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I have a red spot on the inside of my left calf (large) it is warm to the touch and pretty painful. Hurts most when I walk on it, or bend at the knee.?

I have a red spot on the inside of my left calf (large) it is warm to the touch and pretty painful. Hurts most when I walk on it, or bend at the knee.?

An infected cyst: It sounds like you have an infected cyst. You should see your doctor for evaluation. Besides antibiotics, it may need to be opened and drained. ...Read more

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I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

Bug bite: You probably got bitten by a bug of some sort - impossible to tell what sort without seeing it in person. Could also be a small staph infection, or a bite that has become infected. Apply warm soaks 2-3 times/day, but if it doesn't resolve in a few days see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What would cause intermittent pain in left calf? No redness. Just a small spot at the bottom of the inside of the calf muscle.

What would cause intermittent pain in left calf? No redness. Just a small spot at the bottom of the inside of the calf muscle.

Pain in calf: The desciption you give makes me think of a muscle or tendon problem. Could be a tendonitis-an irritation of the tendon from overuse, or a muscle strain/tear.
If it continues have your doctor evaluate. ...Read more

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Does this sound like a blood clot? On my calf if lightly tap or brush it, it hurts. Just that spot. Like at the very top layer. No redness or swelling.

Does this sound like a blood clot? On my calf if lightly tap or brush it, it hurts. Just that spot. Like at the very top layer. No redness or swelling.

Not really: Symptoms of deep blood clots (DVT) are often vague: a deep ache, swelling, feeling like a "muscle strain, " not typically sensitivity to light touch like you describe. Blood clots in superficial veins usually cause a red, warm, tender cord that can be felt just below the skin surface. ...Read more

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I have big red spot on leg, what is this, what to do?

I have big red spot on leg, what is this, what to do?

Red Spot: Without an image it is very difficult to provide recommendations. ...Read more

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2 days ago I saw a small red spot on my leg. It’s swollen, warm, v. painful & with a red circle spreading. There’s a hard lump & it burns?

2 days ago I saw a small red spot on my leg. It’s swollen, warm, v. painful & with a red circle spreading. There’s a hard lump & it burns?

Unfortunately we are: Not able to diagnose rashes, bumps and bites over the internet since we can't see the lesions. This sounds serious. You should make an appointment to be evaluated and examined by a health care professional as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite on my leg. There's a red spot in the middle, and the area around is red and very swollen and it's painful to walk. Is it infected?

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I have a bug bite on my leg. There's a red spot in the middle, and the area around is red and very swollen and it's painful to walk. Is it infected?

Maybe: Very hard to say without seeing or knowing what the bug is. Most times, a "bug bite" that is not witnessed is a spontaneous cellulitis, which is a superficial infection of the skin and soft tissue. If this was an actual bug bite, it may be reaction to the venom, which would depend on what bug it is (classic is the brown recluse spider bite). See a doctor. ...Read more

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Painful red swollen spot on inner bum/upper leg. Put tea tree gel and sudocreme has now cleared after 4 days but now a dry spot is there with dark dot?

Painful red swollen spot on inner bum/upper leg. Put tea tree gel and sudocreme has now cleared after 4 days but now a dry spot is there with dark dot?

Furuncle: Sometimes, the skin can get irritated by an ingrown hair follicle or from excessive sweat that causes a small abscess in the skin. Once it is evacuated or drained, the area becomes dis colored. This dis-colored area fades away. Apply topical antibiotic to ease the inflammation and pain. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Believe I have a infected ingrown hair on leg. Hig red spot big bump with yellow pus coming out. So sore and hard and tight. What can I do to heal it?

Believe I have a infected ingrown hair on leg. Hig red spot big bump with yellow pus coming out. So sore and hard and tight. What can I do to heal it?

Abscess?: It sounds like you have an abscess that may require drainage, and maybe an antibiotic if quite large, surrounding redness, or fever. There are no reliable home remedies or over-the-counter treatmetns. See a doctor ASAP, and in the meantime do not squeeze or probe it or attempt any treatment yourself. ...Read more

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I have this white spot on my right calf of my leg and it has a couple of red spots around it what is it?

Red spots: Unclear from what your description is, as there are many possibilities. Have it checked for a possible spider- or other bite, or a reaction against something perhaps.... See your doctor tomorrow! ...Read more

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Small red quarter sized flat spot on back of right leg below calf and does not itch and hurts if I press on it... What could this?

Small red quarter sized flat spot on back of right leg below calf and does not itch and hurts if I press on it... What could this?

Various: If the spot has been there a short time it could be an insect bite or a superficial non harmful clot. The best bet would be to quickly check it out with your PCP ...Read more

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Each day when I wake up I have a 2-3in vein on my calf that protrudes. No pain, had red spot under skin by it last week. Only in AM for past 2months..

Each day when I wake up I have a 2-3in vein on my calf that protrudes. No pain, had red spot under skin by it last week. Only in AM for past 2months..

Protruding vein: Not likely to be a serious health issue. However an Ultrasound of the area with attention to the venous system is a simple, low cost, low risk diagnostic image that can help determine what it is and how to treat. Compression is the first line therapy for bad veins. Be well. ...Read more

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Red semi circular spot on my leg at the calf. The size of a pea and has been there for months. The skin is slightly raised and scaly. What is it?

Red semi circular spot on my leg at the calf. The size of a pea and has been there for months. The skin is slightly raised and scaly. What is it?

Ring worm: It could be ring worm. Ring worm is not a worm but a fungal infection. It can be treated with a cream. I suggest seeing your primary doctor for confirmation and treatment. Here are some images for comparison.
http://insidetheclinic. Com/does-ringworm-itch/ ...Read more

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I just noticed a bright red swollen spot on my left calf. No pain, no bites, just a red swollen patch the size of a baseball. Is this DVT?

I just noticed a bright red swollen spot on my left calf. No pain, no bites, just a red swollen patch the size of a baseball. Is this DVT?

Probably not: DVT. DVT usually presents with the leg or calk swelling. There should be a reason also. That could be a long car trip for example. Or medication like like say birth control pills. Things like that. Best way to be certain is with an ultrasound. Talk to your doctor to see where to go from here. ...Read more

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I have a 3 inch, hot, throbbing, swollen, red spot on my calf, I get mild folliculitis sometimes but this looks nothing like that, I am wondering if I should be worried or just let whatever this is run its course?

I have a 3 inch, hot, throbbing, swollen, red spot on my calf, I get mild folliculitis sometimes but this looks nothing like that, I am wondering if I should be worried or just let whatever this is run its course?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis most commonly caused by staph, and we've seen a lot of MRSA lately. Don't let it "run its course ". Please see you doctor or go to urgent care center, if there's an abscess, it has to be lanced and drained and you may need to start appropriate antibiotics ...Read more

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I've had a pinching feeling in one spot in my calf for 3 days when I walk to point my toes but the area isn't red or hot. Could this be a blood clot?

I've had a pinching feeling in one spot in my calf for 3 days when I walk to point my toes but the area isn't red or hot. Could this be a blood clot?

Calf: Does the calf feel tender to touch? Do you feel a bump or lump? Have you been sitting for a long period of time recently? Any difficulty breathing? Any history of blood coagulation disorders? Let us know. If not, unlikely to be a blood clot; could be a strained muscle. But if you have any of the above, would see MD. ...Read more