The presence of clinical findings in a lower extremity of a patient with a history of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) may be due to conditions other than recurrent DVT.
Clinical findings of concern:
(1) pain in the calf or thigh
Conditions other than a recurrent DVT that can explain these findings:
(1) post-thrombotic syndrome
(2) muscle tear
(3) intramuscular hematoma complicating anticoagulation
(4) sciatic pain (also neurogenic claudication)
(6) ruptured popliteal cyst (Baker's cyst)
(7) autonomic disturbance
(8) congestive heart failure
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Specialty: Hematology Oncology