A 42-year-old female asked:
I noticed tenderness in my left leg while walking today. i also have a small red raised spot that is tender when touched. no leg swelling or pain?
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General Surgery 43 years experience
It could be many: without visible picture of the red spot it is hard to guess
it could be an inflammed superficial vein
it could be the beginning of cellulitis
it could be from shaving if you have done that recently
my advice if it does not go away after applying warm compresser and a topical antibiotic go and see your doctor
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Last updated Jan 16, 2015
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