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Doctor insights on: Cold Sores On Lower Left Leg Symptoms

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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I've had cold sores once per year for years but now have herpes once a month on different parts of my skin like elbow, knee. Why? I don't play sports

I've had cold sores once per year for years but now have herpes once a month on different parts of my skin like elbow, knee. Why? I don't play sports

This is something : I think would be better handled by your primary doctor.If they feel it's herpes outbreak monthly or more frequently:you could be prescribed medication.This medince could be taken daily to supress frequent outbreaks. ...Read more

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Cluster of small, somewhat red raised bumps, not itchy, on upper thigh. Is this genital herpes? Never been sexually active, had cold sores in the past

Cluster of small, somewhat red raised bumps, not itchy, on upper thigh. Is this genital herpes? Never been sexually active, had cold sores in the past

Not herpes : You cannot have genital herpes if you never had sex; genital herpes is unlikely to first show up as a rash on the thigh; and your description doesn't sound like HSV. This definitely is not genital herpes, and also not HSV1 from your oral infection. If the rash continues to bother you or doesn't clear up, see a doctor for professional diagnosis. ...Read more

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Son may have cold sore, touching it and then grabbed my leg/underwear up my skirt. I'm 36 wks prego. Worried about herpes and baby. Can I get it?

Son may have cold sore, touching it and then grabbed my leg/underwear up my skirt. I'm 36 wks prego. Worried about herpes and baby. Can I get it?

No cause for worry: Herpes is not by such contact. To be ultra safe, mention this to your obstetrician. If she feels it necessary, you can have a blood test to see if you might already have HSV1; if so, you can't get it again. Until your baby is a month old, it will be important to prevent intimate contact of your baby with your son (e.g. no kissing). Otherwise no worries!. Best wishes for you and your growing family ...Read more

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Sharp pain in ankle while running. Day after ankle feels hot/cold. Sore feeling with random sharp pains running up leg?

Sharp pain in ankle while running. Day after ankle feels hot/cold. Sore feeling with random sharp pains running up leg?

Tendinitis : Those symptoms are consistent with an inflamed tendon in the ankle area. Could also possibly be a nerve irritation based on the hot cold and sharp pains. Best to have the condition evaluated by your local podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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I am a 44 year old female whose lower left leg is always cold below the knee and alse aches quite a bit?

I am a 44 year old female whose lower left leg is always cold below the knee and alse aches quite a bit?

Circulation: You should have a venous and arterial study of your leg. Circulation problems can be venous or arterial in origin. Go to www.Phlebology.Org and put in your zip code. Find a vein specialist in your area to get a venous doppler duplex exam and go to your family practice doctor and have him check your pulses in your leg. ...Read more

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Weakness, numbing in left arm.. Feels like it's going to fall asleep. Always cold. Red blotches after shower. Decreased response to stimuli. Happens to lower left leg as well. ?

Weakness, numbing in left arm.. Feels like it's going to fall asleep. Always cold. Red blotches after shower. Decreased response to stimuli. Happens to lower left leg as well. ?

Needs evaluation!: The most concerning thing about your question is the distribution of the symptoms: left arm and left leg. It would be more reassuring if it was all over. This needs full neurologic evaluation; have your doctor refer you to a neurologist. Causes might range from a problem with your sympathetic nervous system to MS ... or just normal for you. But it needs to be checked our thoroughly. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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My mom handed me a mug she doesn't have a cold sore. I have PJ bottoms on I then scratched my thigh while I have PJs on. Can I get genital herpes?

Your question: Doesn't really make a lot of sense to me. I can't quite follow it. But basically you need to know that genital herpes requires close skin to skin contact. It doesn't leap through clothing like pjs. ...Read more

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I have two pinkish bumps on my inner thigh. They don't hurt and aren't itchy that much at all. It looks like a cold sore in a way. Any idea?

I have two pinkish bumps on my inner thigh. They don't hurt and aren't itchy that much at all. It looks like a cold sore in a way. Any idea?

Go see your doctor: I hate to say it but there's not enough information for us/me to hazard a guess. Your doctor needs to examine you and take a thorough history. After all, the possibilities are almost endless ranging from lipoma to sebaceous cyst to ingrown hair to who knows what. Bottom line, go see your doc & give her/him as much info (history) as possible including travel, new meds & foods plus ill contacts. ...Read more

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My left leg is swollen and ice cold anyone know what this could be signs of?

My left leg is swollen and ice cold anyone know what this could be signs of?

Blod clot?: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor as soon as possible. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my lower left leg, what can this be the result of? A circulation problem?

I have a pain in my lower left leg, what can this be the result of? A circulation problem?

Several things: Some are: phlebitis (inflammation/clot in vein of leg), arterial--vascular--insufficiency, muscle strain, tendon or ligament problem, degenerative process in knee or sac around knee known as bursa, which is inflammed (bursitis), forms a cyst (popliteal cyst), then ruptures, causing pain and swelling down calf and leg. This last cause can exactly mimic phlebitis. Needs doctor's hx, px, dx, rx. ...Read more

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Lower back tingling , left leg

Lower back tingling , left leg

What's your question: We need more info regarding your post. Low back pain from high velocity or energy injury & trauma is more worrisome. Numbness, tingling & weakness of a leg is worrisome. So is incontinence & inability to walk normally. Most low back pain from low energy injury will resolve in 6wks. Check out http://www.Choosingwisely.Org/doctor-patient-lists/american-academy-of-family-physicians/ re xrays/imaging. ...Read more

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Im getting these lower back /abnorminal pains that are hurting my left leg?

Im getting these lower back /abnorminal pains that are hurting my left leg?

Work up: I would suggest getting a full medical work up, including blood chemistries, orthopedic and neurological evaluations since may be related to inflammation/damage to the nerves in the leg. ...Read more

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