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Calf pain

Calf pain: Introduction

Calf pain: Pain or tenderness of the calf muscle behind the lower leg. See detailed information below for a list of 38 causes of Calf pain, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Calf pain:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Calf pain. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Calf pain

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Causes of Types of Calf pain:

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Calf pain: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Calf pain, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Calf pain Treatments

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Stories from Users for Calf pain

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Message Boards for Calf pain

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Diagnostic tests for Calf pain:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Calf pain. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Watch walking and nature of any limp
    • Examine lumbosacral spine if suspect calf pain is referred from spine
    • Inspect calves for size and symmetry, any bruises, swellings, discoloration, ulcers or rashes
    • Inspect pattern of any visible or bulging leg veins
    • Feel the calf for local causes of pain
  • more tests...»

Calf pain: Animations

Medications or substances causing Calf pain:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Calf pain as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Calf pain: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Calf pain may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Calf pain

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Calf pain. 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.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Misdiagnosis and Calf pain

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Calf pain: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Calf pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Calf pain listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Calf pain as a symptom include:

Organs affected by Calf pain:

The list of organs typically affected by Calf pain may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Calf pain

The list below shows some of the causes of Calf pain mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Calf pain?

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 pain. Of the 38 causes of Calf pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 36 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Calf pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Calf pain' 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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Causes of Calf pain Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Calf pain based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Calf pain?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Calf pain, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Calf pain:

    Medical Conditions associated with Calf pain:

    Leg pain (214 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Lower leg symptoms (59 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Calf pain:

    Calf swelling (34 causes), Calf symptoms, Calf pain (38 causes), Calf bruise (8 causes), Calf itch (18 causes), Calf coldness (10 causes), Calf burning sensation (18 causes), Calf rash (15 causes), Osteomyelitis (40 causes), Bone tumours, Sarcomas, Peripheral vascular disease, Buerger's disease, Diabetes mellitus (66 causes), Trauma, contusion (24 causes), vitamin B12 deficiency, referred pain of sciatica

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Calf pain

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