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I have red bumps on my legs that hurt and my ankle hurts. What could this be?

I have red bumps on my legs that hurt and my ankle hurts.  What could this be?

Erythema nodosum: This could represent a condition called erythema nodosum which is a reaction to an infection or some other internal problem such as tb, sarcoma, strep infection. See a doctor for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Red Bumps (Definition)

Red bumps is a symptom in which a person has a rash of raised spots on the skin, and the spots are redder than the normal skin. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, infection, hormonal changes, ...Read more


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Itchy, red bumps on legs/ankles?

Itchy, red bumps on legs/ankles?

Dermatitis: Of some sort. Rashes or skin conditions are much easier diagnosed by seeing them. You can try an over the counter cortisone creams nd if no improvement see the dermatologist. A prescription med may be needed. Try not to itch. ...Read more

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About a month or 2 ago my legs and ankles started swelling, red bumps, very sore and a week ago started oozing clear fluid?

About a month or 2 ago my legs and  ankles started swelling, red bumps, very sore and a week ago started  oozing clear fluid?

See a doctor: The weeping from the skin might represent lymphatic issues and you want to get the proper care to prevent issues such as scarring or infection. Talk to your doctor about this, and he/she can also determine if it is something else. ...Read more

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I have tons of defined circular, raised red bumps on both legs, between my knees & ankles. They often itch. No new soaps, not razor burn. Advice?

I have tons of defined circular, raised red bumps on both legs, between my knees & ankles. They often itch. No new soaps, not razor burn. Advice?

Eczema vs. Psoriasis: Raised defined circular red bumps on skin could be a form of psoriasis or a type of eczema. You need to see a dermatologist or podistrist for evaluation and treatment. Your doctor may perform bloodwork on you to see if you have any signs of auto-immune disease and/or they may prescribe oral and/or topical medications to help resolve this skin issue. ...Read more

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I have these weird red bumps on my legs , at first I thought it was an allergic reaction but then it started spreading and they kind of hurt . Any ide?

See dermatologist: Allergy reaction does not cause pain but an infection or vasculitis can. If this occurs only on one side of the body , one needs to rule out shingles which can be brought on by stress in a person of your age. Do consult your doctor since early treatment with an antiviral drug may reduce the complication from shingles. Whether shingles or not, they need be looked at ASAP. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my upper leg. They don't itch or hurt?

I have red bumps on my upper leg. They don't itch or hurt?

Monitor situation: Without seeing your leg it is difficult to determine what if anything this might be. I would say you should continue to monitor the situation. If they start to itch or get bigger than have a physician look at it. ...Read more

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Ankle Pain (Definition)

Ankle pain is a symptom in which a person has pain in one or both ankles. Pain can be caused by ...Read more