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When I scratch my legs I get what looks like a hickey. It lasts for several days. What is the cause of this?
Tiny vessel damage: If it lasts for a few days and looks like a hickey, you are probably scratching hard enough to damage the tiny capillary blood vessels in the skin, and what you are seeing is a tiny bruise in the area you scratched. Do you have any other easy bleeding symptoms like nose bleeds, heavy periods, gums bleeding with brushing teeth - then may want to check if blood doesn't clot right. ...Read more
I have a sore red mark on my leg, it only hurts if I touch it. I kind of looks like a hickey...What should I do? I'm worried...
Bruise like lesion..: ...if it just appear and you cant remember any trauma it may be secondary to insect bite and some bleeding under the epithelium creating a bruised area. If you cant see any drainage you can still apply a local antibiotic cream 3x a day if not improving day by day appointment with your physician... ...Read more
I have just have noticed that I have hickey-like rashes on my legs, the largest and first from yesterday morning on my inner thigh :/?
Hi I have about 20 spots of varying size all over my legs. They look similar to hickeys but red and are not itchy at all. Looks like Schaumburgs?
Spots on leg: Also consider erythema nodosum or sarcoid or even lyme disease. Erythema nodosum is associated with recent strep infection, mycoplasma, mononucleosis, cat scratch disease or inflammatory conditions like sarcoid, Behcet's or bowel disease, rarely lymphomas/carcinoid, pancreas. Check for lyme, strep, resolves in 3-6 weeks and f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more
I Think have a bug bite or a rash. At first it felt itchy then the itchy stopped and it looks like a hickey on my thigh and I'm getting itchy
Hive?: Sounds like this is new for you. If the spots come and go within a 24 hour period, then almost certainly hives. Watch out for new foods or personal care products that may cause them, but most of the time a cause cannot be found. If you have no contraindications, you could try otc cetirizine that is longer acting than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and less sedating. If persistent, evaluation by an Allergist can help ...Read more
What to do if I have this rash on my leg that started off looking like big bites, and now look like several hickys. They're very itchy. Help?
Rash: This would require in-person assessment for accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
What should I do? Is there something wrong with me? Is this not common? I had a hickey by my vagina, at the very top of my inner thigh. It's been more than 3 months and there still is a bump there. Could it be a popped vein that won't go away? When I wear
I have small hickey-looking rashes on my left leg. One on outside thigh and 2 on inner thigh. I've also had back ache and stomach pains (constipation)?
Pic worth 1000 words: A digital pic of the spots would be much easier to diagnose. They could be anything from insect bites to an allergic skin rash. Doubt that the stomach symptoms have much to do with spots on your leg. If they get larger, travel to the other side, become more plentiful in number, or start getting swollen etc. You will need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Hickey: A hickey is a discolored area on the skin that results when small blood vessels break under the skin, causing a type of bruise (purpura). The appearance will normally change in appearance and color over time. Small red dots (petechiae) may also appear. These types of injuries rarely scar, but may stay discolored for a fair amount of time. Cold compresses and Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help pain. ...Read more
Hip arthritis: Degenerative hip arthritis (a variant of djd, degenerative joint disease) is common. Chronic standing stresses the hip joint with the femoral head in the acetabulum (i.e., ball & socket). The erosion of the bursa within the joint eventually causes pain. Other causes which need exclusion are neurogenic and vascular causes. Herniated discs refer to the former; aorta-iliac disease, the latter. ...Read more
Urgent: This can be the sign of a blood clot in your leg that can be potentially fatal. I would not panic and call the ambulance unless you can't breath or have chest pain, but you need immediate emergency evaluation, it can also be an infection, either way, you should seek immediate advice. ...Read more
NEUROPATHY: Burning in legs and feet mean that you have peripheral neuropathy, many things may cause that, the most common is diabetes especially with poor control of blood sugar, other causes may be vitamin B12 deficiency, others include lead or heavy metals toxicity, the best way to diagnose is emg/ncv which showed injury of the sensory nerves of the lower extremities, treatment is to treat the cause. ...Read more
Improve tone: The use of a leg press if performed under supervision or appropriate guidance will likely accomplish improvement in muscle tone of the lower extremities and buttocks. If performed improperly or excessively could lead to injury. ...Read more
That depends: If you are in significant discomfort or pain - than seeking medical evaluation would be appropriate. If your leg popped and you have no impairment in function and no pain - I would just consider it to be an interesting occurence. ...Read more
Two broad categories include musculoskeletal and neuropathic, which may both be triggered by a variety of other problems and organ systems.
Example; is it degenerative, autoimmune, metabolic, neoplastic, trauma, or infectious.
Only a thorough examination will be able to determine the cause. ...Read more
Fluid retention: There are many causes of this fluid retention some very serious such as kidney failure, heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver and portal vein blockage in the liver. Less serious causes include varicose veins, and excessive salt in the diet. Infrequent causes can be blockage of the veins in the abdomen. Single leg edema can indicate a dangerous clot in the leg. See your doctor. ...Read more