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What does the hot spot on my leg mean, it comes on go... I'm 50 and still menstruating?

What does the hot spot on my leg mean, it comes on go... I'm 50 and still menstruating?

Vascular: You might want to see a vascular surgeon to evaluate the blood vessels in your leg. I would not ignore this. ...Read more

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When someone has a blood clot and feel the warmth in the leg, what's exactly happening then? Is the blood stuck in 1 spot creating the hot sensation?

When someone has a blood clot and feel the warmth in the leg, what's exactly happening then? Is the blood stuck in 1 spot creating the hot sensation?

Blood clot: A blood clot in the leg usually occurs in a large vein. The clot is irritating to the vein and causes inflammation and swelling and pain. The warmth is from the inflammatory process spreading through the vein. ...Read more

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My husband has extreme swelling in both feet and ankles and hot spot on his right leg the size of my hand. GP tested and said no clot. Any thoughts?

My husband has extreme swelling in both feet and ankles and hot spot on his right leg the size of my hand. GP tested and said no clot.  Any thoughts?

Many Causes: He has been examined by a GP, Besides telling you that there is no clot, what tests if any did he/she ordered. Swelling inbothfeet&legs can be caused by several causes. It can be due to kidney disease, heart disease&heart failure, liver disease, from some prescription meds&sometimes by eating too much salt.Also, due to circulation problems and lymphatic system which usually is only on one sided. ...Read more

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Lower back pain between ribcage and pelvis right side, spot tender to touch, radiating to buttock and leg hot patch made it worse, what could this be?

Lower back pain between ribcage and pelvis right side, spot tender to touch, radiating to buttock and leg hot patch made it worse, what could this be?

Many things: It could be caused by a herniated disc, spinal arthritis, something called spinal stenosis or a list of other things. As always, it is difficult to say what is causing a patients pain without seeing them in person. I would simply admonish you to see your doctor if it is really bothering you. ...Read more

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Seeking cause of intermittent hot spots on legs, no discoloration, lasts up to 1-2 minutes, nothing exacerbates or relieves it, has MS but not DM.

Seeking cause of intermittent hot spots on legs, no discoloration, lasts up to 1-2 minutes, nothing exacerbates or relieves it, has MS but not DM.

Hot spots: These symptoms may be sensory nervous system disorders related to your MS. Your neurologist is best qualified to evaluate you for this and may be able to offer some treatment if he/she agrees that the cause may be the MS. ...Read more

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I suffer with bad knees and knee pain and now I have a purple patch on the back of my leg and I get hot spots allover my legs.why and what is it?

I suffer with bad knees and knee pain and now I have a purple patch on the back of my leg and I get hot spots allover my legs.why and what is it?

Be seen: Skin changes are usually not associated with problems inside the knee itself, so it is probably unrelated to your " bad knees". There are a number of potential causes. I would not hesitate to be seen to have it diagnosed. ...Read more

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What could cause hot spots? (usually on wrists, stomach, or legs) to happen? (hot 2me, not to touch)

What could cause hot spots? (usually on wrists, stomach, or legs) to happen? (hot 2me, not to touch)

Hot spots: This is very unusual. If the hot spots are symmetrical then perhaps you are having some type of peripheral neuritis. If this continues it is best if you see your physician for an examination to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Red swollen hot to touch spots on right leg, about 4 inches round, last for a few days then bruise before going away I am 20 years old, female.?

Red swollen hot to touch spots on right leg, about 4 inches round, last for a few days then bruise before going away I am 20 years old, female.?

Infection?: Red hot swollen spots make me think of infection, perhaps abscess or folliculitis, or sebaceous cysts. Abscesses don't usually go away by themselves but rather need to be drained. Folliculitis might come & go but not usually 4" in diameter (that's huge!). Not common to have several sebaceous cysts in one area. Go see your family doc for evaluation, testing & treatment. Perhaps bleeding disorder? ...Read more

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38w pregnant.noticed legs discolouring and veins protruding when standing. No swelling or pain, no hot spots, in both legs. Disappears when elevated?

Varicose veins: These swollen blood vessels are caused by several aspects of your pregnancy: poor blood return, pressure from the pregnancy, etc. The best relief will be compression hose which will help with support in these last few days of pregnancy. You will need to be fitted for these, so ask your OB where to get them. Elevate your legs often. They will ease up after delivery but may not go away completely ...Read more

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Hot feeling on my right outer thigh.comes and goes all day.just started today.doesn't hurt, just feels like a "hot spot".?

Nerve: This could be meralgia paresthetica which is due to a nerve impingement usually near the groin and is more of a nuisance disorder. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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I was playing basketball and fell, now my knee is hot and has a soft spot on the top of my knee, do I need to get that checked out?

I was playing basketball and fell, now my knee is hot and has a soft spot on the top of my knee, do I need to get that checked out?

Basketball Injury: If you fell and landed on your knee then the odds are that you bruised the kneecap and also the tendon. If you can straighten your knee while seated then you probably did not damage your quadriceps. If there is an area of swelling over the patella and it feels like fluid then it may need to be aspirated. ...Read more

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I have a hot spot to me not to touch, on my inner thigh. Left side only. No redness or vein that I can see. Any idea what would cause that? 32yr femal

I have a hot spot to me not to touch, on my inner thigh. Left side only. No redness or vein that I can see. Any idea what would cause that? 32yr femal

Hot spot on thigh: May be nerve. Is there a bump? May be ganglion cyst. Do you have DM? May be neuropathy As well.could be cyst,early abscess, nerve compression(weight pelvic mass) Rarely could be early zoster(shingles) but lesions should come out in 1 week, or MS(usually numbness). F/U with doc/ urgent care ...Read more

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I have a hot spot on my right calf next to my shin, some times it seems to spread the length of the shin, and sometimes I feel it behind my knee.?

I have a hot spot on my right calf next to my shin, some times it seems to spread the length of the shin, and sometimes I feel it behind my knee.?

Depends: If by "hot spot" you mean an area of redness, swelling, pain and heat this could be serious and you need to see a nurse or physician. Preferably while you are having the feelings! So a walk in clinic if you don't have a doctor who will do same day appts. If it's just a feeling of warmth, then it probably isn't much of anything. Cool compresses might make it feel better and couldn't hurt. ...Read more

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I have a 3 inch, hot, throbbing, swollen, red spot on my calf, I get mild folliculitis sometimes but this looks nothing like that, I am wondering if I should be worried or just let whatever this is run its course?

I have a 3 inch, hot, throbbing, swollen, red spot on my calf, I get mild folliculitis sometimes but this looks nothing like that, I am wondering if I should be worried or just let whatever this is run its course?

Folliculitis : Folliculitis most commonly caused by staph, and we've seen a lot of MRSA lately. Don't let it "run its course ". Please see you doctor or go to urgent care center, if there's an abscess, it has to be lanced and drained and you may need to start appropriate antibiotics ...Read more

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I've had a pinching feeling in one spot in my calf for 3 days when I walk to point my toes but the area isn't red or hot. Could this be a blood clot?

I've had a pinching feeling in one spot in my calf for 3 days when I walk to point my toes but the area isn't red or hot. Could this be a blood clot?

Calf: Does the calf feel tender to touch? Do you feel a bump or lump? Have you been sitting for a long period recently? Any difficulty breathing? Any history of blood coagulation disorders? Let us know. If not, unlikely to be a blood clot; could be a strained muscle. But if you have any of the above, would see MD. ...Read more