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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

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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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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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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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Gangrene (Definition)

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