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I have swollen ankles pain around ankles up back of legs red raised lumps 2, on each knee sore to touch turn to bruise next day vericous veins?

I have swollen ankles pain around ankles up back of legs red raised lumps 2, on each knee sore to touch turn to bruise next day vericous veins?

Have it looked at: A sprain injury can result in redness, bruising, swelling, pain, and possibly instability of the involved area. An x-ray will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My legs are covered in bruises and my shins hurt. I've had problems with nause, bleeding gums, and night sweats.

My legs are covered in bruises and my shins hurt. I've had problems with nause, bleeding gums, and night sweats.

Have a medical check: You should go see your doctor and have them check you and run some simple tests like a CBC and platelet count. I hope you do not have low platelet count. This would be my first thought. But many blood disorders can cause bruising especially if the platelets counts are low due to lack of production in the bone marrow or increased consumption like in itp. ...Read more

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I've had swollen hard red lumps on my lower legs for a couple of weeks now & severly aching joints (hips, knees & ankles) my ankles are now swollen an?

I've had swollen hard red lumps on my lower legs for a couple of weeks now & severly aching joints (hips, knees & ankles) my ankles are now swollen an?

Lumps aching joints: F of unknown age or location or medical Hx notes: I've had swollen hard red lumps on my lower legs for a couple of weeks now & severly aching joints (hips, knees & ankles) my ankles are now swollen an? ANS: Many things can do. Do u live with ticks carrying Lyme disease? Are you in age range/location for acute rheumatic fever? Always provide at least this information. See local Dr now. ...Read more

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Why is my left foot and ankle so swollen.have vericos veins and looks purpleish down foot .had cramp on inside of lft thigh.hands and legs get numb.

Why is my left foot and ankle so swollen.have vericos veins and looks purpleish down  foot .had cramp on inside of lft thigh.hands and legs get numb.

Vein problems: you are having vein problems beside your varicoses vein,your deep vein system is not working as good as it supposed to be,that why you are having the swelling and the discoloration. you need to wear knee high pressure stocking all the time,you can takes them off while you are in bed and while you are keeping your legs elevated. avoid long standing,and sitting,walk frequently.and keep your legs up. ...Read more

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Why at night especially do my shins & calfs get sharp shooting pains, also fron the knee down on both legs swell up. Especially my feet & ankles & stay that way for days ?

Why at night especially do my shins & calfs get sharp shooting pains, also fron the knee down on both legs swell up. Especially my feet & ankles & stay that way for days ?

Two problems: You have swelling, and shooting pains to the lower legs. I would make sure you are not pregnant, don't have varicose veins, are not flat footed (if so wear arch supports), if on any medications - check side effects, type of shoes you've been wearing? The shooting is usually nerve related but the swelling can be causing pressure on the nerves. If persists see a oc. ...Read more

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Both of my feet and ankles are very swollen and painful ! Also my hands are swlen and itchy! I elevate my legs and the swelling does go down a little?

Both of my feet and ankles are very swollen and painful ! Also  my hands are swlen and itchy! I elevate my legs and the swelling does go down a little?

Varicose vein/c doc: Although this may just be from varicose veins, since they are painful, you need to see your doctor to make sure that you do not have a blood clot in the leg veins which may lead to life-threatening consequence if not treated . That swollen and itchy hands are likely from contact allergy (something you use on your hands) which may require a dermatology consultation. ...Read more

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My knees and legs hurt when I bend down. And at the top of my leg groin area hurts?

My knees and legs hurt when I bend down.  And at the top of my leg groin area hurts?

Query hip problem?: Pain in the groin area may be caused by hip joint problems, or sometimes other causes. A simple but qualified examiner should easily be able to tell you if the pain is due to the hip. You can go online to PainSpot.com, and click on the button where your pain is, then answer the questions. Print out the results for your doctor to see. ...Read more

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14 days ago swollen itchy area on outside of lower legs, one week later it causes swollen round areas on tops of knees and now where leg meets by butt?

