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I have spots of rash covering two or three square inches on my legs, could they be related to diabetes, I have never been diagnosed. 44 male?

I have spots of rash covering two or three square inches on my legs, could they be related to diabetes, I have never been diagnosed. 44 male?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rash between my legs after having sex with my type 2 diabetes husband?

What to do if I have rash between my legs after having sex with my type 2 diabetes husband?

Hard to say?: This is difficult to say without having a visual on it. My best guess since this cropped up after sexual relations would be that it is a local irritation. This should clear up with some topical 1% hydrocortisone ointment for three or four days. ...Read more

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Hi I have diabetes and have a rash on my hand but I also have it on the very upper part and inside my upper leg it itches so bad please help me reliev?

Hi I have diabetes and have a rash on my hand but I also have it on the very upper part and inside my upper leg it itches so bad please help me reliev?

Antifungal: It is difficult to tell the cause of a rash without seeing it but a common type of rash that is itchy is a yeast or fungal rash. I would first try an over the counter yeast treatment like lamisil (terbinafine) cream (terbinifine). It can take several weeks applying the cream bid to get rid of the rash. If this does not work then I suggest seeing your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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What are diabetes symptoms in the legs?

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What are diabetes symptoms in the legs?

Diabetes: Tingling/numbness in feet, cuts/bruises that are slow to heal, loss of feelings in feet due to neuropathy, and dry skin which may peel or crack. ...Read more

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Why in diabetes the legs hurt?

Why in diabetes the legs hurt?

Neuropathy &/or PAD: Two common conditions that effect the legs can occur with diabetes. Neuropathy: nerve damage that typically causes numbness, tingling, and burning in the feet & peripheral arterial disease: blocked arteries in the legs that can cause muscle pain with walking and can contribute to diabetic foot ulcers and poor wound healing. Also consider muscle pain from statin drugs to treat high cholesterol. ...Read more

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Can Diabetes cause Hematoma in the legs?

Can Diabetes cause Hematoma in the legs?

Hematoma: Unlikely but strange things do happen.
Please see your doctor as soon as possible. If there is a delay in appointments go to the nearest Emergency facility. ...Read more

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What are other causes of leg/feet neuropathy besides diabetes?

What are other causes of leg/feet neuropathy besides diabetes?

Many: There are so very many causes of neuropathy that space here would simply not allow. However, the most common causes besides diabetes would include alcoholism, toxicity (seen in patients who have been exposed to heavy metals or chemotherapeutic agents and radiation), nutritional deficiencies, genetic, compression, certain arthridites and many more. Some are never sourced and are called idiopathic. ...Read more

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I have been getting pain in my front lower legs while walking. Is this related to my diabetes?

I have been getting pain in my front lower legs while walking. Is this related to my diabetes?

Possibly: There would have to be tests done to determine if the pain is the result of blood vessel blockage or just a muscular reaction to the activity. If it is blood vessel blockage it is most likely related to the diabetes. It can be treated by medication and, sometimes, surgery. If it is muscular a program of physical theray with graded exercises would help. ...Read more

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My husband has been told he has diabetes many years ago. Now, when he drinks a few drinks of soda, he gets a bad pain in his leg, it starts at the top and travels down near his ankle. Can this be linked to his diebetes? He has never followed up with his d

My husband has been told he has diabetes many years ago. Now, when he drinks a few drinks of soda, he gets a bad pain in his leg, it starts at the top and travels down near his ankle. Can this be linked to his diebetes? He has never followed up with his d

Get treated: What you are describing is possibly neuropathy caused by nerve damage from the diabetes. If he was diagnosed many years ago he should get treated. The disease is not going to go away by itself. He waits long enough and the effects will be permanent and spread upward. He's playing with fire by not getting this treated. At the very least, stop drinking sodas... ...Read more

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Please tell me can diabetes cause numbness in legs?

Please tell me can diabetes cause numbness in legs?

Absolutely: Peripheral neuropathy, the fancy doctor words for abnormal nerve function in the extremities, is a well known side effect of diabetes. That's why diabetics have to pay special attention to their feet and legs. You can develop nerve problems and injure yourself and not even not I ...Read more

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How does diabetes cause people to lose a foot or a leg?

How does diabetes cause people to lose a foot or a leg?

