Top
30
Doctor insights on: Leg Week

Share
2

2
Noticed bruise on arm...I didn't hit anything. Noticed bruise on leg week later. Have been taking a lot of Excedrin due to headache. Could it be related?

Noticed bruise on arm...I didn't hit anything. Noticed bruise on leg week later. Have been taking a lot of Excedrin due to headache. Could it be related?

Yes it may be: Aspirin has antiplatlet properties and that is the reason it can cause bruising
it can also cause bleeding in the stomach some times
stop the Aspirin and bruising will go away, if still bruising see your doctor. ...Read more

4

4
I got hit in the leg 2 weeks ago and now I get random sharp pains that last 5 minutes or so and then go away about 4-5 times a day?

I got hit in the leg 2 weeks ago and now I get random sharp pains that last 5 minutes or so and then go away about 4-5 times a day?

Ans: Yes you most likely injured the soft tissue. This takes time to heal. You may have intermittent discomfort for months and then will go away. Be patient. Once injured takes a while to resolve ...Read more

5

5
Cut my leg last week and it's still hurst and red around the cut?

Cut my leg last week and it's still hurst and red around the cut?

Clean&DressGetChecke: Clean with with Betadine and use a dressingSince it is turning red, it might be a sign of onfection. You can use over the counter Bacitracin cream or Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) cream before applying dressing with a large band aid. And get it checked by your doctor. Make sure you are up to date with your tetanus shot or get a booster dr or Tdap. ...Read more

7

7
Feel weakness in my legs 5 weeks after fasciotomy, should I be concerned?

Feel weakness in my legs 5 weeks after fasciotomy, should I be concerned?

Not sure: It is hard to tell if you had both legs involved with fasciotomy or just one. There may have been nerves disturbed that will need more time to heal. If you had any muscle damage from the high pressure in the compartments (ischemia), this may also need time to resolve and heal. I would recommend a good eval by a physical therapist and let them recommend a therapy plan to help you. ...Read more

8

8
Getting emg of legs next week. Had emg 8 weeks ago. How often should they be performed?

Getting emg of legs next week. Had emg 8 weeks ago. How often should they be performed?

Not sure why this is: Being done in such a brief interval, but there may be good reasons if you are encountering acute changes. My colleagues do not routinely repeat studies in stable patients unless the first test was incomplete or done inappropriately. ...Read more

9

9
I got hit in the leg 2 weeks ago and noticed the skin there feels hard as bone. Is this normal?

I got hit in the leg 2 weeks ago and noticed the skin there feels hard as bone. Is this normal?

Probably: Any trauma to an area will cause a local reaction. This is probably nl. However, go see a doctor to make sure you don't have a hematoma that needs attention. ...Read more

10

10
I have pain in my left leg for weeks now and randomly in my chest. I have anxiety so I don't know if it's that or something much major?

I have pain in my left leg for weeks now and randomly in my chest. I have anxiety so I don't know if it's that or something much major?

Severe anxiety can: Produce all these, and about 30 other Sx's. First, get a general physical to R/O other causes. If you get a clean bill of (physical) health, next ask for a referral to a mental health pro, specializing in anxiety and depression, or somatic disorders. We have lots of good treatments for these conditions.

http://www. Psychologyproductsandservices. Com/page2.html ...Read more

11

11
My hubby has cellulitis of the rt leg x1 week. He has been taking bacterum. Redness has gone but not the painful swelling. Is this normal? Yes? No?

My hubby has cellulitis of the rt leg x1 week. He has been taking bacterum. Redness has gone but not the painful swelling. Is this normal? Yes? No?

Wrong Diagnosis?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

12

12
I pulled a muscle in the top of my leg 2 weeks ago. I've been waking up every night since then in pain and I can't move it without it really hurting.?

Talk: To your doctor. I would recommend physical therapy to stretch and strengthen your muscles. It will allow it to heal faster and help with the discomfort. Also NSAIDs would help deal with some of the pain and inflammation ...Read more

15

15
Have l5s1protusion back, leg pain11 week &footdrop2 week. Mri can't confirm drop. Emg&nerve study normal. No relief from nerve block 4 weeks ago. What next?

Have l5s1protusion back, leg pain11 week &footdrop2 week. Mri can't confirm drop. Emg&nerve study normal. No relief from nerve block 4 weeks ago. What next?

Back pain: If you have those symptoms I recommend you see a neuro surgeon. It's the neurosurgeon does not recommend surgery, I would recommend physical therapy. A large percentage of symptomatic pinched nerves will result in 6 to 8 weeks. ...Read more

16

16
Why do my legs get week and eyes get heavy sometimes when I exercise?

Why do my legs get week and eyes get heavy sometimes when I exercise?

Lactic acid buildup: Th eweakness is usually caused by build up of Lactic Acid in the muscles. Usually you burn glucose for energy, but during exercise, you may stat burning alternative fuels to keep going. When you burn alternative fuels, certain different by-products build up in your muscles, especially lactic acid, and this can caue weakness. Have a snack before exercise and drink plenty of water during exercise! ...Read more

18

18
I hit my leg 2 weeks ago. Bruise is gone but now I can feel a lump where the bruise was. Should I be worried?

I hit my leg 2 weeks ago. Bruise is gone but now I can feel a lump where the bruise was. Should I be worried?

