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Random cramping on legs, sore inner knees, random bruises on legs. Any ideas?

Random cramping on legs, sore inner knees, random bruises on legs. Any ideas?

Severe cramping can: Severe cramping can lead to hematoma blood leakage into the soft tissues from the injured muscle that a day or two will surface on the skin. ...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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Leg pain x1 week hard to pinpoint where sometimes calf sometimes back of thigh. No redness or swelling. Visible vein on inside back knee. DVT?

Leg pain x1 week hard to pinpoint where sometimes calf sometimes back of thigh. No redness or swelling.  Visible vein on inside back knee. DVT?

Leg pain: Can not rule out - any risk factors such as prolonged plane or car rides or recent surgery. Any history of prior clots. Could also be baker's cyst back of knee - check for swelling in the back of the knee. If continues - should get evaluated especially if your leg begins to swell ...Read more

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Hit on left shin w softball. Huge bump rite away. have swelling, bruising on foot, slight achiness while walking or after icing. What could be wrong?

Hit on left shin w softball. Huge bump rite away. have swelling, bruising on foot, slight achiness while walking or after icing. What could be wrong?

Likely a Bruise: You likely have a bruise, but a softball is fairly hard and usually is traveling very fast. A fracture is unlikely but you should be evaluated by your physician to make sure it is not present. A simple X-ray will be able to tell. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle on 11-13 swelling not going down foot cold and pale pain in calf and thigh. On crutches and off foot entirely. Pain unbearable at times?

Sprained ankle on 11-13 swelling not going down foot cold and pale pain in calf and thigh. On crutches and off foot entirely. Pain unbearable at times?

See a specialist: You don't mention having it properly examined. In addition to a full examination, proper diagnostic testing including X-rays and perhaps an MRI will be useful. The condition (if occurred on Nov 13) is more than 6 weeks. The fact that you remain on crutches is of concern. See an orthopedist or podiatrist to have a proper assessment made. ...Read more

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Lump on back of neck rash like bruise ?

Lump on back of neck rash like bruise ?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have a vericose vein on my left leg on the calf muscle can this cause leg & knee pain?

I have a vericose vein on my left leg on the calf muscle can this cause leg & knee pain?

Spuriously, yes: Varicosities in and of themselves do not cause knee pain(s), rather the extremity in question typically aches, feels "full, " and occasionally sharp pains may be sensed along the vein or its tributaries. The lesser saphenous vein starts near the lateral, posterior ankle and extends up to the popliteal fossa (the space behind the knee). Plan: ultrasound to assess for reflux, a baker's cyst or dvt. ...Read more

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I have swollen ankles pain around ankles up back of legs red raised lumps 2, on each knee sore to touch turn to bruise next day vericous veins?

I have swollen ankles pain around ankles up back of legs red raised lumps 2, on each knee sore to touch turn to bruise next day vericous veins?

Have it looked at: A sprain injury can result in redness, bruising, swelling, pain, and possibly instability of the involved area. An x-ray will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Chronic: small red patches on the inner ankles branching out quickly, feet &leg pain after walking, looks worse after walking/shower, what's this?

Chronic: small red patches on the inner ankles branching out quickly, feet &leg pain after walking, looks worse after walking/shower, what's this?

Red patches: The description , unfortunately , doesn't give enough information. As it could be a lot of different things it merits an exam to decide. See your podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Line of bumps on my leg not scaly Not bug bite or itchy muscle under it cramps badly, cramping getting worse right below rash. Dime sized bumps

Line of bumps on my leg not scaly Not bug bite or itchy muscle under it cramps badly, cramping getting worse right below rash. Dime sized bumps

There are few rashes: ...that are truly painful. One of them is Herpes Zoster (shingles). They tend to form linear clusters like you described, Because treatment is available that may hasten the recovery from shingles and prevent lingering pain, I advise you to see a doctor. Keep in mind that this is an educated guess, but a guess nonetheless. Hope this helps! Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Random bruising on legs, neck pain and headaches. Bruises last a few days. Suggestions?

Random bruising on legs, neck pain and headaches. Bruises last a few days. Suggestions?

Work up: Bruising can be normal if there is appropriate trauma. However if you are not aware of trauma you could have vitamin deficiencies that are making it easy to bruise. Get checked by your doctor to rule out severe bleeding disorders. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more