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Is it normal for teenage boys to shave their legs?

Is it normal for teenage boys to shave their legs?

It can be: It is not at all uncommon or strange for male athletics to shave their legs or, in the case of swimmers, even more extensive regions of their bodies. ...Read more

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5 months post op from hip arthoscopy as well as microfracture and bone shave. Still getting a lot of hip flexor as well as groin pain when deep squatting or leg pressing any amount of weight. Normal?

5 months post op from hip arthoscopy as well as microfracture and bone shave. Still getting a lot of hip flexor as well as groin pain when deep squatting or leg pressing any amount of weight. Normal?

Maybe: Do speak to your orthopedist and don't be shy about getting a second opinion. 5 months does seem like a long time for these symptoms to still be plaguing you. Even total hip replacements have pretty well healed by this time. There may be another process going on, unless the weight you're loading is excessive or misplaced. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is inner thigh fat normal for a teenage girl even if she is at a healthy weight?

Is inner thigh fat normal for a teenage girl even if she is at a healthy weight?

Yes: The focus should be always healthy eatnig and good activity.
This gives you a good BMI.
This trend of watching fat over inner thigh is not necessarily healthy.
So be comfortable with your healthy weight. ...Read more

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I have back pains that radiate down the legs. Is this normal?

I have back pains that radiate down the legs. Is this normal?

No: Such pain is usually due to nerve irritation or compression. Intermittently this can also be due to hip problems. If you are involved in contact activity (running, heavy work, etc), you would benefit from decreased lifting and contact activity for 4-6 weeks. Please see you physician for a detailed exam and history. ...Read more

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How much time until I'm normal again after leg and ankle break?

How much time until I'm normal again after leg and ankle break?

Ankle break: Normal is a relative term that means different thing to different people. The best source of information on your healing is your attending physician. Speak freely and openly and ask this as well as any other questions regarding your progress. ...Read more

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Would someone normally have back pains that radiate down the legs?

Radiculopathy: Back pain that radiates down the leg is known as radiculopathy. Sciatica, for example, is due to pressure on one or several of the nerves exiting the lower spine, usually from disc material or bone growth. In common terms...A pinched nerve. ...Read more

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It is normal for my leg to hurt at the site of my insulin injection?

It is normal for my leg to hurt at the site of my insulin injection?

Check for infection: If you are having pain at an injection site, you should call your doctor. Your doctor will want to know if you have any signs of infection such as fever, redness, swelling or hot to touch at injection site. ...Read more

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I got a cut in my leg months ago and it's still tender. Is this normal?

I got a cut in my leg months ago and it's still tender. Is this normal?

Possible: Pain may last for a long time after any injury. Have it evaluated by a professional to make sure that there is nothing out of the ordinary going on. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have pain in the leg a day after having a charley horse?

Yes!: There can be muscle damage after a muscle cramp. Magnesium helps prevent muscle spasms and cramps if taken daily. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my leg to feel clotted up when I eat something from mcdonalds?

Is it normal for my leg to feel clotted up when I eat something from mcdonalds?

Fast Food: This would be unusual. But maybe this is a sign from the 'don't eat unhealthy g_ds' to stay away from fast food establishments! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have purple patches on the leg, over a week after a car accident?

Is it normal to have purple patches on the leg, over a week after a car accident?

Bruising?: It can take weeks for bruises to resolve. The body eventually breaks down and reabsorbs the damaged blood products. If your symptoms are improving, then be patient. If you are concerned something else is going on, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is the tendency to tap your leg rapidly, either out of boredom or nervousness normal?

Is the tendency to tap your leg rapidly, either out of boredom or nervousness normal?

To a certain degree.: Foot shaking is usually a sign of anxiety (boredom can sometimes be anxiety). If this symptom is persistent & invasive in one's daily functioning then the behavior becomes an extreme. And any extreme form of behavior would be considered abnormal. ...Read more

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I started getting leg redness a couple of days ago. Will I be back to normal by next week?

