Yeti, it may not be anything, but get it checked out. When I was 27 and three weeks out of nursing school
I had a DVT in my ileio-femerol junction. It did not start out feeling like a clot at all. It was so high up that my back was killing me for three days, thought I had pulled a muscle at work lifting a patient. Then the pain moved a bit lower and I thought, ok have a kidney infection. Went to the doc, urine came back clear. This doc then set up an appointment with an OB for me because he felt it may have something to do with my ovary. The appt. was for the following day. However that morning when I got up my leg was a beautiful shade of purple, from hip to toes and so swollen that I easily had 4 plus edema in the LE. I drove a standard and it was so bad I could not drive my car, because it hurt too much to push in the clutch. I had to call my husband at work and have him take me to the hospital. He was in the Air Force and it damn near took an act of congress for them to let him come and get me. Had the angio done at the hospital I worked at because the radiologist at the Air Force hospital was on leave. IV's in the foot are AWFUL! I swear the only reason I didn't kick the tech is because I worked with him.
I had a clot that was nearly 8 inches long and as big around as my thumb. Cause: Birth control pills. 11 years later the leg still gives me trouble when it is hot out and I am on my feet alot. I was told that I should find another profession by the treating phyisican. I hadn't even taken my boards yet, and sure wasn't about to start over in something else.
I was also told that if anyone had remotely thought it could have been a DVT before obvious sx showed up then they would have started me on a heparin regime right away, which may have stopped the clot from occulding the major vein in my left leg. So have yourself checked NOW. Better to be safe then sorry. I didn't go to a doc until I had sx for over two weeks.
I have great collateral circ. now. I have veins that run across my abd. and done my leg that picked up slack that are very easily visible now. There are times that I favor the leg without realizing it, but will later because it makes my left hip hurt so much later. And some days the leg itself just aches.
As a wound nurse I sometimes wonder how old I will be when venous stasis ulcers show up. Not a pleasant thought. So get yourself checked out, it is nothing to play with.
I spent nearly a year on coumadin, and still take an aspirian a day.
On the upside, I had to quit taking birth control and several years later got pregnant quite unexpectedly. And I love this little guy so much, and often believe he was the child God decided I should have, since I had still taken precautions. Though I did have to take heparin SQ daily while pregnant, having this child was worth the bruises.
Let us know how things turn out.