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Daughter diagnosed with Celiac Disease 8 weeks ago. Now has severe itching on lower legs only at night time. Low white blood count and high Globulin Serum levels. Severe weight loss, and bruising What could cause this? Itching Issues

Daughter diagnosed with Celiac Disease 8 weeks ago. Now has severe itching on lower legs only at night time. Low white blood count and high Globulin Serum levels. Severe weight loss, and bruising What could cause this? Itching Issues

There is a very: Characteristic skin rash that accompanies celiac disease: dermatitis herpetiformis. Typically this is a skin manifestation of non-celiac wheat sensitivity. Extremely itchy bumps or blisters appear, especially on the forearms. The lab abnormalities you describe are not typical for celiac; in fact serum globulins may be low. I suspect more than one diagnosis; continue working closely with her Doctor ...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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What does it mean when I get easy small bruising on my lower legs?

What does it mean when I get easy small bruising on my lower legs?

? thin blood?: Not sure what the issue is, but low platelet counts can cause easy bruising. Certain medications can thin the blood too, such as Aspirin and Ibuprofen or nsaids. If you bruise easily, see you dr. And have him/her give you and exam including some blood work such as liver function tests, bleeding times and a cbc-diff, best wishes. ...Read more

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Have purple blotches look like bruises on lower legs for 2 years. What are they? Someone told me hemochromatosis

Have purple blotches look like bruises on lower legs for 2 years. What are they? Someone told me hemochromatosis

Hemosiderosis: Hemochromatosis is quite different. These marks are commonly melanin and iron deposits in areas of old injury or areas inflamed by chronic edema. If they have been rubbed or scratched due to prolonged itch, there will be reactive lichenification. ...Read more

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My 5 yr old daughter has several bruises in her lower legs but not in other part of her body is this normal?

My 5 yr old daughter has several bruises in her lower legs but not in other part of her body is this normal?

Bruising Below: In pediatric patients of this age group it is very common to see bruising to the anterior legs (shins) and thigh areas. These are often caused by an active child exploring and playing in their world. Frequently they trip and fall, run into objects or strike themselves with toys or other objects which result in the bruising. Most bruises are in various stages of resolution (color) and harmless. ...Read more

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Bruise on lower back calfs, 3 years now. Noticing swelling of lower legs from time to time and pain. Started wearing compression socks to help?

Bruise on lower back calfs, 3 years now. Noticing swelling of lower legs from time to time and pain. Started wearing compression socks to help?

Bruised swollen legs: Sounds like you may have chronic venous insuffiency. Better have your PCP check your legs first to make sure you don't have arterial insuffiency as well. If you do, then using the compression socks might not be a good idea. ...Read more

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Hi. I noticed symmetrical thumbprint sized bruises on the back of my lower legs, no pain. I recently had a positive ANA & is not lupus. Many chronic il?

Hi. I noticed symmetrical thumbprint sized bruises on the back of my lower legs, no pain. I recently had a positive ANA & is not lupus. Many chronic il?

Ecchymoses: These ecchymoses could be due to trauma, bone marrow and other hematologic disorders and platelet disorders, liver disease, vit K deficiency, aspirin or Aleve type medication use or an autoimmune vasculitis. If these bruises continue to appear in the absence of injury, consult a hematologist. ...Read more

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Pain, red hot and tender skin with bruising and swelling of lower legs ankles and feet?

Pain, red hot and tender skin with bruising and swelling of lower legs ankles and feet?

Cellulitis or heart: You may have cellulitis. If the swelling is hot and tender. If you have red hot and tender in both legs then you may have heart failure ...Read more

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I have been getting unexplained random bruises all over my lower legs. I am on implanon. Also get lightheaded disoriented dizzy and see stars at time?

I have been getting unexplained random bruises all over my lower legs. I am on implanon. Also get lightheaded disoriented dizzy and see stars at time?

Need to see your MD: Implanon is implantable birth control device, containing etonogestrel, usually pretty safe, and effective. If you have bruises, you platelet count may be low, may have a reaction see your physician for evaluation and blood tests and treatment (possible removal if it is due to drug reaction). ...Read more

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I have red spots on my lower legs. What could be the cause?

I have red spots on my lower legs. What could be the cause?

Some possibilities..: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a red spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are related to medications, but many times they are not. For unusual rashes, a skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. Other causes include viral infections, allergies and autoimmune reactions, chemical irritants, bug bites, etc... ...Read more

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Over last year or so I've lost the hair only on the outside of both of my lower legs. Besides just friction from pants, what could be cause?

Hair loss: In my experience bilateral hair loss in lower legs is caused mostly by genetic factors and also by peripheral vascular disease which causes reduced blood flow to the lower legs and feet. In your age bracket I suspect a familial history of such lower leg hair loss in the male side. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I was prescribed for Aztor20, 2 wks ago. I have been feeling itchy &numb on my lower legs for last two days. Could this be caused by the meds?

I was prescribed for Aztor20, 2 wks ago. I have been feeling itchy &numb on my lower legs for last two days. Could this be caused by the meds?

