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When sitting up in bed (legs flat), or lying on my back with my knees bent up, both of my legs go numb/tingling. Whats wrong with me?

When sitting up in bed (legs flat), or lying on my back with my knees bent up, both of my legs go numb/tingling. Whats wrong with me?

Exam: You must be examined and checked for vascular disease, neuropathy and possible diabetes. I suggest starting with a complete physical exam an comprehensive blood testing as well as venous/arterial doppler studies of your lower extremities. ...Read more

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My lower legs and feet start tingling and goin numb in minutes when lying flat keeping me from fallin asleep so I sleep sideways. What could this be?

My lower legs and feet start tingling and goin numb in minutes when lying flat keeping me from fallin asleep so I sleep sideways. What could this be?

Pressure on nerves: from the sleep position is most likely at your age. This is not normal, so you should experiment with using pillows under your knees, sleeping on your stomach etc. and also changing sleep position from time to time. If the condition continues or worsens, you should have an examination to be sure that there is not something going on in the spine or in the blood vessels. ...Read more

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The inside of my leg is flat as a board, what could this be? Seems like I have no calves.

The inside of my leg is flat as a board, what could this be? Seems like I have no calves.

Calf atrophy: Sounds like you have bl calf atrophy. The DX depends on how long you have this condition, and whether it is progressing(getting worse). There is a familial dz known as charcot marie tooth where the calf muscles get smaller and smaller (stork legs or reverse champagne bottle calves). Other muscle dystrophies may cause calf atrophy as well. You need to see a medical professional for a complete exam. ...Read more

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Is the patient supposed to lie flat or tilted when undergoing a venogram of the leg?

Is the patient supposed to lie flat or tilted when undergoing a venogram of the leg?

Usually tilting: Usually a tilting table is used for a venogram of the leg- but not always. Different hospitals and radiologist have different procedures for different circumstances. ...Read more

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In my profile pic it's of my friends leg! she said she burned herself with a flat iron and got worse, what is it?

In my profile pic it's of my friends leg! she said she burned herself with a flat iron and got worse, what is it?

Partial Thickness : Hard to see, but looks like a deep first degree or a second degree (partial thickness) burn. Recommend seeing your doctor for these types of burns. Your doctor can prescribe oral & topical medications to help with the discomfort. Infections are not uncommon after this degree of burns and should be assessed for by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a circular flat bump on my leg It has been there for over a year It is a reddish color Sometimes it scabs up. It doesnt hurt What could it be?

I have a circular flat bump on my leg It has been there for over a year  It is a reddish color Sometimes it scabs up. It doesnt hurt What could it be?

Bump on leg: A circular rash that has been there for so long is most likely a fungal infection (tinea carpers) or nummular eczema. There are other possibilities, but these are the most likely one. You may get a response from other physicians about these other possibilities ...Read more

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What should I do to be a bit taller, get a flat belly and thinner legs?

Taller & Thinner.: If you've completed puberty you aren't likely to grow taller. Girls complete puberty by ages 15 to 17 & for boys it is by ages 16 to 17. However, if one enters puberty late, they will usually also complete it late. Our height is largely determined by genetics (our parents' height). If you are healthy (no unusual causes for stunted growth/ smaller stature) then there is not a way become taller. >. ...Read more

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What are the small flat grey skin patches all over my legs?

Keratoses: They are likely benign lesions known as stucko keratoses. These generally occur in people of your age group. Because they're a wide variety of skin lesions which can appear gray in color, it is a good idea to see your dermatologist. In the office, they may feel and see the lesions you are describing. Although rare, some potentially dangerous skin conditions can appear this way as well. ...Read more