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What does it mean when i get easy small bruising on my lower legs?

What does it mean when i get easy small bruising on my lower legs?

?thin blood?: Not sure what the issue is, but low platelet counts can cause easy bruising. Certain medications can thin the blood too, such as Aspirin and Ibuprofen or nsaids. If you bruise easily, see you dr. And have him/her give you and exam including some blood work such as liver function tests, bleeding times and a cbc-diff, best wishes. ...Read more

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Jogging (Definition)

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Have purple blotches look like bruises on lower legs for 2 years. What are they? Someone told me hemochromatosis

Have purple blotches look like bruises on lower legs for 2 years. What are they? Someone told me hemochromatosis

Hemosiderosis: Hemochromatosis is quite different. These marks are commonly melanin and iron deposits in areas of old injury or areas inflamed by chronic edema. If they have been rubbed or scratched due to prolonged itch, there will be reactive lichenification. ...Read more

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My 5 yr old daughter has several bruises in her lower legs but not in other part of her body is this normal ?

My 5 yr old daughter has several bruises in her lower legs but not in other part of her body is this normal ?

Bruising Below: In pediatric patients of this age group it is very common to see bruising to the anterior legs (shins) and thigh areas. These are often caused by an active child exploring and playing in their world. Frequently they trip and fall, run into objects or strike themselves with toys or other objects which result in the bruising. Most bruises are in various stages of resolution (color) and harmless. ...Read more

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Hi.I noticed symmetrical thumbprint sized bruises on the back of my lower legs, no pain. I recently had a positive ANA & is not lupus. Many chronic il?

Hi.I noticed symmetrical thumbprint sized bruises on the back of my lower legs, no pain. I recently had a positive ANA & is not lupus. Many chronic il?

Ecchymoses: These ecchymoses could be due to trauma, bone marrow and other hematologic disorders and platelet disorders, liver disease, vit K deficiency, aspirin or Aleve type medication use or an autoimmune vasculitis. If these bruises continue to appear in the absence of injury, consult a hematologist. ...Read more

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I have been getting unexplained random bruises all over my lower legs. I am on implanon. Also get lightheaded disoriented dizzy and see stars at time?

I have been getting unexplained random bruises all over my lower legs. I am on implanon. Also  get lightheaded disoriented dizzy and see stars at time?

Need to see your MD: Implanon is implantable birth control device, containing etonogestrel , usually pretty safe, and effective. If you have bruises , you platelet count may be low , may have a reaction see your physician for evaluation and blood tests and treatment ( possible removal if it is due to drug reaction ). ...Read more

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Daughter diagnosed with Celiac Disease 8 weeks ago. Now has severe itching on lower legs only at night time. Low white blood count and high Globulin Serum levels. Severe weight loss, and bruising What could cause this? Itching Issues

Daughter diagnosed with Celiac Disease 8 weeks ago. Now has severe itching on lower legs only at night time. Low white blood count and high Globulin Serum levels. Severe weight loss, and bruising  What could cause this? 

Itching Issues

There is a very: characteristic skin rash that accompanies celiac disease: dermatitis herpetiformis. Typically this is a skin manifestation of non-celiac wheat sensitivity. Extremely itchy bumps or blisters appear, especially on the forearms.The lab abnormalities you describe are not typical for celiac; in fact serum globulins may be low. I suspect more than one diagnosis; continue working closely with her Doctor ...Read more

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My ankle and lower legs hurt when i walk or jog. Why is this?

My ankle and lower legs hurt when i walk or jog. Why is this?

Various reasons: Arthritis, tendonitis, calf muscle tightness are some of the many reasons for pain in the ankles when jogging or walking. Get evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist see see what the cause is and a solution. ...Read more

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Need help docs! my ankle and lower legs hurt when i walk or jog. Why is this?

Need help docs! my ankle and lower legs hurt when i walk or jog. Why is this?

Proper support: It sounds like you are getting excess pressure. Try an orthotic for support and alignment. ...Read more

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Why does my lower legs feel like there wet but there not ?

