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Calf swelling: Swelling of the calf muscle (behind the lower leg). See detailed information below for a list of 34 causes of Calf swelling, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Calf swelling.
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Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Calf swelling, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.
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Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Calf swelling. Some of these are listed below :
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Calf swelling. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
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The list of organs typically affected by Calf swelling may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Calf swelling mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Calf swelling. Of the 34 causes of Calf swelling that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Calf swelling' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Calf swelling based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Calf swelling, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Medical Conditions associated with Calf swelling:
Symptoms related to Calf swelling:
Leg swelling (576 causes), Unilateral leg swelling (7 causes), Calf symptoms, Calf pain (38 causes), Calf warmth, Swollen ankles (107 causes), Swollen feet (423 causes), Edema (208 causes), Calf bruise (8 causes), Calf itch (18 causes), Calf coldness (10 causes), Calf burning sensation (18 causes), Calf rash (15 causes), Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Varicose veins (65 causes), pregnancy (699 causes), pre-eclampsia, congestive heart failure (140 causes), liver failure (451 causes), muscle trauma, contusion (24 causes)
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