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Pain And Tighness In Right Lower Leg
Please clarify: I don't understand what you mean by 'gusts'. Thanks. ...Read more
Go to Pharmacy: More information is needed to answer this question. Generally the local pharmacy has over the counter pain medications that are safe to use. Perhaps a stop at the pharmacy will help you decide on a diagnosis and treatment plan to get you feeling better. Pharmacists are available for free consultations and advice every day. This will help direct you on best next steps prior to a doctor visit. ...Read more
Pain to the right of my bellybutton + pain in the inside of my right lower leg. Both seem to flare at same time. Can pain refer to distant location?
Referred pain: Yes, pain in the pelvis can radiate to other locations like the hip, lower back, or upper legs. ...Read more
I've had a shooting pain down my right lower leg for 3 days now standing or sitting does not matter it will not go away it comes and goes?
I am 23 and I noticed a firm bump from underneath my right lower leg. I have some itching in the area. No unusual colors, though. What could this be?
Many possibilities: There are many possibilities. It could be harmless, such as a dermatofibroma, lipoma, or cyst. However, there is a small possibility that it could be a lymph node, tumor, or something concerning. I would recommend having it evaluated to make sure that it is not worrisome. ...Read more
I get awful pain in the front of my right lower leg that I can only describe as bone pain. Is there anything that can be done to help/relieve this?
Take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibu-:
Profen for pain. Get it checked by your gp, as you need to be investigated with an xray, at least. Resting would be helpful.
A detailed history would be worthwhile. ...Read more
Right lower leg, anterior above ankle, there is a large dent like a chunk is missing. The inside leg is fine and leg feels ok...just looks ugly. For m?
Most likely in the-: Anterior tibialis muscle. The dent is probably from a childhood accident that was a direct blow 2 this area, & U may not recall it. But it is U, & not reversible. ...Read more
My right lower leg bigger than the other. I can also see on MRI, yet radiology notes do not. Radiology notes also say no edema. Is there an error?
Need more info: How old are you? How long has this been a problem. Do your socks leave a mark in your leg at the end of the day? When you push on your shin with your thumb, does it leave an indentation? You may have a lymph or vascular blockage for some reason on your right leg. Recommend you see another doc. ...Read more
Pitting edema in right lower leg only. No redness, or pain. Been this way for a week. Elevated it and no change. What could it be?
My mum is 76 yrs old and has severe, constant pain in her right, lower leg on the outside. It is like cramp but it never goes away.?
How is her back?: If her lower back fine, consider an ultrasound of the veins of her leg to make sure she doesn't have a clot. Congrats on the us open win! ...Read more
Just noticed my 9 yo daughter has a dark raised vein on the back of her right lower leg. I know this is new. She doesn't remember banging it?
It is ok: If it is just a raised vein and no redness and is not painful and in not tender it is ok. ...Read more
I have a half dollar size red/warm/very painful lump on my right lower leg on bony tibia part. The thing is, its been 4 weeks Fluctuates w activity?
Yes: These type things are often infection require a face-to-face doctor visit to determine treat ...Read more
Small red patches under the skin on my legs, the largest is on the back of my right lower leg. But there are smaller patches on both legs. No pain/itch?
I fell asleep in a chair w/my feet down my right lower leg and foot swelled it has never happened before by the next am it was gone but came back why?
Could a pinched nerve in L4, L5, S1, or S2 (racepinephrine) cause the right lower leg to look rounder than the other in the back of the leg but measure the same?
R/O BAKERS CYST: Usually a pinched nerve in that region will cause sciatica and neuropathic pain. This may result in muscle atrophy and later potential foot drop. If the area behind the knee is full you may have a Bakers Cyst or potentially a DVT. An Doppler US or MRI IS NEEDED to define the anatomy. ...Read more
I have post thrombolic sydrome I woke up with black bruises on my right lower leg and both arms hurts to touch should I worry or not.?
Yes: You should see a doctor in person soon, need to rule out thrombotic event. ...Read more
broken my right lower leg broken both tibia and fibula (2) places, one place on tibia. How before bones stops moving around. 5 weeks out now?
Broken leg: By now your bones should have stabilized. See your orthopedist. You may have to have xrays taken and possibly be recasted ...Read more
I have chronic pain in my feet legs my right lower leg is quite a bit larger then my left and my bag I'm over weight depressed due yo my weight I eat?
May be edema: You need an evaluation we have questions about your general health, cardiac status, liver status, your kidney status to name a few. ...Read more
I have had a large (over 1") purple bruiselike ring on my left hip for over a week that is starting to heal and tonight I now have the same ring bruising on my right lower leg (backside close to knee). I am wondering how concerned I should be about these/
Possibilities.: While the description sounds like a resolving bruise, I wonder why you are bruising if you had no trauma? It would be good to have a primary care doctor hear your story and possibly order some blood work. Document the spots, locations and take a clear digital picture of them when they occur to share with the provider. ...Read more
I am a 71 year old overweight female with arthritic pain in both hips and knees, esp right. When I lie down my right lower leg often hurts over bone.
Arthritis: It sounds like osteoarthritis. This has a multi-pronged approach. Weight loss, light resistance exercise, anti-inflammatory meds and surgery are some of the options. With each option you want minimal harm and maximal good. Joint replacement surgery is getting better all the time but should be a last resort. Although not backed by good data, many patients like glucosamine. ...Read more
Hi. For three days now I've had this pain on my right lower leg frontal radiating to my thigh and right arm and hand with blurred vision.
Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
My right lower leg is 2 x normal size and hard as a rock. I have fibromyalgia and developed serotonin syndrome due to Neurontin and prozac, was taken off immediately because of becoming unconcscious...Have also stoppped HRT the last 2 days because of the
Flashing pain on right lower leg on the right side of my shin and tingly feet. Can an viral infection cause this? Nerve damage? It comes and goes.
Yes: People with lower back pain can sometimes experience the type of symptoms you are describing, caused by structural irritation of the nerve at the root ("radiculopathy") from herniated disks or spinal stenosis. When someone has these symptoms without back pain, other causes should be considered, including viral meningitis and radiculitis. These tend to improve with time but should be evaluated. ...Read more
After sitting on leg & causing it to go numb, how long until leg fully returns to normal. Its 4th day and lower leg has tightness & restlessness?
R/O SCIATICA: Your age and description of symptoms is suggestive of sciatica. You need a full exam and focused Neuro exam with reflexes Checked. Also X-ray of lumbar spine and if no improvement an MRI to rule out arthritis a bulging disc or congenital back issue. Till then no heavy lifting F/U with doctor for medical treatment. NSAID/Muscle Relaxant. ...Read more
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