Peripheral Vascular Disease (cont.)
Shabir Bhimji, MD
Kathryn L Hale, MS, PA-C
Alan D Forker, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Jonathan Adler, MD
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Peripheral Vascular Disease Symptoms
Only about half of the individuals with peripheral vascular disease have symptoms. Almost always, symptoms are caused by the leg muscles not getting enough blood. Whether you have symptoms depends partly on which artery is affected and to what extent blood flow is restricted.
The most common symptom of peripheral vascular disease in the legs is pain in one or both calves, thighs, or hips.
Other symptoms of peripheral vascular disease include the following:
Having symptoms while at rest is a sign of more severe disease.
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