Recently, I got a question from a friend about an unusual pain in the calf muscle of his leg. He was inquiring about what he should do… Now, I am not an alarmist by nature but anytime I hear of symptom such as pain in the calf, that can be cause for alarm.

The first thing that comes to my mind with that symptom is a blood clot or what is known as a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). This is a very serious condition which requires immediate medical attention. I suggested he go and see his medical doctor immediately.

It turns out my friend did, indeed have a blood clot in his leg. If you have such a pain that is from an unknown cause (typically unrelated to fall) – please seek out medical attention and get it taken care of. The clot can cause a blockage in the vein, which can prevent proper blood flow. If the clot becomes dislodged and travels to another location like pulmonary artery you can develop a pulmonary embolism. This embolism can lead to death. So please use discretion here and seek out medical attention.

As it turned out my friend got medical attention and avoided any further injury!