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I have a swollen knee?

I have a swollen knee?

Then get it examined: There are numerous causes of knee inflammation. See a rheumatologist. X rays and examination of the joint fluid should give you the cause. ...Read more

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I have been told I have venous insufficiency. I have it on my legs. My legs are discolored, like a big bruise. Lately it is getting worse. Any solutions? I am starting to get very concerned.

I have been told I have venous insufficiency. I have it on my legs. My legs are discolored, like a big bruise. Lately it is getting worse. Any solutions? I am starting to get very concerned.

MD evaluation: The discoloration is likely related to vein problems. My feeling is once you note skin changes treatment is strongly advised to prevent further progression. You should see a vein expert and have ultrasound exam to locate the source of the problem. Treatment would then be directed to correction of this. Over the long term, patients with skin changes often benefit from wearing compressive hose. ...Read more

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I have a swelling on my leg and it pains a lot especially when i am walking,?

I have a swelling on my leg and it pains a lot especially when i am walking,?

Been examined yet?: 1st step to treating the problem's knowing its cause. Have you been examined by a doctor to determine its EXACT CAUSE? If not that needs to be done then, the the right treatment can be started. Can you post a photo of the swelling itself? A picture of one leg compared to the other will help. Send your picture to: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi for an opinion if you wish. Thnx for your question. ...Read more

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My right leg and right arm have been going numb. I have had diabetes for 22 years now. I also have a hump on my back they called it a buffalo hump?

My right leg and right arm have been going numb.  I have had diabetes for 22 years now.    I also have a hump on my back they called it a buffalo hump?

See your doctor: Numbness from diabetes is usually only in the legs and usually on both sides at the same time. If you have a buffalo hump you need an evaluation to be sure that you do not have an overactive adrenal gland called cushing's syndrome. There are simple blood test to screen for this condition that can cause diabetes and a lot of other serious health problems. Be sure to get an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have blisters on my right ankle and a little swelling and I feel like I have a bruise underneath?

I have blisters on my right ankle and a little swelling and I feel like I have a bruise underneath?

Sorry, not enough: info to give you helpful information. If it concerns you, please resubmit your question with more detail. for example, have you had a recent injury, on your feet along or are a runner? Also, what kind of shoes do you wear? Hope this helps. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I constantly have a swollen thumb. Could I have a syndrome?

I constantly have a swollen thumb. Could I have a syndrome?

Swollen thumb : Syndrome of poliicus ginormus? Unlikley, but you couldhave an infection, gout, tendonitis, arthritis or another acquired condition. Finally there is a real condition called macrodactyly that give enraged tissues but youd have that form a very young age. ...Read more

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I have some swelling on my right hip and a little pain...what could this be? Also i have been sleeping on a hard mattress for over 20 years,

I have some swelling on my right hip and a little pain...what could this be? Also i have been sleeping on a hard mattress for over 20 years,

Possibly busitis: You don`t mention where the hip swelling is, putting together it is a mildly tender swelling, you sleep on a hard mattress on your side, it is likely you have a trochanteric bursitis. This can be confirmed by having your PCP examine you and test you as needed. ...Read more

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I hit my leg on a metal bar, now i have a sore and two swollen bumps, and it hurts but i can walk?

I hit my leg on a metal bar, now i have a sore and two swollen bumps, and it hurts but i can walk?

Cold then Warm: It seems that you have damaged some tissues that are a bit deeper under the skin as well as a surface wound. Keep the wound clean. For the first 24 hours apply cold to the swollen area. After 24 hours apply heat to hasten the removal of the trapped tissue fluid and/or blood. If the area doesn't improve over the next few days have it examined. ...Read more

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I have a stiff swollen right calf. I can walk and there was no trauma, just random. Why would it swell?

I have a stiff swollen right calf. I can walk and there was no trauma, just random. Why would it swell?

Strain vs. bloodclot: See a doctor there is a possibility you have a blood clot (DVT) in your leg which can have serious consequences. It could be caused by a muscle strain (tearing of the muscle). Get checked out asap! ...Read more

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I suffer from painful vericous veins in my leg. Should I get this looked at?

I suffer from painful vericous veins in my leg.  Should I get this looked at?

Absolutely: Contrary to popular belief, varicose veins can and do cause symptoms including swelling and pain. Treatment options have changed in the past decade, and there are minimally invasive treatments offered in the office. Contact a vascular vein specialist for your evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been having swelling in my left foot and anklle. What could it be?

I have been having swelling in my left foot and anklle.  What could it be?

Dm complication?: Although swollen foot and ankle could be from any reason, due to your past medical history dm could lead to complications that may exacerbate this. If you have tingling or burning, you may have less sensitivity to trauma and that could have lead to the swelling. Or vascular complications could also occur. Other reasons: gout, infection, charcot arthropathy, trauma, arthritis, etc. ...Read more

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I have recently had a blood clot in my leg i had DVT but I have this pain in my lower left arm an it's so painful it hurts an turns colors?

I have recently  had a blood clot in my leg i had DVT  but I have this pain in my lower left arm an it's so painful it hurts an turns colors?

See a doctor : You may have more circulatory problems you need to go have a work up, if you haven't already for thrombophilia.. A bold clotting profile. Who is following you sice your blood clot? Please call them now or go to a vein specialist: www.Phlebology.Org for doc in your area. Go to urgent care if you can't contact your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a hot feeling at the tops of my legs I have had a urine infection could I still have it?

I have a hot feeling at the tops of my legs I have had a urine infection could I still have it?

It's possible: With your persistent symptoms and history of a UTI, it would be best for you t get a check up and assure the UTI is full resolved. ...Read more

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What would cause my bottom eyelid to be numb? I have a little pain when i press on my cheek bone but I have no bruising. Nor have i had an accident?

What would cause my bottom eyelid to be numb? I have a little pain when i press on my cheek bone but I have no bruising. Nor have i had an accident?

Prob nothing, but...: One of the symptoms of orbital tumors is numbness of the lower lid. However, chances are, its nothing, but you should definitely get it checked out by an ophthalmologist, just in case... ...Read more

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