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outter ankle is swollen and now the back of my leg has pain what could it be

A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Use RICE.: Start by using the RICE protocol. Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. This will slow the swelling and ease the pain. Give it a few more hours and if ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
31 years experience Podiatry
Bruised ankle: sounds like a significant injury. If you continue to have pain with swelling and difficulty bearing weight bearing, please see foot specialist for eva ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Maybe: It's difficult to say without knowing your entire history. If you leg is red and swollen i would be concerned about infection or possibly a blood clo ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
OTC vs prescription: You can try some otc products such as calamide lotion which can help drying it out and reduces itching. Caladryl may do same. Hydrocortisone may help ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
A few things: It could be achilles tendinitis, a bursitis, a never irritation or something else. Seeing a podiatrist or orthopedist should help provide a more spec ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Arthritis plus: Arthritis with a baker's cyst is likely.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: You have an inflammatory arthritis of your knee. This will often cause posterior knee pain. See a rheumatologist to establish the cause and proper tre ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ario Kiarash
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tendinosis: The pain is likely at the insertion of the Achilles tendon and represents inflammation, and even possible partial tear of the fibers and the lump repr ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Possible infection: Could be an insect bite. I suggest you go to your dr. Or minor er.
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A female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
We still need histry: There are several possibliities including depending on your age hip arthritis or other hip condition. There is also the possibility of sciatica, pyrif ... Read More
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Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Need treatment: its important to know how long it's going on. If it's a new problem could be arthritis or cellulitis. Can also be gout. It's need to be looked at and ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: A painful lump of unknown cause should always be evaluated by a physician. It may be as simple as a knot in your calf muscle as problematic as a ruptu ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Pain: your description is too vague to give any kind of diag nosis
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Could be a clot: The symptoms you are giving are often seen with a blood clot . Please get evaluated by a doc sooner thazn later to determine the cause and rule out a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Sciatica : Is a possibility.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: Swelling of both ankles suggests a problem a problem with fluid regulation, which could point to a heart or kidney problem. Your history states you ta ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably: a compression neuropathy, perhaps the so called meralgia paresthetica, see neurologist
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Berenson Md
17 years experience Family Medicine
Dermatitis: Could be seborrhea, psoriasis, tinea or a bacterial infection (although unlikely). A photo and more of a story is most helpful when diagnosing rashes.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Thigh pain: Please have your Primary doctor refer you to a bone specialist!. Let me know how things go please.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: The mechanics of walking are off with an injured ankle. It would be easy to also injure the knee in that way. Time to see a physician, xray if indicat ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist: It sounds like you are suffering from a bunion or tailors bunion.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Lo back pain/swellin: Could be a pilonidal cyst which is a tract at the top of the buttock crease, that can get infected . Would need treatment and antibiotics Seek medic ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
29 years experience Sports Medicine
Have an evaluation: You could be experiencing symptoms from a cartilage or meniscal injury in your knee. Seek an evaluation with a knee specialist for a complete look at ... Read More
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