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Doctor insights on: Itchy Swollen Left Thigh

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There's been a small (non-itchy) bump on my left thigh for a few months. It's not discolored...I'm worried it could be a growth. Worth checking out?

There's been a small (non-itchy) bump on my left thigh for a few months. It's not discolored...I'm worried it could be a growth. Worth checking out?

Doctor can evaluate: A small non-itchy bump can be a wart, a flesh-colored mole, a molluscum, a scar, etc... If a person is otherwise young and healthy, the bump is unlikely to be a serious problem, but a primary care or dermatology doctor can evaluate and offer treatment. ...Read more

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Circular red rash with dot in middle on upper left thigh. Itchy and dry. There for 2 weeks?

Circular red rash with dot in middle on upper left thigh. Itchy and dry. There for 2 weeks?

Tricky: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. and a bite with spreading inflammation or a bite with serious spreading INFECTION, even lyme are possible with a circular rash. cannot say in your particular case. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation on my outer left lower thigh and a few small itchy bumps on the inner left thigh, what could this be?

I have a burning sensation on my outer left  lower thigh and a few small itchy bumps on the inner left thigh, what could this be?

Shingles: I wonder if you are experiencing the early stage of shingles. Probably best to see your doctor because treatment is more effective if started early. ...Read more

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Last month I got sunburnt on the very top of my left thigh.Now, a month later there are small itchy , red welts on it. What could it be?

Last month I got sunburnt on the very top of my left thigh.Now, a month later there are small itchy , red welts on it. What could it be?

PMLE: This sounds like polymorphous light eruption, which is a reaction to intense sunlight. However, it usually breaks out within hours not weeks. You should consult dermatology for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Bruise like rash on upper left thigh. Was itchy then found a 5in by 5 covered with little bruises and large ones by it. Is this serious?

Bruise like rash on upper left thigh. Was itchy then found a 5in by 5 covered with little bruises and large ones by it. Is this serious?

Bruise: It is difficult to ascertain the nature of this rash just by description obviously, but it sounds to me as if you have what is called a "purpuric" rash along with scattered petechiae. There are many causes of this type of rash, but if they are occurring spontaneously then i would seek the care of a medical provider promptly for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on my thigh, what could they be? Some turned into black bruises.Started about a week ago on my left thigh, now on my right and shoulder too.

Itchy bumps on my thigh, what could they be? Some turned into black bruises.Started about a week ago on my left thigh, now on my right and shoulder too.

Dermatitis: Sounds like you have a dermatitis (not otherwise specified) and an exam would define it more specifically. Most dermatitis like, itchy skin eruptions can be treated with a topical steroid and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as an antihistamine (which can also help with the itch). If severe, then get derm eval. Best wishes. ...Read more