unread 03-28-2008, 07:55 AM
my calf is really sore. any ideas?

I also had a very sore calf - I did call the doctor to rule out DVT. It wasn't DVT - it was the compression boots that I had on during surgery and afterward. I wore mine for the whole day of surgery and the whole day after. My calves were tender to the touch from that thing! And it lasted for 10 days! But when ever my doctor mentioned the compression boots and I thought back to them - they would get to a certain point and my calf muscles would almost twitch - like they were on too high or something. Anyway - mine got better but were really rather sore for the first 10 days. Hope yours is not DVT either - just something you can get a good friend to massage for you. ;-)
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Unread 03-28-2008, 07:57 AM
my calf is really sore. any ideas?

One thing I forgot to mention....until your doctor has ruled out a clot, do NOT massage the sore calf, because if it is a clot you don't want any of it to break off and travel.
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Unread 03-28-2008, 08:01 AM
my calf is really sore. any ideas?

Thanks everyone. I think I will call the dr. I just hate to be a bother. it always seems like when I call I'm bugging them.

Thanks Catherine; I was gonna massage my leg and try a heating pad. not going to do either now. thanks so much. I'll call my dr and let you all know what happens.
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Unread 03-28-2008, 09:03 AM
my calf is really sore. any ideas?

Hi Julie

When it comes to your health, it is never a bother to call the doctor. After major surgery it is not uncommon for complications to arise. It's important to keep that communication with your doctor for anything that's out of the ordinary. Your doctor is there to insure your good health, and would not consider your call a bother. It's great that you recognize this pain as something out of the ordinary and know that it's not something to just dismiss. Please let us know how you make out.

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Unread 03-28-2008, 10:30 AM
my calf is really sore. any ideas?

Let me just echo what others have said: call your doctor! It's most likely nothing serious, but a blood clot can be serious indeed, and needs to be checked out.

You say you feel like a bother when you call. Is that just how you feel, or is it the way they react to your calls? If they are making you feel like a nuisance, maybe once you're healed you should consider changing doctors. I have four doctors (PCP, GYN, urologist and surgeon) and none of them make me feel like a nuisance when I call. Of course, maybe it's just something in your head, saying "I'm being a pain", but you're not. It's what they're there for!
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Unread 03-28-2008, 10:36 AM
my calf is really sore. any ideas?

thanks everyone for your encouragement. I called my dr, adn talked to a nurse she spoke to one of the doctors (mine has the day off) anyway he wants to see me right away to evaluate it and take an unltrasound to rule out DVT. So I will let you all know how it goes. thanks for the advice. feeling nervous but so glad I posted and glad I called my dr. thanks again you guys are great.
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Unread 03-28-2008, 12:11 PM
my calf is really sore. any ideas?

I'm so glad you're getting this checked out today. I'll be praying for a good result. Let us know.

Blessings, Lisa
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