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Causes Of Soft Lump On Lower Legs
I have two lumps on my lower legs, close to my ankles, they are in the same spot but on different legs. They don't hurt, and it goes away when I flex.
Muscle/ Tendon.: Since the lumps are on both legs and appear to be symmetrical, they are probably a variation of or just normal anatomy. What is it that you flex to make them go away? What direction are you flexing it? ...Read more
I have had some insect bites on my lower legs. They have itched for 8 weeks. Not massivly swollen. Just small red lumps. Why won't they heal?
See a dermatologist: Not insect bites now. Perhaps they never were. ...Read more
I have some hard lumps on both of my lower legs on the inside just to the side of my knees and down by my ankles. They hurt more at night and itch?
Itchy lumps: These could be insect bites because of the itching. Nonitching leg nodules are sometimes an autoimmune reaction. Your physician or a dermatologist should be consulted if they persist. ...Read more
I have large lumps under my skin all over my body and a sunburn like rash on my lower legs. What's wrong?
Lipomatosis: This could be lipomatosis. The leg rash is probably not related. You should see a doctor. ...Read more
I have a sunburn looking rash on lower legs also have lumps under my skin walnut to 1/2 orange in size now feeling lumps in stomach. My dr has no clue?
See a dermatologist: You need an experienced skin specialist. Your dr should call a dermatologist to explain that you need prompt attention. When you go, be ready to provide all tests & names of all meds. ...Read more
I've had swollen hard red lumps on my lower legs for a couple of weeks now & severly aching joints (hips, knees & ankles) my ankles are now swollen an?
Lumps aching joints: F of unknown age or location or medical Hx notes: I've had swollen hard red lumps on my lower legs for a couple of weeks now & severly aching joints (hips, knees & ankles) my ankles are now swollen an? ANS: Many things can do. Do u live with ticks carrying Lyme disease? Are you in age range/location for acute rheumatic fever? Always provide at least this information. See local Dr now. ...Read more
I have hard, red, hot lumps on lower legs. Left is worse. Doesn't itch. Leg pain & swelling. Tried Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) hydrocortisone & others. Five days now.?
Need to be seen: Doesn't seem to be allergies, ? Infection rather, kindly get seen by your doctor for full history and physical exam, you may Rx medicines, good luck ...Read more
Swollen hard red lumps on lower legs & ankles swollen w/ very sore hip, knee & ankle joints. Mainly hurts after resting. One heel aches a lot flatfeet?
Needs to be checked: We do not have enough information to tell you what is causing your symptoms of swollen lumps and pain in the joints. We don't know how old you are and what other co existing condition you might have and if you are taking any medicine. Etc. We need a detailed history and physical exam and you may need blood test and if indicated some imaging like xrayes or others like MRI etc, Consult your doctor ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
What would cause my lower legs to feel like something is moving or rolling around in them? This is very strange. I got a lot of health problems anyways.
Many causes.: Clear blisters can be due to a reaction to a cream, soap, detergent, or lotion. Also, swelling of the legs can be so severe from sunburn or congestive heart failure or poor circulation that blisters can develop. There are other causes as well. To determine which is the case for you, see a doc. ...Read more
Not much to go on: But, sometimes joggers experience what is called 'shin'splints'. It can be quite painful, but is generally nothing serious. It's in the location you mention. Otherwise, I don't have enough info to even make another stab. ...Read more
Pigmentary changes: Difficult to say without seeing. Commonly brown discoloration can occur over the skin after inflammation has subsided and healing is occuring in areas of previous rashes. This phenomenon is known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih). On lower legs this can occur after developing chronic stasis dermatitis. Pih usually improves with time. ...Read more
Do not neglect: This! You should have vascular wk up-- see your pcp. ...Read more
Had an emg done. Showed I have narrowing of the nerves in both lower legs. What causes this? Will it get better or worse?
Depends: Emg does not tell you if the nerves are narrow or not, only if the muscles they supply are damaged. Ncs can tell you if the nerves are damaged, but not narrow. Whether or not it will improve will depend on how badly they were involved and your medical history, like if you are diabetic, etc. Speak with a physiatrist. ...Read more
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
Yes: Hormonal changes can lead to lower extremity swelling. ...Read more
Various things: I would recommend seeing your doctor for this. ...Read more
Bruises: Leaking of superficial blood vessels.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a lump/bump on the lower side on my leg on both legs. What may this be and what may be the cause?
Lumps: If the lumps are quite similar in character, size and are on the same location on each leg, they probably are benign and nonpathological. However a physician would have to examine the lumps in order to make a diagnosis. A nonsymetrical Lump in the lower leg may be a varicose vein, inclusion cyst or even small herniation of tissue through a muscle. ...Read more
What causes purple redish blotches on lower legs with white fungus outline around purple redish blotches?
Need info: A picture would help a great deal in figuring this one out. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
Contemplating if I should go to the emergency room for a lump in my back that I believe cause great pain throughout my lower back, butt, & left leg?
No Need for ER visit: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more
Need MD evaluation: Prednisone can cause fluid retention, but not lymphedema. Lymphedema is due to obstruction of the lymphatic channels in the legs and is a hard, "brawny" edema. The fluid retention from prednisone usually "pits" when you press your thumb into the swelling. You have a complicate medical history; edema needs to be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
Lately I've been feeling a pulling sensation in my lower legs, often on the sides of legs, when I lie down or wake up. What could possibly cause that?
See sleep specialist: Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) is a sleep disorder characterized by rhythmic movements of the limbs during sleep. The episodes may last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. See a sleep specialist for consultation and a sleep study (PSG test). ...Read more
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