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Itchy Swollen My Upper Legs Symptoms
I had a knee replacement 10 weeks ago. I have dark skin around my upper ankle that is itchy and swollen. My leg becomes restless when sitting still. ?
A few thoughts: Swollen ankle could be due to surg., infection, lymphatic stasis, etc.If tiny blisters-could be Zoster.Poss. poor circulation or nerve injury due to knee surgery.Restless legs often mean circulation prob. or nerve inflammation in lower leg.Physical exam is imperative.If no other cause found, inflammed nerve should be considered.Treatment could incl osteopathic manipulaiton neuroprolotherapy, etc. ...Read more
Very itchy skin on feet under feet, palms of hands, fingers of feet & hands swollen, spread to the arms & legs & now to upper thighs. Red bumps first?
Itchy hands/feet: Thank you for your question. Itchy hands & feet that spreads to the arms & legs could be caused by a number of things. There are different types of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause a rash as well as responses to external/internal sources. Having an examination & evaluation performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
A few days ago I woke up with a couple bites on my leg and elbow.they are very itchy and got swollen now they're purple and hard?
Some kind of skin infection. signs is that the wound in the leg has itchiness, swollen reddish, fluid field lesion what could it be?
I woke up the other night with 4 what looks like bites but also white so welts but swollen red and itchy but I've had a few on my leg before they alwa?
Hives vs bites: The question is whether these are bites or hives indicating an allergic response to something internal or external. If the welts clear after a day only to appear elsewhere, this would favor an allergic reaction to food,medication,etc rather than insect bites which last several days at each site. Antihistamines relieve hives and the itching of bites. See your MD as needed. ...Read more
DVT or Phlebitis: This can be a very dangerous situation. If the redness and swelling includes your calves then you need to seek immediate emergency medical care. If the rash and sores are just in the front of the lower legs this could be phlebitis. In either case you need medical attention. If you are having any shortness of breath or chest pain you need to call 911. ...Read more
I have just a large red lump on my leg, hard to the touch and very itchy, and very large. Swollen and red. Should I be alarmed?
Have it seen: It is difficult to diagnose issues with the skin without having them seen by a physician. As a "very large, swollen, red lump" is not normal on the leg it would be a good idea to have a physician look at it. The fact that the area itches would make me suspicious of possibly it starting out as an insect bite; however, a secondary infection requiring antibiotics is certainly possible. ...Read more
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