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Indentation When I Press My Leg
Should I be overly concerned with swelling in my legs? I am a diabetic and have been having swelling in my legs to where it leaves an indentation when I press on them, even in the morning when I have been off my feet all night, they are still swelled.
If you press your finger on your skin, leg and the deep round indentation remains for a while, what does it imply.
Why is one of my legs bigger than the other? It is swollen and when you press on it, you leave an indentation in the skin. What causes this?
I was at the beach and got sunburn on my legs, I noticed this evening that if I press on my leg near my shinbone it leaves a indentation. Common?
At 6 months post op total knee replacement, is it normal to still have tightness & swelling of knee and when I press on the leg to have indentations?
Knee replacement: 6 months after total knee replacement, swelling should be resolved. If it persists, there are several possibilities, including infection, irritation from the components, scar tissue formation, or instability of the knee. Recommend thorough evaluation of the knee by your surgeon, to include detailed physical exam of knee, x-rays, infection lab tests, and possible CT scan. ...Read more
Possibly a: Previous injury area? It is certainly nothing serious. ...Read more
I've noticed that my right leg has an indentation in it when I straighten it out. It's on the right side of my leg. What could be causing it?
No picture: Cannot be answered without a photo or exam. ...Read more
Edema: A long lasting dent in your leg would signify to me that you are accumulating fluid in that leg, which could be worrisome. It is hard for me to say anything decided to leave without examining you, but I would see a doctor, especially if you have a history of shortness of breath, heart problems, or weight fluctuations. ...Read more
I have an oblong vertical indentation on my lower left leg to the right of the shin. What could be causing it & what kind of dr. Should I see?
See doctor: You need to start with your primary care physician first to examined it physically, so that a preliminary diagnosis can be made. Then your pcp will be able to tell you the next step, or if imaging is needed, and refer you to the right person to see for further workup if needed. This is something that you would want to have documented in your chart. ...Read more
I have a weird indentation about 2 inches long and mildly irritated feeling at the back of my leg, behind my knee. What is this?
See doctor: The weird indentation with mild irritation at the back of knee needs to be seen by a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and to be treated ...Read more
I rolled up my pants up to my calf and that night my ankle was swollen and leg had indentation and swollen. Today leg still has indentation.?
I would rule out: A clot ASAP. Then take it from there. If you must go to an ER then do so. ...Read more
2 inch scar-like indentation on the back of my leg behind knee. Mild inflammation/pain feeling. What could this be?
Knee pain: Pain behind the knee with swelling could mean an inflamed vein or thrombophlebitis. I would try a cool compress/water to apply on the leg and also would try an anti inflammatory like motrin or advil (ibuprofen) as needed. If you have persistent pain or trouble breathing it might indicate a more serious problem and you should see your doctor about it. Best to see your doctor about it. Good luck! ...Read more
I have very dry skin:flakes on my legs/public area. Crater like indentation on my pubic area, feels flat but when push the skin can see dents?? Nopain
Too many issues: You really need to see your dermatologist. These signs don't fit any specific pattern. ...Read more
How long for shave biopsy of freckle to heal on upper leg (vastus medialis)? 3 months and still dark red/patchy indentation. Thx
May not completely: The legs are one of the worst areas for healing. Do not expect to get perfect smooth skin at the biopsy site. Any time you cut or break the skin, a mark will almost always be left. That being said, after 3 months, I don't know how much more healing you will get. It can take up to a year to see the full healing. The color can be treated with lasers but the indenting may be permanent. ...Read more
Big indentation between ankle and calf muscle on one leg compared to the other. Almost feels like lump. Painless and been there 1 year. What is this?
Indentation Painless: Noticing an indentation in your leg that was not here before should be evaluated by an orthopedist or podiatrist. They will see if it has any serious signs and also test the muscles tendons nearby. Dr rich blake. ...Read more
What is foraminal narrowing and ventral thecal sac indentation? I also have osteoarthritis in my back alon with nerve pain in both legs
How to improve atrophic scars on the shins? I have several small indentations from injuries on my lower legs. My derm says there is nothing I can do!
Derm is correct: So you have some scars on your legs. I have some, too. They are from football, but people prefer my exciting war stories. My friends all wish they had some of their own. ...Read more
I noticed a flat red rash on shins, no itch and a small indentation on my left leg. 38+ weeks pregnant. Is this normal?
Swelling: At this stage of pregnancy the uterus impedes venous return which leads to swelling in your legs. After a while this can result in a flat skin rash that doesn't itch and pitting edema.When u press on the leg it causes a pit or dent. Keep ur feet up as much as possible, wear maternity support hose, and it will improve after you have the baby. Do discuss this with your doctor. It can b a sign of toxemia ...Read more
My Sister is experiencing neck pain and back pain. The following also describe her: Headache and Pain shooting down the leg. Her MRI findings are DIFFUSE DISC BULGE AT CV4. CV5 AND CV5.CV6 CAUSING THECAL SAC INDENTATION What should she do?
I have a large indentation on my left breast when I raise my arms above my head. I also am swollen under my left arm, leg, feet and ankle.?
See your doctor: Any abnormal swelling or indentations need to be seen. See your doctor promptly. All the best. ...Read more
Improve tone: The use of a leg press if performed under supervision or appropriate guidance will likely accomplish improvement in muscle tone of the lower extremities and buttocks. If performed improperly or excessively could lead to injury. ...Read more
Hi, popped an adductor leg pressing. I'm middle-aged, how long ay it take before I should exercise the area again?
Depends: .........on the extent of the injury. See your doctor for complete evaluation. ...Read more
YES: Exercise is a common way the hymen is broken. ...Read more
Edema: The leg and ankle swelling indicates fluid leaking out of blood vessels and accumulating in the tissues. This may be due to fluid overload, infection, inflammation, heart or kidney failure, certain medications, and prolonged standing or sitting. Things that can help include moving your legs, raising your legs, losing weight, and a low-salt diet. See your doctor if the swelling gets worse. ...Read more
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