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Doctor insights on: Pain In Calves Of Legs Causes

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What could cause pain in my right leg and my calves to swell?

What could cause pain in my right leg and my calves to swell?

A DVT: A deep vein thrombosis could cause this type of pain and could be dangerous. I would call for help from family or friends and have them help you to get to a medical center for evaluation (without moving that leg much) for evaluations asap. ...Read more

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Part of leg between calves and ankles appears a little swollen. Can standing all day cause this? Something else causing it?

Part of leg between calves and ankles appears a little swollen. Can standing all day cause this? Something else causing it?

Unilateral?: If it is bilateral, it could be related to venous stasis/standing. However, if it is unilateral, it could be a deep venous thrombosis, which could lead to a pulmonary embolus--which could be fatal. Get it checked out asap. ...Read more

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I have pain from my neck, all the way down my back, into my buttocks and down my leg right to my calves. What could cause this?

I have pain from my neck, all the way down my back, into my buttocks and down my leg right to my calves. What could cause this?

Possibilities: Variety of conditions can cause pain. One common cause is a pinched nerve. But that usually doesn't start in the neck and radiate down the leg. Without knowing the story and your exam, impossible to diagnose. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in legs?

What causes numbness in legs?

Multifactorial: Sometimes it is simply positioning. If it only happens during certain activities (sitting a certain way) it is probably blood flow or nerve positioning related. If it is happening more and more and becoming progressive it could an early sign of a neurological disease process. See your regular doctor to help delineate this. ...Read more

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Does magnesium cause achy legs?

Does magnesium cause achy legs?

Unlikely: Magnesium is actually used to treat leg cramps that occur during pregnancy. It should not cause this type of aching. ...Read more

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What causes the legs to weaken?

What causes the legs to weaken?

Leg weakness: There are so many causes, it would be helpful for us if you could narrow it down a bit. Is it both legs, was it sudden or gradual, do the legs hurt, do you have back pain? Vascular disease can cause weak legs by reducing blood flow, and a stroke can also cause weakness. Spinal problems like bulging discs or spinal stenosis (narrowing) can do it. Anemia and thyroid disease can also do it. ...Read more

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Legs hurt when lay down, cause?

Legs hurt when down: Not sure, could be sciatica, or piraformis syndrome. You may need to see your physician so to get an xray or other tests to see why your legs hurt. ...Read more

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What causes mottled skin on legs?

What causes mottled skin on legs?

Many things: You may be shaving and then scratching (most common), skin diseases, skin rashes, circulation, heart conditions, and more. See your doctor and review your medical history to determine which pertains to you. ...Read more

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What causes rest legs syndrome?

What causes rest legs syndrome?

Numerous causes: Restless leg syndrome can have many causes. Medical condition, medications, even diet. A talk with your primary care doctor can help eliminate medical conditions, medications. ...Read more

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What causes extreme pain in my legs?

What causes extreme pain in my legs?

Get evaluated: Many things can cause leg pain. Blood clots, vascular disease, and neuropathy to name a few. I would recommend evaluation by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder cause pain down legs?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that the pain down your legs are related, as the gallbladder is in the abdomen, and the symptoms of gallbladder problems are generally gastrointestinal, such as vomiting, pain, and nausea. ...Read more

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What causes deep itching in the legs?

What causes deep itching in the legs?

Itch on legs: Dry skin and eczema are probably the most common reasons why legs would itch. Leg swelling and varicose veins. There are a number of itchy rashes that can affect the skin of the legs. I would recommend trying a fragrance-free, dye-free moisturizing cream to see if the condition improves. If it does not, please see your dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are some causes of pain in both legs?

Depends...: Many problems can cause leg pain:
consider discussing with your family doctor first as many chronic illnesses can cause leg pain (i.e. Poor circulation, diabetes, lumbar spinal disc disease/spinal stenosis, etc.) testing nerve function, blood flow, examining the skin for infections, etc can also help determine the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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What causes knots in the back of your legs?

What causes knots in the back of your legs?

Muscle cramping: Knots in the calves are usually caused by muscle cramping which may be tight to begin with. Preventive measures include stretching and ensuring that you are not deficient in calcium, magnesium or potassium. Discuss this with your physician if frequent muscle cramping persists. ...Read more

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Have red bits on my legs. What caused them?

Have red bits on my legs. What caused them?

Leg bites: Clusters of red bites on the legs can be caused by chiggers, fire ants, bed bugs, etc. The first 2 insects are found outdoors. Itching may or may not accompany some insect bites. If red spots continue to occur, consult a dermatologist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can cause painful bumps in calf of leg?

What can cause painful bumps in calf of leg?

Calf bumps: Swollen lymph node, varicose veins, a cyst, possibly a tumor (unlikely), a blood clot, among other things. Have you been immobilized or had an injury lately? If it persist, go get it checked out. ...Read more

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What are some causes of swelling of the legs?

What are some causes of swelling of the legs?

Many things: Varicose veins with chronic venous insufficiency, superficial thrombophlebitis, deep venous thrombosis, lymphedema, knee, hip, and/or ankle arthritis that prevents normal ambulation, obesity, prolonged standing, liver or kidney trouble, hypothyroidism, abnormal protein levels, all kinds of heart conditions that cause heart failure, the list is long and this doesn't cover everything by any means. ...Read more

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What causes my legs to tingle when I lay down?

Restless legs: Legs tingle from multiple causes. Could be a condition called restless leg syndrome or it could be neuropathy. You also might have an allergic skin condition or even psoriasis. Do you have diabetes? Do y9u fel the need to move the legs to relieve the tingling? ...Read more

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So what usually can cause swelling of the legs?

So what usually can cause swelling of the legs?

Leg swelling.: There are many reasons to have leg swelling and it can involve one or both legs. This swelling can be due to underlying medical problems such as heart, lung, liver or kidney disease or it could be due to other problems such as lymphedema, venous insufficiency or venous clots. Infections and trauma can also lead to leg swelling. If you have swelling you should start with a leg venous ultrasound. ...Read more

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