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Have mosquito bites all over legs, they're itchy, red, large. Few are hard & bruised. No puss. Nothing helps symptoms subside. Are they infected?

Have mosquito bites all over legs, they're itchy, red, large. Few are hard & bruised. No puss. Nothing helps symptoms subside. Are they infected?

Bites: If they are getting worse after 2-3 days, then be checked. It is always possible for them to become infected. All the best. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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My sister has symptoms of leukemia and has bruises on her arms and legs feel weak also this can be treated?

My sister has symptoms of leukemia and has bruises on her arms and legs feel weak also this can be treated?

Hematologist: This is a problem that an hematologist should evaluate for diagnosis and treatment. He/she will order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What could be causing me these symptoms! my feet and hands get colder than normal , and most of time, I have like purple bruises in feet, legs, hands!

What could be causing me these symptoms! my feet and hands get colder than normal , and most of time, I have like purple bruises in feet, legs, hands!

Reynaud's: Your symptoms are suggestive of a condition called reynaud's which is caused by vascular spasm and reduced blood supply to your extremities. Where cold protection with gloves, scarf and hat. There are medications which can be helpful and some blood tests need to be done to ascertain the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Have a calf tear from a week ago. using a KneeRover. Can't walk and calf is still incredibly tender. Swelling has mostly subsided. I noticed ankle is now swelling since I been on feet all day. No other addt'l symptoms. Go to doc or stay off feet?

Have a calf tear from a week ago. using a KneeRover. Can't walk and calf is still incredibly tender. Swelling has mostly subsided. I noticed ankle is now swelling since I been on feet all day. No other addt'l symptoms. Go to doc or stay off feet?

Achilles tear?: With a calf injury as you describe, worry about exact location. Higher up on leg suggests likely muscle injury and resulting hematoma. Mid-leg or distal pain in lower third of leg may suggest muscle-tendon or Achille's tendon injury that would warrant thorough evaluation by health care provider experienced in evaluating calf injuries. ...Read more

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What areMedial gastrocnemius Strain symptoms? Running yesterday, cramp inside right calf just below knee, feel pull when sleep and tender? Advice?

What areMedial  gastrocnemius   Strain symptoms?  Running yesterday, cramp inside right calf just below knee, feel pull when sleep and tender? Advice?

Pain medial calf: Sounds as very well could be medial gastroc strain. Symptoms generally self limited and should improve with time. For now recommend avoid provocative activities (running), gentle stretching as tol, anti-inflammatories, ice, etc. Would fully expect this to improve over a week or so. Unlikely to represent a tear which is extremely painful and associated with significant swelling. ...Read more

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Constant tingly legs, balance issues and vertigo, tender points on back. Symptoms have been presents for 2 years. Mri of brain clear ?

Constant tingly legs, balance issues and vertigo, tender points on back. Symptoms have been presents for 2 years. Mri of brain clear ?

Need to see Neurolog: MRI are not always what they are cracked up to be. This does not sound normal. U need a neurologist to figure this out. Go to University Medical Center. ...Read more

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How long does a bruised nerve in my leg by my calves take to heal?

How long does a bruised nerve in my leg by my calves take to heal?

Not quickly: If your problem is only a bruised muscles, improvement should occur within 6 weeks at the longest. But nerves heal more slowly--at a rate of 1 mm. Per day. So for long nerves, this could involve months. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more