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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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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Hi, I have small bruises all over my upper legs. They are itchy and not painful, but they come on easily and there are many of them. What to do?

Hi, I have small bruises all over my upper legs. They are itchy and not painful, but they come on easily and there are many of them. What to do?

See: a doctor. They may not be bruises. or you can post picture or do prime consult for accurate diagnosis and management ...Read more

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I have a flat, non-itchy, non-dry pink/red mark on leg for a year, sometimes looks like a bruise, changes shade regular, what can it be?

I have a flat, non-itchy, non-dry pink/red mark on leg for a year, sometimes looks like a bruise, changes shade regular, what can it be?

Without looking: The answer I would provide is merely a likely thing, but this is speculative. I have always espoused the doctrine that a rash or skin condition must be seen to be given a diagnosis. Spider veins and hemangiomas can appear similar to your description and are often itchy at times. Still this is conjecture. Show this skin anomaly to a doctor, and you will be able to find out what it is. ...Read more

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L have itchy legs and they can come out in bruises when i do itch them, also i have a bad loeer back could this br a correlataion?

L have itchy legs and they can come out in bruises when i do itch them, also i have a bad loeer back could this br a correlataion?

Itchy legs: The itchy legs could be dry skin, allergies especially to common things like dairy, eczema is many times related to allergies as well. Nutritionally FFAs like evening primrose can help. Also an OTC allergy pill and moisturizers. Low back issues can cause leg problems like pain, tingling and numbness but not usually itching. Circulation problems could also be a cause of the itching. ...Read more

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Excessive itchy feeling on legs and thighs for weeks, tried to avoid scratching as much as possible, now over 30 different size bruises on legs?

Excessive itchy feeling on legs and thighs for weeks, tried to avoid scratching as much as possible, now over 30 different size bruises on legs?

See your doctor: These 2 could be unrelated, but if you have that many bruises you definitely need to see your doctor and may need tests for a problem with your blood clotting ...Read more

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Took doxycyclin for cellulitis on my leg for 21 days. I still have a little bump (bruise looking) and my leg still feels swollen and itchy. Normal?

Took doxycyclin for cellulitis on my leg for 21 days. I still have a little bump  (bruise looking)  and my leg still feels swollen and itchy. Normal?

1 leg or both? Fevr?: The situation is rather complex. There are many questions to be asked & we need a picture or an exam in order to understand what's going on. 21 days is an awful long time to take antibiotics. I suspect you have dermatitis (irritation of skin) rather than cellulitis (infection of skin), as the non-response to antibiotics indicates. Use HealthTap Prime or TTYD about symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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My legs are super itchy lately, for 2 weeks now. I have these tiny red bumbs in part of my legs.I've left bruises for scratching too hard.What is it?

My legs are super itchy lately, for 2 weeks now. I have these tiny red bumbs in part of my legs.I've left bruises for scratching too hard.What is it?

Hyperkeratosis pilar: Well i almost got the whole name.....

Do quick bathing rather than long hot showers or tub soaking. Then, after bathing, use some really good skin moisturizing lotion. ...Read more

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What can I do for itchy legs that bruise easily! and why do they happen?

What can I do for itchy legs that bruise easily! and why do they happen?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have red bruise like bumps all over my legs, they are painful and feel like a bruise and are itchy. What could this be?

I have red bruise like bumps all over my legs, they are painful and feel like a bruise and are itchy. What could this be?

Well: Emanation in person or with photographs with Healthtap type visit required for specific diagnosis and skin treatment ...Read more

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All my mosquito bites look like bruises.. they dont hurt and aren't itchy but it looks like bruises all over my legs. Why?

All my mosquito bites look like bruises.. they dont hurt and aren't itchy but it looks like bruises all over my legs. Why?

Mosquitoes for sure?: People can have different reactions to bug bites, mosquito bites, bed bug bites. Sometime, they do cause a bruise and this is harmless. If the bruising continues or worsens and does not heal within a few days, then you should see care with a physician. You might have an underlying problem that needs to be addressed/evaluated. ...Read more

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I have been super itchy on my legs n feet. When i scratch it leaves nasty big bruises after scratching. What could this be?

I have been super itchy on my legs n feet. When i scratch it leaves nasty big bruises after scratching. What could this be?

Bruising and itch: if anyone scratches hard enough you can elicit purpura , better known as brusining under the skin. the best thing for you to do would be to treat the itching and rash .patients that are increasingly prone to purpura are those on aspirin and blood thinners. but do not go off of these without your doctors consent ...Read more

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I recently developed a rash on both of my upper legs they are very itchy. On one of my legs I also have a bruise on the rash?

I recently developed a rash on both of my upper legs they are very itchy. On one of my legs I also have a bruise on the rash?

Rash: An itchy rash in a contained area usually implies contact with something you may be allergic to. The bruise may be from scratching. Let your doctor see it and give you a diagnosis and treat the problem. All the best. ...Read more

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I just had a burning sensation in my leg with bruising and swollen, also itchy, what could it be? Can it be vain that burst?

I just had a burning sensation in my leg with bruising and swollen, also itchy, what could it be? Can it be vain that burst?

Vain burst: When a vain burst it can cause a burning sensation, leading to bleeding under the skin, which will result in bruising.
The fact that a lump formed would urge me to suggest the you see your GP as there can be many reasons for this to happen. ...Read more

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One small raised pink spot on leg, surrounded by quarter sized lighter pink circle. Tender like a bruise, more in center. Not itchy. Thoughts?

One small raised pink spot on leg, surrounded by quarter sized lighter pink circle. Tender like a bruise, more in center. Not itchy. Thoughts?

Infection: It sounds like you have a skin infection; it could have been precipitated by insect bite or even scratch causing breach in the skin integrity. As it is red and tender, you may need antibiotic treatment. Get it examined by a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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So I know I'm allergic to insect bites and thats what started my legs to itch but it's been over a week and now I'm excessively itchy and have bruises?

So I know I'm allergic to insect bites and thats what started my legs to itch but it's been over a week and now I'm excessively itchy and have bruises?

Maybe not bites?: you could have had bites and now a reaction to the bites. But the other potential explanation is that you never had bites to begin with. This sounds like hives. See an allergist or your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Yesterday i noticed i hada small bruise on my leg, even though i didn't hit myself.Today i woke up &seen that it got bigger &is itchy what can it be?

Yesterday i noticed i hada small bruise on my leg, even though i didn't hit myself.Today i woke up &seen that it got bigger &is itchy what can it  be?

Maybe infected: We scratch at night and maybe you did, irritating it, maybe even infecting it breaking skin, introducing what was under your nails into bruise-may need antibiotics... Maybe part of process of bruise development in which it swells, before gets better. If very tense, painful, seek medical help immediately. ...Read more

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I had a small itchy bug bite on my leg that turned into a half dollar sized bruise. the bruise is still visible over 4 weeks later should I be concern?

I had a small itchy bug bite on my leg that turned into a half dollar sized bruise. the bruise is still visible over 4 weeks later should I be concern?

Possibly but: The bruise will likely go away in a couple of weeks. However if you live in areas where Lyme disease (carried by a deer tick) is endemic, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a large, itchy red and purple bruise on my leg. It started out small and light pink and I thought it was an insect bite. I have lupus too?

I have a large, itchy red and purple bruise on my leg. It started out small and light pink and I thought it was an insect bite. I have lupus too?

Lupus: W/systemic lupus erythematosus you may have the lupus anticoagulant and a coagulopathic bleed get seen ASAP get a blood count coagulation tests and favor 5 Leiden mutation protein c and s screening and platelet count bring all meds good luck stay calm ...Read more

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