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I am getting sunken spots in my leg muscles. Am I getting gangrene?

I am getting sunken spots in my leg muscles. Am I getting gangrene?

No, but Dr can check: Gangrene is dead flesh, which would cause not just a "sunken spot" but lots of other symptoms such as pain, swelling, redness, fever, etc..., if it were in or on one's leg muscles. However, "sunken spots" are unusual and should be examined by a primary care doctor. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Recurring red round spot on thigh. When spot comes I get muscle, joint pain, neck pain fatigue, weakness, headaches, decreasing vision, jaw cracking?

Recurring red round spot on thigh. When spot comes I get muscle, joint pain, neck pain fatigue, weakness, headaches, decreasing vision, jaw cracking?

See your Dr.: This combination of symptoms is worrisome. You need to have a good exam and history taken to start to define what it is going on with you. You will probably need to have some labs done as well. ...Read more

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I have blotchy brown circular spots coming from under the skin on my calf muscle (only one leg)?

I have blotchy brown circular spots coming from under the skin on my calf muscle (only one leg)?

Animal at home?: Dogs and cats can give you ringworn, an annular fungus that usually clears with otc lotrimin (clotrimazole). Ask someone you know with pets if they have ever had a rash like yours. If it persists more than 2 weeks see a physician. ...Read more

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Have a sunken spot on my leg. What could it be?

Have a sunken spot on my leg. What could it be?

See a doctor: If you never saw it before, see a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a tender spot in my right legs hamstring. The spot feels a little cool after rubbing it. Pulled/torn muscle?

I have a tender spot in my right legs hamstring. The spot feels a little cool after rubbing it. Pulled/torn muscle?

Hamstring pain: The hamstring in the posterior thigh can be tender for many reasons. If it does not improve, a B mode ultrasound study will be helpful in delineating the etiology. In the interim, use topical heat and consider taking ibuprofen under the guidance of your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Hard lump on lower part of inner left calf muscle when flexing. Not present on other leg. Also odd numb/spasm feeling in same spot when walking stairs?

Hard lump on lower part of inner left calf muscle when flexing. Not present on other leg. Also odd numb/spasm feeling in same spot when walking stairs?

See doc: A hard lump should be evaluated by a doc especially if it hurts and is associated with nerve symptoms. An MRI may be necessary and a biopsy if it is not evident as to what it is. ...Read more

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If you have a foot amputation to get rid of gangrene, will you later need a leg amputation?

If you have a foot amputation to get rid of gangrene, will you later need a leg amputation?

It is possible.: Sometime people go on to have a higher level amputation if the infection is not controlled or if the circulation is not adequate for healing to take place. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a tiny spot of gangrene on my finger tip?

How can I get rid of a tiny spot of gangrene on my finger tip?

Why is it there?: A tiny spot of gangrene will probably heal on its own, but why do you have gangrene of the finger tip? ...Read more

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I have a pulled a muscle on my right back thigh. Yesterday I began getting painful hive spots on my right butt cheek and lower back. Are these related?

Picture would help: If the hive spots are small bubbles/blisters it is possible they are related. That history could be a herpes outbreak. The pain is nerve root mediated.

If the pulled muscle and the hives are actual hives then I doubt they are related.

Sorry, just hard without seeing it. ...Read more

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My calf muscle looks bruised and hurts when I walk on it and I have blood spots at my foot from it, is it bruised? Or strained? Or pulled?

My calf muscle looks bruised and hurts when I walk on it and I have blood spots at my foot from it, is it bruised? Or strained? Or pulled?

Sounds bruised: May be deep bruise or blood may ve from tear in muscle or ligament. Ice andelevate, if not quickly resolving see yourdoctor to rule iut blood clot. ...Read more

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Recently a spot about the size of a quarter has started tingling off & on in my left calf muscle. Not painful. Tweaked nerve?

Either that: Or a varicose vein. Doesn't sound serious in either case. But show it to your doctor just to make sure. ...Read more

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What would cause intermittent pain in left calf? No redness. Just a small spot at the bottom of the inside of the calf muscle.

Pain in calf: The desciption you give makes me think of a muscle or tendon problem. Could be a tendonitis-an irritation of the tendon from overuse, or a muscle strain/tear.
If it continues have your doctor evaluate. ...Read more

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Acute pain in calf muscle at a specific spot. I can feel a slight bulge when I touch the spot. The condition exists from several years.

Acute pain in calf muscle at a specific spot. I can feel a slight bulge when I touch the spot. The condition exists from several years.

May be injured: This sounds like an old injury to the calf muscle which may have resulted in adhesions (scarring) as part of healing. A new growth must also be ruled out. A diagnostic ultrasound can be ordered, but an MRI would be more useful. It needs to be examined. See a podiatrist, foot/ankle specialist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Feels like a cuff around my shin. When I rub my shin lightly I can feel it on calf muscle. No pain, occasional "cool spot" feeling. Thoughts?

Feels like a cuff around my shin. When I rub my shin lightly I can feel it on calf muscle. No pain, occasional "cool spot" feeling. Thoughts?

Referred Sensations: Your are describing/recognizing a common phenomena called Referred Sensations, a common example of which is called Referred Pain, see: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Referred_pain. Underlying all of this is the complexity of how our brain & mind figure out (or don't) a correct/useful correlation between sensation perception and location, a complex process, esp. For deep or rarely felt sensations. ...Read more

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I received a full body massage yesterday and today my left calf muscle has a sore spot. Should I be worried?

I received a full body massage yesterday and today my left calf muscle has a sore spot. Should I be worried?

Probably not: The masseuse probably bruised you. Watch the bruise over the next few days to make sure it begins to disappear. If you easily bruise, you may want to be evaluated by your doctor as this may be a sign of anemia or other illness. But no need to worry at this time as you have a reason for this bruise. ...Read more

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I have a tender painful spot in my left calf muscle, but there is no bruise, it hurts when I press on it?

Vein?: Could be a superficial vein that has clotted for some reason. Try warm compresses. If enlarges, you have leg swelling, pain increases, or you have any skin changes, see you doctor for an exam without delay. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Mark Dickson
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Gangrene (Definition)

A medical term describing the death of body tissue ...Read more