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   Posted 5/3/2006 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I might be in the wrong place for this issue but thought maybe someone here might know
A few weeks ago I began having terrible cramping in my feet and legs at any time even while food shopping ! ( charlie horse cramps )
for some reason - those pains left
I still get them in my feet but much more under control now !
BUt -- there was one pain that did not leave and for a while I thought it was something left over from a charlie horse -
in my right upper calf , I had a pain only when I walked --
that pain has moved up to the spot behind the knee , just above the calf - only when I walk
that had me very concerned - about a clot or something
today it feels like it is alittle higher , just above that spot - above my knee ( in the back of my leg )
When I called the doc about 2 weeks ago - she gave me something for the "cramps"...when I clearly said it was NOT charlie horse cramps anymore but just a pain in the calf of my leg --
I dont have very good docs and am really just giving up on them - yet, I a really concerned that this is not a clot
does anyone know how I can find out ? or what other symptoms to look for ? It is not a terrilble pain , and I could tolerate it , yet, I know it does not belong there nono
thanks so much
DX 23 years ago --
Asacol, Azathioprine 100mg  , Remicade 2 years , Lisinopril, Prednisone 15 and Ambien CR ( a necessity ! ) just added Zelnorm  - Miralax ( again ) ...
Finally have insurance after all these years !!

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   Posted 5/4/2006 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Marie,  Welcome to the cardio forum. Actually there is a bunch of information coming out on blood clots and women.  It can present as a feeling of charlie horses as you described.  If you feel that your physician is not competent or have no trust in him caring for you then you really should find another.  I would suggest going to the ER especially if you feel this lump moving chances are it is a clot and they can check easily with a Doppler Ultrasound.  Please let us know how it goes...Take care

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