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Absent pedal pulse: the distal pulse of the foot, also referred to as pedal pulse, may be taken at either of two sites: the posterior tibial pulse (located behind the medial ankle) or the dorsalis pedis pulse (located on the anterior surface of the foot, lateral to the large tendon of the great toe), it may be absent in certain conditions. See detailed information below for a list of 11 causes of Absent pedal pulse, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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