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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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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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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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