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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Red Rash On Upper Left Leg

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Left leg really sure. X-rays show no break/chip. Now small red rash/bump on back of thigh above knee. Could this be shingles?

Left leg really sure. X-rays show no break/chip. Now small red rash/bump on back of thigh above knee. Could this be shingles?

Shingles?: Shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus. Therefore, for it to be shingles, the rash must look like chicken pox. The rash starts out as vesicles, or small sized fluid blisters that eventually scab over. If this is what you see, it could be shingles and you should see a doctor right away to be placed on antiviral medication to stave off post herpetic neuralgia, a very painful condition. ...Read more

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Should i seek medical attention? My left leg and foot is so swollen, i can't move my toes. Also has what seems to be a rash that looks like broken blood vessels. My leg is also red and warm to the touch

Should i seek medical attention? My left leg and foot is so swollen, i can't move my toes. Also has what seems to be a rash that looks like broken blood vessels. My leg is also red and warm to the touch

Cellulitis: What you are describing may be either cellulitis (which is an infection of the skin), or DVT (clot in the veins), either of these require urgent treatment and you should go to the emergency room as soon as possible. If cellulitis, then the treatment is antibiotics and local care. If dvt, then the treatment is blood thinners. The er can make the diagnosis and begin treatment. ...Read more

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Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Unrelated symptoms: and sketchy picture, you need to be examined, tell your doctor what you are anxious about, you might need an STD testing, trust your doctor, your information is confidential, good luck ...Read more

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Is overweigth for 50 lbs can cause leg swelling or enlarge leg w/o pain and redness just little big cmpare to left leg after i was cured of cillulitis?

Is overweigth for 50 lbs can cause leg swelling or enlarge leg w/o pain and redness just little big cmpare to left leg after i was cured of cillulitis?

Maybe: I'm going to guess what you are trying to ask here, b/c your question is all over the place. Weight gain can lead to leg swelling, though one would expect both legs to swell. If you had cellulitis in a leg, it can lead to a long standing swelling problem. Consider use of medical compression hose, 20-30mm hg. Knee high should work. ...Read more

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How accurate is a d dimmer test.Had 2 were negative..My left leg is still a little swollen and a little red some pain.What can cause these symptoms?

How accurate is a d dimmer test.Had 2 were negative..My left leg is still a little swollen and a little red some pain.What  can cause these symptoms?

Pretty good: A ddimer, if negative is very accurate. There are many conditions that cause a positive ddimer, but clots nearly always do. If you are really worried, an ultrasound can tell you if there is a clot or not. Without more history it is difficult to say exactly what is going on. Do you have an autoimmune condition? Infection? What did your doc say about it? Ddimer, not perfect, but very good. ...Read more

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I have a rash that itchy, burning, and is painful on my left leg. I also have vericoss veins. What cause this?

I have a rash that itchy, burning, and is painful on my left leg. I also have vericoss veins. What cause this?

Itchy rash: It will be hard to give you an answer without looking at the rash, you need to see your doctor about it for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have had red round burn looking sores on my left leg , they went away and caused scars.Ms & mvp --they are back an my neuro asked me how i got a burn?

I have had red round burn looking sores on my left leg , they went away and caused scars.Ms & mvp --they are back an my neuro asked me how i got a burn?

Probably not related: Ms primarily effects the central nervous system and most commonly results in motor dysfunction whereas peripheral sensory neuropathy is more commonly associated with other co editions or disease such as diabetes. Numbness could result in unrecognized injury.If this is a recurring lesion, i would suggest a possible biopsy to exclude other possible problems. ...Read more

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Left leg swelling and redness, what could it be?

Left leg swelling and redness, what could it be?

Several things: The one thing you want to make sure you don't have first is a blood clot. Clots in deep or superficial veins can do this. It could also be an infection. Need to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Hello I hv cellulitics on left leg. All rashes has been gone but swelling... swelling is till there & it almost one month m suffering from it. ?

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I hv cellulitics on left leg.
All rashes has been gone but swelling...
swelling is till there & it almost one month m suffering from it.
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Chronic lymphedema: Your lymphatic system that drains fluids from various body parts was likely inflamed during the cellulitis. The resulting leg swelling can take months to years to forever to completely resolve. Use compression hose, elevate leg as much as possible above level of heart and consider use of a compression machine or massage to reduce the fluid burden. Consult with a vascular surgeon may be helpful. ...Read more

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I've been having cold chills in only y left leg for a couple of days, it comes and goes, there is never pain, redness or swelling. what could this be?

I've been having cold chills in only y left leg for a couple of days, it comes and goes, there is never pain, redness or swelling. what could this be?

Nerve: This may be an irritable nerve in the leg causing this sensation intermittently. If this symptom persists, a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. Any appropriate testing will be ordered after the assessment. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have one leg .25 in bigger than the other? No redness, swelling or warmth. Just noticed left leg .25 in bigger

Is it normal to have one leg .25 in bigger than the other? No redness, swelling or warmth. Just noticed left leg .25 in bigger

Error in measurement: You have to measure your leg exactly at the same spot otherwise you will find a discrepancy. Bottom line as long as there is no edema redness or swelling or bruises or pain you are OK ...Read more

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Leg pain in lower left leg only hurts when sitting down doesn't hurt walking no redness or swelling started sunday when got out of the car?

JUICE AND BANANA : Is it a muscle cramps or joint pain? Depend where the pain was, was it in the calf or in joint knee or ankle. Make sure you stay hydrated eat banana and drink orange juice take Motrin for the joint pain if no improvement see your pcp. ...Read more

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Last night when I was at church my upper left leg near my groin started hurting. When I got home I looked and there where two black dots and redness ?

Last night when I was at church my upper left leg near my groin started hurting. When I got home I looked and there where two black dots and redness ?

Pain,redness: The combination of pain and associated redness is suspicious of inflammation of infection. An insect bite of ingrown hair may have incited the process. Apply warm packs but have a physician examine you if redness persists or worsens. ...Read more

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Why do I get itchy but have no rashes or bumps? What can I do? It bothers me in my left leg mainly but also everywhere else. What do I do?

Why do I get itchy but have no rashes or bumps? What can I do? It bothers me in my left leg mainly but also everywhere else. What do I do?

Hypothyroidism: can cause this due to dry skin and other factors, hydrate yourself well, moisturize your skin after bathing with cream soap, revisit your doctor for re-evaluation, good luck ...Read more

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Left leg pain moves from ankle to chalf and back of thigh hurts when sitting down and hurts to walk some when walk more pain goes away i think i twisted it why its hurting no swelling no redness ?

Left leg pain moves from ankle to chalf and back of thigh hurts when sitting down and hurts to walk some when walk more pain goes away i think i twisted it why its hurting no swelling no redness ?

Flexibility Issue: There are 2 reasonably unique muscles in the lower body- the hamstrings and calves (gastrocnemius). What makes them unique is that these two muscles cross 2 major joints, which makes them hard to keep stretched out. When we sit, these 2 muscles tighten. Then, when we stand to walk, we are too tight to be comfortably upright. You have got to stay loose throughout the day. Stretch 3-5x each day. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more