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what causes the red mark on your skin after you sit in one position for too long

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Taylor
46 years experience Dermatology
Vessel flushing: The blood pushed out of the vessels by the pressure of sitting and a relative hypoxia occurs. When the pressure is relieve the hypoxia dilates the ve ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Need to be seen: These types of situations cannot be diagnosed over the internet. Therefore, you will need to see a dentist for a definitive diagnose and appropriate t ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Minoli
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Have patience: At the age of 19 you may have skin that is at its most reactive stage in life. Such hyper-reactivity usually settles with age. The fact that the scrat ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
Weak nerve: It implies that one of the nerves to the foot is weaker that usual and quickly worsens when pressure from the toilet seat is applied to it. Consider ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lizbeth Alter
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not really: Do you mean in the back of your knees or calf? If it is on your calf, and goes away your probably fine. These with us doctors anyone who says the ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Normal: You skin is normal from what you described. Make sure you are properly hydrated. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No, not if...: No. The pressures should be about the same, if the person is sitting in the same relaxed position, at the same time of day, doing the same activities ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
You : You may be dealing with a urinary tract infection, kidney stones, or even a kidney infection (pyelonephritis). You should see a medical professional r ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
You're putting: pressure on nerves and compressing them. This cause temporary numbness.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Urgent care or ER: If the area was white, cold and stiff or hard and if it then becomes red and swollen as it warms, you need to seek professional medical assistance. Us ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Nerve compression: When nerves are compressed you can develop these kinds of symptoms. Unusual at your age. This can be caused where the nerves run through the spine. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
No risk: I am sure you can understand but how long it takes to dry is a meaningless question. It has no relevance with health. Your skin is a complete barrier ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
NO: Getting pain in your pelvic area after lying on your back and then turning to the side is not "normal." it may be something as simple as joint aches ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Itchy bumps-hives: Itchy raised red bumps can be symptoms of hives or insect bites. Hives wax and wane and can occur anywhere on the bottom. The itching should be reli ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Gibson
Specializes in Dermatology
Sun rash and sun allergy are terms often used to describe a number of conditions in which an itchy red rash occurs on skin that's been exposed to sunlight: A common form of sun rash is polymorphic light eruption, also known as sun poisoning. Some people have a hereditary type of sun rash, while others dev ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
27 years experience Cardiology
4-6weeks: Bruises after tram a can take four to six weeks to resolve depending on size and depth and if you are on blood thinners then ever longer.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Perhaps: Dehydration may be reflected in the skin. There are a variety of measurable clinical factors we look at such as blood pressure changes between sitting ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yahya Hashmi
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Small hematomas: these are small hematoma blood collection. As long as you hidden sites and in different places they won't look that bad. May take about 2 wk for it to ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Open Sesamoid!!: Removing the tibial sesamoid can sometimes cause some pain and swelling in the area of the ball of the foot for several months. The swelling should be ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amar Ashraf
Specializes in Infectious Disease
No unless feel sick: Most viral rash self limiting and get better.However, sometimes rash could be an indication of serious life threatening infection, in that case patie ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Edema: I don't know what your risk factors are for edema. Have you had this medically assessed yet?

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