Why does my lower legs feel like there wet but there not  ?

Paresthesia: This sounds like what we would call a paresthesia, feeling something that is not really there or that does not correspond with what something should feel like. It is worth seeing your doctor and being evaluated further for issues with the peripheral nerves ...Read more

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What are the causes of a brown discoloration on her lower legs?

Aging spots: Brown or other venous stasis lesions on the skin come from long term edema and swelling that damages the skin and makes it appear to age too early. ...Read more

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Can I use tigerbalm on my lower legs?

Can I use tigerbalm on my lower legs?

Yes: Yes you can. As long as you avoid touching any mucus membranes, there are no contraindications for use on your lower legs. ...Read more

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What causes sm red dots on lower legs?

What causes sm red dots on lower legs?

Dots: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What causes burning feelings in lower legs?

What causes burning feelings in lower legs?

See orthopedist: Extremity nerve compression problems, tendinits or knee problems could cause your symptoms. More likley the burning down the leg could be from sciatica. Sciatica is due to low back issues such as arthritis or disc herniation compressing the sciatic nerve/branches. If symptoms persist or you develop any weakness/paralysis in your lower extremities then seek attention immediately in an er. ...Read more

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What would cause a rash on lower legs and lower amrs?

What would cause a rash on lower legs and lower amrs?

Too many possible : There are just too many rashes that it could be. Have it seen by the doctor to find out what it is and how to treat it. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about pitting oedima in my lower legs?

Should I be concerned about pitting oedima in my lower legs?

Maybe: There are a lot of things that can cause edema, ranging from something as simple standing on your feet all day, to something that can be life threatening, like heart failure. You can also get edema in the legs after surgery on the hips, legs or knees. It probably needs to be evaluated by your doctor, especially if you're having chest pain or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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How can someone stimulate growth plates in their calfs (lower legs)?

How can someone stimulate growth plates in their calfs (lower legs)?

No way: Estrogen may cause a brief growth spurt but then leads 2 earl closure. It stimulates all growth plate, there is nothing that selective. At ur age u need ur parents 2 be in on ur question and discuss it with then at ur pcp or pedi @ their office. Parents present! ...Read more

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Red itchey spots on lower legs?

Red itchey spots on lower legs?

Dry skin eczema: Nummular (coin shaped) eczema is extremely common on the lower legs. Dry skin starts the condition, and scratching (excoriation) worsens the itch and rash. Usually, a topical steroid is required, often a strong prescription steroid. If your condition worsens with steroids, ringworm (tinea corporis) must be ruled out. In general, i recommend shorter warm showers (not hot), nonscented lotion daily. ...Read more

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What causes water blisters on the lower legs?

What causes water blisters on the lower legs?

Many causes.: Clear blisters can be due to a reaction to a cream, soap, detergent, or lotion. Also, swelling of the legs can be so severe from sunburn or congestive heart failure or poor circulation that blisters can develop. There are other causes as well. To determine which is the case for you, see a doc. ...Read more

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What would cause pain in bones in the lower legs?

What would cause pain in bones in the lower legs?

Not much to go on: But, sometimes joggers experience what is called 'shin'splints'. It can be quite painful, but is generally nothing serious. It's in the location you mention. Otherwise, I don't have enough info to even make another stab. ...Read more

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My feet and lower legs tingle when I uranatennate?

My feet and lower legs tingle when I uranatennate?

Posture?: Are you saying your legs tingle when you urinate? If so, and if it only occurs while standing to urinate, you may have nerve compression in lower lumbar spine. Such isolated symptoms are most unusual. Are you sure this is the only time your legs feel abnormal? ...Read more

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What is leading to my feet, ankles, and lower legs to swell?

What is leading to my feet, ankles, and lower legs to swell?

Many things: You need to see your family doctor for exam. It could be do to high blood pressure, vascular problems, diabetes or a combination of things. ...Read more

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Ecchymoses (Definition)

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more