14 days ago swollen itchy area on outside of lower legs, one week later it causes swollen round areas on tops of knees and now where leg meets by butt?

See doctor: If the problem is progressing after over a week, it is time for you to consult your doctor. The best guess I can give you is poison ivy but one needs to make sure that there is nothing more serious. ...Read more

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I have a seriously painful sunburn on the back of my legs from knee to ankle. Me legs and ankle feel swollen and the skin feels tight. Goingfromlayin?

I have a seriously painful sunburn on the back of my legs from knee to ankle.  Me legs and ankle feel swollen and the skin feels tight. Goingfromlayin?

TRY: sitting in a cool tub of water!.....amazing how helpful this can be.... Many over the counter analgesic sun-burn SPRAYS are available ( spray probably best for area that large) Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more

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32wks preg have severe painful varicose veins in labia (and on legs)they r constantly swollen and painful nothing takes the pain away. Any ideas?

32wks preg have severe painful varicose veins in labia (and on legs)they r constantly swollen and painful nothing takes the pain away. Any ideas?

Varicose veins: These are common with pregnancy Support/compression maternity pantyhose are very helpful Important to put these on before legs are dependent to get the best outcome Sometimes a vbrace may also be used if genital area varies are causing discomfort Discuss with your ob ...Read more

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Chronic: small red patches on the inner ankles branching out quickly, feet &leg pain after walking, looks worse after walking/shower, what's this?

Chronic: small red patches on the inner ankles branching out quickly, feet &leg pain after walking, looks worse after walking/shower, what's this?

Red patches: The description , unfortunately , doesn't give enough information. As it could be a lot of different things it merits an exam to decide. See your podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Left knee pain at bottom and on inside, no swelling, heat or redness, very difficult to raise knee towards my chest the other week but now just achy. ?

Left knee pain at bottom and on inside, no swelling, heat or redness, very difficult to raise knee towards my chest the other week but now just achy. ?

Varies: Causes may vary. Did you injure it? At your age, an arthritic cause would be unlikely. The most common thing we will see in that area is a tear of the medial meniscus. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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My feet are painful swollen and hurts to walk on them red dots rash around toes on each foot over a week now ?

My feet are painful swollen and hurts to walk on them red dots rash around toes on each foot over a week now ?

Too long to wait...: You need to see your doctor soon. A complete history and physical exam is needed to determine if this problem is isolated to the feet or a symptom of a more generalized condition. ...Read more

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Pain started in knee and calf. Now all of leg & bottom of foot feel like they're burning especially when knee is bent. No skin warmth or redness. dvt?

Pain started in knee and calf. Now all of leg & bottom of foot feel like they're burning especially when knee is bent. No skin warmth or redness. dvt?

Not typical sx: Typically with DVT you get swelling, warmth, discoloration and tenderness in the leg. Sounds more like a nerve problem. I'd discuss it with your physician. ...Read more

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Itchy skin with bruising. Leg cramps at night and reflux?

Itchy skin with bruising. Leg cramps at night and reflux?

See your doc: There are many reasons for the "symptoms" you are having. Your doc needs to discuss with your and obtain some labs and see what is going on. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my left inner calf.. It gets achy and lower leg swells alot. 2 ultrasounds ruled out DVT. Both legs and knees are extremely weak.

I have a lump on my left inner calf.. It gets achy and  lower leg swells alot. 2 ultrasounds ruled out DVT. Both legs and knees are extremely weak.

Sounds like next...: ...step may be either biopsy or further imaging like MRI/CTA. Could be something as benign as a lipoma (which are still not fun to have). Leg/knee weakness are probably a separate unrelated issue. Here's the deal with ultrasounds: they only image the *lower* leg vasculature. If you are still getting chronic LEFT leg swelling, it's time for pelvic vasculature imaging to r/o May-Thurner Syndrome. ...Read more

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I fell hitting my knee now my leg is swollen and painful?

I fell  hitting my knee  now my leg  is swollen  and  painful?