I started getting leg redness a couple of days ago. Will I be back to normal by next week?

Hmmm...: Depends on the cause of the redness. This could be signs of infection, blood clot, inflammation or poor circulation. It is important that you see a doctor for this immediately, because some of these problems require emergency treatment. ...Read more

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I got kicked a few years ago and the place on my leg looks like it has a black scab over it. Is that normal?

Scab after trauma: Most of the bruses and abrasions after trauma, go away in a matter of days, maybe weeks. Scab could be something else, if trauma happen years ago. ...Read more

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I have a bloodclot in left leg using sock and wafrin and injection would like to know how long before normal?

I have a bloodclot in left leg using sock and wafrin and injection would like to know how long before normal?

Six month: The average use of warfarin after first time DVT IS AROUND SIX MONTH IF IT WAS NOT THE FIRST TIME AND THEE IS ANY DOUBT ABOUT PULMONARY EMBOLISM IS IT COULD UP TO A YEAR AND COULD BE LONGER ...Read more

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Can warts spread around when they bleed? I have very little warts all over my leg and they bleed when I shave..

Can warts spread around when they bleed? I have very little warts all over my leg and they bleed when I shave..

Yes: You are likely spreading them when you shave. Warts are caused by a virus that is easily spread when there is trauma to the wart. Throw away your razor, stop shaving for now. Go and see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Bump appeared after I shaved. Its on the crease where my leg meets the pubic area. No color to it. Where is it?

Bump appeared after I shaved. Its on the crease where my leg meets the pubic area. No color to it. Where is it?

Has it moved?: It should still be on the crease where your leg meets the pubic area (called the groin crease). If it's just under the skin, it probably hasn't moved. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my leg that was drained about 10 years ago and is now back larger - is this normal? What should I do?

I have a cyst on my leg that was drained about 10 years ago and is now back larger - is this normal? What should I do?

Recurrent cyst: Cysts tend to recur unless the entire capsule that surrounds them is surgically removed. See your doc to discuss options. Draining the cyst should give temporary relief. ...Read more

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Why can't I sit cross legged for a long time and it takes my legs to get back to normal after I stand from this position?

Why can't I sit cross legged for a long time and it takes my legs to get back to normal after I stand from this position?

Nerve or blood-injur: This depends on how much overweight you are, and how your body compresses your blood and also your nerves. Your physician can evaluate you, and see if there is a circulation or neurologic problem. If not your best therapy will be to exercise, and weight reduction. ...Read more

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Started on heparin injections this morning and I have a very tiny cut on my leg that keeps bleeding all day is this normal?

Started on heparin injections this morning and I have a very tiny cut on my leg that keeps bleeding all day is this normal?

Yes: Heparin is a blood thinner, therefore small cuts will bleed. Also, u need to be careful with injuries, bruises, contusions. Notify your MD if you get blood from the stool, urine or nose. ...Read more

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I used to get what everyone called "growing pains" in my leg as a child but I'm now 19 & still getting them. Is this normal?

I used to get what everyone called "growing pains" in my leg as a child but I'm now 19 & still getting them. Is this normal?

If u r still growing: Usually growing pains are bilateral and usually in the calves or thighs. If u r having problems in ur ankle, knees or hips u should have it checked out. Also, if u r having frequent muscle cramps u might want to consider multivitamin and mineral supplements along with increased fluid intake. Muscles can't function properly if it is not getting everything it needs ...Read more

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Is it normal for my leg to involuntarily kick when an accupuncture needle was taken out? Could it have been too close to a nerve?

Is it normal for my leg to involuntarily kick when an accupuncture needle was taken out? Could it have been too close to a nerve?

I sometimes: See muscle fasiculations when placing or even removing needles. Sometimes when electric stimulation is used - it is very pronounced. It placement was too close to a nerve - you would likely experience pain after the fact. Sometimes when a person experiences qi in a major acupuncture point - they can jump. ...Read more