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blood clot?

Over a wk ago I got a sudden pain in the back of my lower left leg (calf) while shopping. I had been quiet lazy at home prior to this as I was off work due to shoulder injury and was finishing an essay on laptop. Over next couple of days pain moved to back of knee like stabbing pain. Pain to touch, when leg is very straight or when I'm in bed. Relievied by crossing my legs for short period then pain comes back. No swelling, discoloration, or extra pain when walking on it. Went to Dr who diagnosed thrombophlebitis and have me a anti inflammatory cream and antibiotics yesterday. I have cramp feeling in thigh now on and off and sometimes shaky feeling in leg on and off. No changes in look of leg. Should I go back to gp tomorrow or wait a few days to see will it get better. Go looked at my leg for 1min. I've had sciatica problems after a fall about 6  months ago but that was darting and crawling in both legs. Anyone with experience of thrombophlebitis or dvt?
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Thanks for your reply. I went back to Gp. Leg still the same.  Will be going back again end of week.
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Yes, it is possible that you have thrombophlelbitis which can travel along a vein if not under control. However, since you also had sciatica in the past, the pain can also be due to pinched nerves. In thrombophlebitis, it is not necessary that you will see any swelling or discoloration. However, usually there is pain along the course of a vein. Sitting in a posture for prolonged periods of time can cause either of these problems. Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please consult your doctor regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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