Not worried, but: It could be a hematoma or a subcutaneous nodule previously there and coincidentally traumatized causing you to now focus on the area. To be safe don't worry, but have your doctor take a look and advise you. ...Read more

19

19
Severe pain in upper right buttock and right leg is heavy feeling. No injury or trauma. Came on suddenly after having achey right leg for weeks?

Important: Go see a doctor. You seem to have a bulging disc that herniated and is pressing on your spine. Avoid any lifting, go see your doctor. ...Read more

20

20
13. I overstretch my hamstring on left leg a week ago in track and field and now although it doesn't hurt anymore, I can not stand up straight on it?

13. I overstretch my hamstring on left leg a week ago in track and field and now although it doesn't hurt anymore, I can not stand up straight on it?

Hamstring strain: This could just be hamstring tightness but it also could be something more serious such as a stress fracture. You should be evaluated by a sports medicine or orthopedic physician If it is just hamstring tightness a simple stretching program could significantly improve your symptoms ...Read more

21

21
We had tumer removed form each leg two weeks ago last night she had pain in the upper thigh then it was red in the spot now they are kinda white spot?

We had tumer removed form each leg two weeks ago last night she had pain in the upper thigh then it was red in the spot now they are kinda white spot?

Infection/inflammati: Red spots could mean infection or inflammation. Would have to call the surgeon or see the surgeon to make sure every thing is ok. Since tumor was removed you also need to make sure this is not cancerous. ...Read more

22

22
Sciatic nerve and deep pain in legs a week before my cycle?

Sciatic nerve and deep pain in legs a week before my cycle?

Need Evaluation: If that occurs once or very rarely I would not be worried. But it is continues, it may be a sign of something affecting or pushing against a nerve. For instance endometriosis or a fibroid. So if persistent you should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

23

23
Just had a venus bypass graft in my leg 2 weeks ago but my leg is still swelling so need to know if this is normal or is it a sign it hasn't worked?

Just had a venus bypass graft in my leg 2 weeks ago but my leg is still swelling so need to know if this is normal or is it a sign it hasn't worked?

Not unexpected: Removing one of the veins in your leg can cause some swelling. This is usually limited and resolves after several weeks, but can persist. ...Read more

24

24
Hi I had a pus blister on my leg a week ago that now looks like a tiny white hole in my leg, it's making my entire calf hurt so much!!! someone help!

Hi I had a pus blister on my leg a week ago that now looks like a tiny white hole in my leg, it's making my entire calf hurt so much!!! someone help!

If you have calf: Pain, you need to make sure you don't have a clot in your leg that's most important. The pus signifies an infection, and it sounds like your describing an ulcer as a result. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more

25

25
Weak, shaky, strange feeling in legs. 1 week post l3/4 and l4/5 facet injection. Pain hasn't changed and legs feel strange. Related?

Weak, shaky, strange feeling in legs. 1 week post l3/4 and l4/5 facet injection. Pain hasn't changed and legs feel strange. Related?

Could be: Injecting steroid around the nerve roots does put some added pressure on them which usually resolves in a day or two. You should be evaluated urgently by your back specialist to test your nerve function and ensure that you are not having a complication from the injection. ...Read more

26

26
Not sure if I have a blood clot in my leg and what I am suppose to do? I have had problems with this leg the week, now I have a blood bruise

Not sure if I have a blood clot in my leg and what I am suppose to do? I have had problems with this leg the week, now I have a blood bruise

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

27

27
Just had a venus bypass graft in my leg 2 weeks ago but it's still swelling up so I was wandering if this is normal or is it a bad sign of failure?

Just had a venus bypass graft in my leg 2 weeks ago but it's still swelling up so I was wandering if this is normal or is it a bad sign of failure?

Too early: Too early to tell. Swelling early post op is to be expected. Give it time. Follow up with your drs and make sure there's no blood clot or infection. ...Read more

28

28
Had micro discectomy for sciatica down right leg 8 weeks ago now experience pain in left hip am I expecting to much to soon as op considered success?

Had micro discectomy for sciatica down right leg 8 weeks ago now experience pain in left hip am I expecting to much to soon as op considered success?

Yes/No: Surgery will remove the disc so it will not heal normally but can result in reduction in pain and resolving any lasting nerve damage due to the disc herniation. Healing can take up to 3 months. Healing on its own will take time and may keep the integrity of the disc intact which may be the best at keeping the disc as normal as possible. Healing on its own can take up to 6-9 months or longer. ...Read more

29

29
Wondering if I may have a blood clot or something different? Pain in my leg 2 weeks ago and slightly again tonight. Very dizzy when I move suddenly

Maybe: With blood clot in the leg, the lake is very painful and very swollen. If you do not have the symptoms, it is unlikely you have a blood clot in your leg. Your dizziness is concerning. Best to see your doctor as soon as possible. Best of luck with this. ...Read more