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Black And Blue Swollen Legs
Why is my lower right leg black and blue swollen after kne replacement several months later 13 doctors in ca do not have answer I m in a lot of pain ?
Relative's leg GT sprained 5 yrs bck curently swollen n turned black, report state-soft tissue oedema. Advice 2 keep leg alight bt of no use, please help ?
I have bug bite on leg, red and swollen. I have had it for two days and seems to get worse. It has a blue/purp dot that is hard in middle. What is it?
See UR doctor ASAP!: A black head can be an eschar or necrotic skin from the venom of the spider bite, and the ones most likely to cause it can be a brown recluse, in which the area can get more swollen. See YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY! Go to Urgent Care, or ER. You need to have it treated. Do not run, or exercise to spread venom. Elevate, ice it, and seek help if painful. to get a clear diagnosis first!All bites are red! ...Read more
Infection vs allergy: If it is a bite then the swelling could be either infection or an allergic response to the bite. If the swelling happened quickly and it itches then it is more likely a localized allergic reaction. If it is tender and the swelling happened slowely then it could be infected. A blood clot is always a possibility with swelling on only one leg but that is not associated with a bite. ...Read more
I have a male friend in his fifties. Both his lower legs are swollen hard and are turning black what could cause this and is it treatable ?
Hard to say: As this most commonly would be related to vascular issues, possibly arterial or venous or both. But his best bet is first see a doctor to better identify the cause, as it very well may not be related to anything previously mentioned, and to be able to better guide you/him, the actually cause of his symptoms are very important. Best of luck. ...Read more
Staph for second time :: leg swollen, hot, extremely painful. no boils or obvious sores yet. just blacked out on way to bathroom. no health insurance?
Go to ER: immediately. you have a serious medical problem. You could lose your leg. ...Read more
Terrible skin problem on my brother's leg this happened twice in 2009 and 2010, now again in 2011, much more severe this time. It start as a red dot, then worse with a lot pus inside, and then swollen and harden with black skin color. What is this? In 200
It : It sounds like a skin abscess (bacterial infection under the skin). Often times antibiotics don't work because they can't penetrate the infection. In a case such as this he should visit a doctor. A procedure called an incision and drainage will likely be done. The area will be opened and drained. Antibiotics will then work and continue to heal the infection. Best of luck. ...Read more
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