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What can cause selling in your lower leg. There is no discoloration, but some minor pain. There are no cuts or bruises. The swelling is not severe?

What can cause selling in your lower leg. There is no discoloration, but some minor pain. There are no cuts or bruises. The swelling is not severe?

Varicose veins: The heart pumps blood, under great pressure, out into the arteries, but the blood must return to the heart in veins, which are thinned walled. There is no pump on the return, vein side, and as we get older, some veins bulge and swell, and even leak fluid into the local skin. These are varicose veins and they may cause swelling or a bulge on the lower leg. Keep your legs up, and see your doctor. Read more

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What are possible causes of redish brown freckles like spots on my lower leg and ankles?

What are possible causes of redish brown freckles like spots on my lower leg and ankles?

Stasis dermatitis: This could be small drops f blood in skin. This can come from varicose veins. If however they are of recent onset they could represent a condition called vasculitis which is an allergic reaction to a drug, or possible underlying infection. Either way see a doctor for evaluation. It is difficult to remove the color of changes from varicose veins. Read more

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Bitten by insect on lower leg in 4 sites. Swells red (thumb size) with brown center and itches. Treatments thus far contain but don't cure. Advice?

Bitten by insect on lower leg in 4 sites. Swells red (thumb size) with brown center and itches. Treatments thus far contain but don't cure. Advice?

I don't know: What you mean by "CURE"....Local antibiotic/antiitch creams may help but "TINCTURE OF TIME" is the only "CURE"! If there is INFECTION however a systemic antibiotic may be needed. Call your Primary Care Provider as soon as practicable! Hope this helps! Dr Z Read more

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Everytime I step my lower leg hurts?

Everytime I step my lower leg hurts?

Many possibilities: It may just be low potassium or magnesium but any "horrible" pain should be evaluated asap. See a doctor. Read more

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What would make my lower leg turn black?

What would make my lower leg turn black?

SEE YOUR MD: Loss of circulation. What other symptoms do you have? Any blood sugar issues? Please see your md. Read more

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What's a good way to alleviate the pain in my lower-leg?

First find out why: Then see your doctor to make sure all is ok but you shouldn't have pain all the time try and see when it starts what triggers it etc. Read more

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Can it be no problem to get lower leg pains when jogging?

No: There is a difference between tired and hurt. Pain that does not go away with rest or returns needs to be seen by your doc. Read more

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Having an electrical sensation in lower leg especially at night. What would cause this.?

Having an electrical sensation in lower leg especially at night. What would cause this.?

Restless leg?: You may have restless leg syndrome caused by arterial insufficiency to your legs. Go see your doctor and get a test called and ankle-brachial index (abi) to determine if this is the cause, especially if your legs hurt while walking but are fine at rest. Read more

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What to do if I have a pain in my lower leg, like that growing pain. Should I avoid exercising?

Leg pain: Is it in a joint? Is it after exercising. See your doc and answer these questions for him as well as any other that make sense after an exam. Read more

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How can lower leg edema be treated?

How can lower leg edema be treated?

Swelling: Or edema, has several very different causes and because of that- different treatments. Water retention due to cardiac issues needs to be treated medically, vein problems can be addressed by compression hose and elevation, lymphatic swelling needs compression via stockings and lympedema pumps. Read more

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Why leg hurts and numbness in my lower leg?

Why leg hurts and numbness in my lower leg?

Neuropathy: Neuropathy can present with numbness and pain. There are number of conditions that can cause, please consult with a physician to find the cause. Read more

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What is between the talus and the lower leg?

What is between the talus and the lower leg?

The ankle joint: The ankle is the joint above the talus and under the lower leg (tibia). Read more

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What is between the talus and the lower leg?

What is between the talus and the lower leg?

Tibio-talar joint: The bone of the lower leg consists of the tibia and fibula and the tibia articulates with the talus. The tibia, fibula and talus comprise the ankle joint. Read more

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My right lower leg on the outside gusts, what could this be?

Please clarify: I don't understand what you mean by 'gusts'. Thanks. Read more