Do I have a blood clot?
July 11, 2010 6:02 AM Subscribe
YANAD: Do I have a blood clot?
posted by UMDirector to health & fitness (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The other day I was sitting on the couch in the evening and had a bad stabbing pain in the back on my calf. Aspirin and Ibuprofin seemed to do no good, neither did ice, maybe heat a tiny bit. It went on for hours. The next morning when I work up it was gone.
The next night I was in bed and it suddenly reappeared, same spot as before.
So I am wondering if I have a blood clot in my leg. I don't feel any heat or see any swelling but still wondering. My leg hurt until about 4:30am, I work up after a few hours sleep and it was gone, but my knee seems to hurt a bit now.
I have had issues with gout in the past and am on allupirnol and was on idmethacin for the pain and to get the swelling down for about 2 months. I ran out so stopped taking the indomethacin three days ago. Not sure if that is related.
Blood clot risk factors: mid thirties, slightly overweight (20 pounds, but I am 6')