Heart Rhythm Community
Leg Pain - Maybe atherosclerosis / cardiovascular issue
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to heart rhythm issues, arrhythmia, irregular heartbeat, implanted defibrillators, pacemakers, and tachycardia.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Leg Pain - Maybe atherosclerosis / cardiovascular issue

I know this isn't the best forum for cardiovascular discussion, but it's the closest one available. My girlfriend (Britny) has been having these pains: In right calf for one month (in what seems to be her posterior tibial artery), right side of neck up to her right temple for 4 weeks, right arm for 1 week, & chest, left arm, left leg, and left side of neck for 3 days. She went to the doctor last night and got bloodwork and an x-ray done (Doc thought it might be a fracture in her right foot but there was none). He gave her some anti-inflammatory medicine and the option to wear a splint if she wanted to. He didn't bother to diagnose the pains on her left side or upper body. Britny has said that it feels as though a vein in her right calf and right side of her neck and head are throbbing, and this happens on and off almost every day whether she is engaging in physical activity or not. She is 19, healthy overall with a BMI under 30, good blood sugar levels, moderate blood pressure, and apparently normal cholesterol levels (the doctor took blood work). After searching online, the closest thing that has come to describing her symptoms is atherosclerosis and specifically peripheral arterial disease. However, she has barely any of the risk factors associated with atherosclerosis. Superficial thrombophlebitis also sounds possible. Please help and offer clues as to what may be wrong with her. Thank you.
Related Discussions
995271_tn?1408549100
I really doubt that a 19 year old has PAD.    But strnager things have happened I guess.

Does she have a good solid pulse around her ankles?  There's a good atrial pulse signal on the outside of the ankle.  It's sorta faces the front of the ankle, slightly above the ankle, toawrds the outside.   An ankle-brachial index (ABI) test can be done by a doc to check.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1423357_tn?1373023915
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
86819_tn?1378951092
Blank
Bromley
257552_tn?1404606154
Blank
Artaud
Pittsburgh, PA
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
1755089_tn?1376057155
Blank
drewlevas uploaded new photos
1 hr ago
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
siwells48 commented on Portion Distortion: H...
8 hrs ago
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee Great Comment
Aug 19
Heart Rhythm Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1423357_tn?1373023915
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
86819_tn?1378951092
Blank
Bromley
257552_tn?1404606154
Blank
Artaud
Pittsburgh, PA