Rest, ice, elevate: Rest, ice, and elevation are helpful. If you are having severe pain, severe bruising, can't bear weight, or have a history of breaking bones easily, you should consider getting x-rays to make sure you didn't break your leg. ...Read more

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Swollen leg,red knees and hot?

Swollen leg,red knees and hot?

Time to see the doc: Inflamed knees strongly suggests a systemic arthritis. One red swollen knee would be more likely an infection or injury, The swollen leg would make more sense if it were both legs. Either mechanism require a doc's examination. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a swollen leg after spraining my knee?

Is it normal to have a swollen leg after spraining my knee?

I would make: Sure you do not have a clot in your calf, if there is swelling in the leg. This should be reported to your md immediately. ...Read more

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I have a huge swollen painful knee, swollen up all the inside of my upper leg.?

I have a huge swollen painful knee, swollen up all the inside of my upper leg.?

Swollen knee: Not sure if knee was injured or if u have metabolic problems that can cause swelling. Recommend having it looked at by your doctor or an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Both my legs at the top half feel swollen and both my knees hurt when bending was ok last night just woke up with this this morning?

Both my legs at the top half feel swollen and both my knees hurt when bending was ok last night just woke up with this this morning?

Take Advil (ibuprofen): Unusual complaint of bilateral Knee pain and leg swelling. I would advise leg doppler to rule out clot and follow up with GP to look at legs. You can try some basic Advil (ibuprofen). Feel better soon ...Read more

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While bending, I can feel pain in my right knee on the inside of my knee. It has become swollen in that area and i can barley lift my leg.

Need to see doctor: There are several possible causes including infection. You should see a doctor quickly to evaluate the situation ...Read more

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A week ago I woke to a swollen knee couldn't straighten at all. Very painfull I can straighten my leg a bit bette still painfull & pain down to ankle?

A week ago I woke to a swollen knee couldn't straighten at all. Very painfull I can straighten my leg a bit bette still painfull & pain down to ankle?

Swollen knee: a swollen knee without trauma in a 22 year old female is usually activity related. If you don't remember an injury the three causes for swelling in most cases are 1) irritation around the knee cap 2.) a torn lateral meniscus. 3.) a rheumatologic disorder. A virtual consult would be a helpful next step if it doesn't get better with rest/ice/ Motrin within a couple days. ...Read more

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My knees get red and warm sometimes,comes and go and my leg get swollen?

My knees get red and warm sometimes,comes and go and my leg get swollen?

Seem 2 Hv sreus prb: You seem to have a serious problem involving your legs. It could be your knees or legs or high BP or weight or rheumatological or infectious issues. You have to sit down with someone face to face and not just use the Internet for your medical issues at this time. Good luck! ...Read more

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Entire leg is swollen with painful knee area unable to put pressure on knee?

Entire leg is swollen with painful knee area unable to put pressure on knee?

Doctor can examine: A person whose leg or legs swell up, but has no prior reason for doing so (meaning he doesn't already have a known liver, kidney, heart, or circulation problem that leads to swelling) should be evaluated in the E.R. Treatment depends on the amount of swelling, how fast it is increasing, and the actual cause swelling. New swelling in only one leg may mean a blood clot in that leg (very serious). ...Read more

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I have pain beanthe my knee on the leg from two months not swollen after doing work pain in the bone?

I have pain beanthe my knee on the leg from two months    not swollen after doing work    pain in the bone?

Probably inflammatio: If your pain is truly under the knee cap, more than likely this represents inflammation of the cartilage or "pinching" of the soft tissue in the knee. Avoid deep squats and stairs. Do quad sets and straight leg exercises. Sometimes a neoprene brace can help as well. ...Read more

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I got bite by an insect on my knee since friday and the area seems to have gotten worst, I have pain going up my leg and my knee is swollen & red.

Be seen: You need to be seen. Infection can rapidly set up after a spider bite and may need Iv antibiotics or even surgery. I would be seen immediately. ...Read more