Yes: Pruritus is found among people who take Lipitor (atorvastatin), (atorvastatin) especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol. In a study of 129, 976 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) from FDA 2, 655 had Pruritus. ...Read more

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What can cause selling in your lower leg. There is no discoloration, but some minor pain. There are no cuts or bruises. The swelling is not severe?

Varicose veins: The heart pumps blood, under great pressure, out into the arteries, but the blood must return to the heart in veins, which are thinned walled. There is no pump on the return, vein side, and as we get older, some veins bulge and swell, and even leak fluid into the local skin. These are varicose veins and they may cause swelling or a bulge on the lower leg. Keep your legs up, and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Went Er for prickly feeling in Lower legs n kinda heavy feeling n they did X-ray disc all good but now cause anxiety feel like whole body prickly?

Went Er for prickly feeling in Lower legs n kinda heavy feeling n they did X-ray disc all good but now cause anxiety feel like whole body prickly?

Anxiety: Yes, anxiety can cause worsening of symptoms of any kind. Try to relax and realize that this is likely nothing serious abd seek some help to ease your anxiety with therapy. It will all be ok.!! ...Read more

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What are the causes of a brown discoloration on her lower legs?

What are the causes of a brown discoloration on her lower legs?

Aging spots: Brown or other venous stasis lesions on the skin come from long term edema and swelling that damages the skin and makes it appear to age too early. ...Read more

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What causes sm red dots on lower legs?

What causes sm red dots on lower legs?

Dots: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What causes burning feelings in lower legs?

What causes burning feelings in lower legs?

See orthopedist: Extremity nerve compression problems, tendinits or knee problems could cause your symptoms. More likley the burning down the leg could be from sciatica. Sciatica is due to low back issues such as arthritis or disc herniation compressing the sciatic nerve/branches. If symptoms persist or you develop any weakness/paralysis in your lower extremities then seek attention immediately in an er. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in lower legs, tingling pain.?

What can cause pain in lower legs, tingling pain.?

Variable: Could be peripheral neuropathy, referred symptoms from lumbar stenosis or disc herniation, blood vessel insufficiency. Depends perhaps on what activities cause symptoms to get better or worse, whether diabetes is present, etc. A thorough exam may reveal answers. ...Read more

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What causes feet and lower legs to swell when flying?

Swelling: If you sit through the whole flight, you might be blocking the venous return of your lower extremities specially with varicose veins. Standup, strech, walk on the isle. ...Read more

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What would cause a rash on lower legs and lower amrs?

What would cause a rash on lower legs and lower amrs?

Too many possible: There are just too many rashes that it could be. Have it seen by the doctor to find out what it is and how to treat it. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerves in lower back cause asymmetry between lower legs?

Can pinched nerves in lower back cause asymmetry between lower legs?

Yes but: The asymm. May have actually preceded nerve injury. Asymm. In length is common & often leads to scoliosis &/or vertebral malalignment, chronic pain, & nerve injury. Nerve injury can lead to asymmetric muscle balance, unilateral atrophy, abnormal gait, etc. Seeing a good osteopathic dr. Well-versed in treating nerve injury & leg-length discrepancy is a start. PT may be needed to re-educate/rebuild muscle ...Read more

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Weeping of the lower legs, what causes it and what home remedy is good for it?

Very advanced edema: The causes of this are fairly serious problems in the vascular system. Sufficient blockage creates so much lymphatic back-pressure that vessels rupture and fluid seeps out finally through the skin. The internal damage is fairly advanced by this time so other than actions/positions that might feel a bit less painful. Raised leg positions & compression socks might still help some. See a dr for help. ...Read more

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Could the quadratus lumborum cause burning/prickling pain in the upper and lower legs?

Sciatica: You are describing sciatic nerve pain or sciatica, due to compression of the nerve somewhere as it runs from the spinal cord down the leg. Spasm or contraction of the piriformis muscle deep in the buttocks, can cause sciatica. Piriformis syndrome may be causing your symptoms. See your doctor for specific exercises that can help. ...Read more

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What would cause warm sensation in my lower legs on the inside? No obvious reasons. They are not warm to touch but feel very warm to me.

Warmth: There may be some nerve irritation in your legs that makes you feel warmth when there is nothing on the skin. Try a cool pack. Sometimes a topical rub such as icyhot, bengay may help. Possibly, over time it will go away. If not improving or getting worse, please see your doc. ...Read more

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What would cause lower legs to appear pinkish, fairly evenly as in not hivey or bumpy, but blanch when pressed and stay blanched for minutes?

What would cause lower legs to appear pinkish, fairly evenly as in not hivey or bumpy, but blanch when pressed and stay blanched for minutes?

Need more info: Does it hurt? Have you been in the sun? When there is redness that blanches when you touch it, usually it is some form of inflammation. It can be because of sun, food, or some other allergic reaction. Perhaps you used something to shave your legs or for hair removal that you reacted to? ...Read more

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