Infection: An infection can develop in people who have diabetes and open wounds. If these wounds go untreated they can lead to amputations. The most common cause of amputation in diabetics is neuropathy and poor circulation. If you think you have problem with your feet and you are diabetic seek medical attention by a board certified podiatric surgeon. Visit www. Eastpennfoot. Com for more info. ...Read more

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Diabetes-can you experience a warm sensation in your leg or feet?

Diabetes-can you experience a warm sensation in your leg or feet?

Yes: Diabetics are at increased risk of peripheral neuropathy, which can manifest with numbness, tingling, sharp pain, warm or cold feeling, or loss of sensation. It is directly related to the control of blood sugar and number of years with diabetes. Have your doctor check your hemoglobin a1c and do a neurological exam. ...Read more

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My dad has diabetes his legs are all chapped and getting dark. Is this serious?

My dad has diabetes his legs are all chapped and getting dark. Is this serious?

See your doctor: Lots of diabetics have weak veins which can cause stasis dermatitis and weeping ulcers. This is a benign condition and we typically use compression stockings. Other things to consider include cellulitis (skin infection) and most importantly peripheral vascular disease (blockage of leg arteries). Infection and pvd can be serious. I would recommend having him see the dr. To diagnose it asap. ...Read more

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I just had a vein rupture out of my leg and I want to know if this is bad becuase I got diabetes?

I just had a vein rupture out of my leg and I want to know if this is bad becuase I got diabetes?

Let me explain: To have this vein rupture most likely is not serious issue, but treat it with caution, warm compress (moist heat) frequently and be sure that blood sugar under control, if you have any problem, contact you doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does sores on legs that leak clear fluid indicate diabetes?

Does sores on legs that leak clear fluid indicate diabetes?

Sores on legs: Hello. Thank you for asking this question. Diabetes is diagnosed with a blood test. While there may be signs and symptoms associated with it, the diagnosis is based on blood sugar levels. Sores leaking clear fluid may arise for many reasons. If you have swelling in your legs and poor blood flow, there may be an underlying illness that should be investigated. ...Read more

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What causes diabetes patients to get pain in the legs and feet?

Vascular disease: Diabetes injures the smallest blood vessels in the body. The vascular system is like a tree and the smallest blood vessels are furthest away from the heart. Like the smallest branches are furthest away from the trunk. The feet and lower legs have small blood vessels. When these are damaged the nerves and muscles cannot get proper blood supply, and therefore cannot get oxygen. Thus pain. ...Read more

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Could you recommend tablet for swelling in legs due to diabetes?

Could you recommend tablet for swelling in legs due to diabetes?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the legs can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Shaky legs after eating? No sign of diabetes. What else could this be?

Shaky legs after eating? No sign of diabetes. What else could this be?

Don't know: These symptoms merit a medical evaluation by a doctor to figure out the problem, particularly if recurrent. ...Read more

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My mom (55 years old) has diabetes, she's been medicated. Problem is she's feeling numbness on her legs. Is it related?

Probably: Diabetes commonly is associated with peripheral neuropathy, which is damage to the nerves, usually beginning in the ends of the nerves. Diabetes medications and other ways of controlling diabetes can help control and slow down the progression of the neuropathy. There are over the counter (acetyl l carnitine) and prescription (gabapentin) treatments for symptoms related to diabetic neuropathy. ...Read more

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I have tingling in my toes that have painful radiating up my leg. I have no history of injury or diabetes. Is this neuropathy?

I have tingling in my toes that have painful radiating up my leg. I have no history of injury or diabetes. Is this neuropathy?

It could be: This very could be neuropathy. Usually there is no weakness. I recommend you see a neurologist and get electro diagnostic studies performed. ...Read more

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I get pain in my legs at night. No diabetes.?

I get pain in my legs at night. No diabetes.?

See your doc: I recommend visiting your family physician to better determine the underlying cause of your ailment. Wishing you the very best! ...Read more

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What can be done for neuropathy that is not caused by diabetes. There is no pain, just loss of feeling, leg strength and balance.

What can be done for neuropathy that is not caused by diabetes. There is no pain, just loss of feeling, leg strength and balance.

Many other causes: Search for an answer may be arduous. Emg can sort into categories and appropriate blood and urine studies be provide discovery. Need to classify by fibre size, and presence or absence of inflammation. If, in the end, no evidence of medication or toxin cause, may want to treat symptomatically with drugs such as Lyrica (pregabalin) or cymbalta, but would not hurt to try metanx twice daily for at least a year. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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