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23yo/m mechanic has lots of red hard painful knots on inside bottom legs, had them for mth not getting better but worse.?

23yo/m mechanic has lots of red hard painful knots  on inside bottom legs, had them for mth not getting better but worse.?

Hard to say: But only because your description is not very specific. When physicians see hard, tender red or reddish-brown spots on the lower legs we think about a diagnosis or erythema nodosum, a condition associated with recent use of some antibiotics & a number of systemic problems including mononucleosis, ulceratice colitis, crohn's disease & sarcoidosis. Your best bet is to let your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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23yo/m mechanic has lots of red hard painful knots on inside bottom legs, had them for mth not getting better but worse.?

23yo/m mechanic has lots of red hard painful knots  on inside bottom legs, had them for mth not getting better but worse.?

More info needed: With this short description, we can't know for sure what is happening to you. You may need to go to your physician and have him take a look at the lesion. Infections and other skin conditions are the most likely diagnosis. ...Read more

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23yo/m mechanic has lots of red hard painful knots on inside bottom legs, had them for mth not getting better but worse.?

23yo/m mechanic has lots of red hard painful knots  on inside bottom legs, had them for mth not getting better but worse.?

Need to see a doctor: It could be infection or other problems. You need to see a doctor to find out the true cause. ...Read more

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23yo/m mechanic has lots of red hard painful knots on inside bottom legs, had them for mth not getting better but worse.?

23yo/m mechanic has lots of red hard painful knots  on inside bottom legs, had them for mth not getting better but worse.?

Hard to say: Without a picture, but based on listed history, i'd say erythema nodosum is a possibility... Google it and see if that matches your symptoms. ...Read more

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23yo/m mechanic has lots of red hard painful knots on inside bottom legs, had them for mth not getting better but worse.?

23yo/m mechanic has lots of red hard painful knots  on inside bottom legs, had them for mth not getting better but worse.?

Need a consultation: It's hard to say by this short description. We need more information before considering the different diagnosis and causes. You will need to see your physician. ...Read more

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My rt leg's bruised w/ knot.I just got back from a trip of long flights and car rides, ending in a swollen painful rt leg, still swollen 5 days later?

My rt leg's bruised w/ knot.I just got back from a trip of long flights and car rides, ending in a swollen painful rt leg, still swollen 5 days later?

? DVT: The condition you have described may suggest that there is a blood clot formed in the leg veins. I would suggest, first not to put any weight on the effected leg, and second, visit your doctor immediately to check 'venous color doppler' of leg. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Both my legs r swollen n painful but my right is worst and has a knot on it. what could cause this? it hurts to walk, move it and everything.

Both my legs r swollen n painful but my right is worst and has a knot on it. what could cause this? it hurts to walk, move it and everything.

See details: You need to see a doctor and have this issue evaluated soon. It may be an early inflammatory arthritis although one cannot be certain without examining the areas involved. ...Read more

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I have several knots that pop up on my legs that are very painful. I was told they are muscles that have herniated. Is there treatment?

I have several knots that pop up on my legs that are very painful. I was told they are muscles that have herniated. Is there treatment?

Knots: Ususally a muscle that gets a cramp is in a certain group. For example cramp to calf muscle. Unusual to have muscle problem all over. It would be helpful to get more information on region and how extensive the " popping up" is. ...Read more

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My 70 yr old mother has knots on her legs. They are painful (especially to the touch) and visible. What can it be?

Varicose veins?: Likely from varicose veins but should consult your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. Varicose veins develop when the valves in the veins fail thereby making it difficult if not impossible to move the blood in the right direction. ...Read more

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What causes a knot to form in your arms or legs and is very painful then you later see a bruise and you haven't bumped anything ?

What causes a knot to form in your arms or legs and is very painful then you later see a bruise and you haven't bumped anything ?

Venule: Most likely a small venule or capillary. If you a taking daily Aspirin or regular NSAID use this might make you prone to do this. Also, vitamin E or even garlic if supplemented. ...Read more

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Feel like a Swelling/knot/bulge in upper leg, no trauma, not painful and feel it only when leg is crossed. Doesn't really feel like a lump. Any ideas?

Feel like a Swelling/knot/bulge in upper leg, no trauma, not painful and feel it only when leg is crossed. Doesn't really feel like a lump. Any ideas?

Lipoma: Most likely is a benign fatty tumor called a lipoma. if the tissue is soft and mobile likely a lipoma. YOu can also have an injection granuloma. if you have to give yourself shots in your upper leg regularly you can get scar tissue in the area called a granuloma which is benign. IF the buldge persists over 2 weeks then see your doctor ...Read more

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Have large knot behind knee, calf it's has gotten bigger. Leg painful and having muscle cramps.Hurts to bend it, stand, lay it on things. What is it?

Have large knot behind knee, calf  it's has gotten bigger. Leg painful and having muscle cramps.Hurts to bend it, stand,  lay it on things. What is it?

See MD: Sounds like a Bakers' or politeal cyst most commonly seen secondary to arthritis w/ a degenerative meniscal ( cartilage) tear. Fluid from your knee joint leaks out thru the tear in the cartilage ( and knee capsule) and collects and forms the cyst. Very common; however see your primary care physician to rule out other potential problems( DVT, etc.)best of luck ! ...Read more

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Started exercising and doing squats. The last two days i've had painful knots in the front, top part of both legs (5 in above knees)hurts to stand/sit?

Slow down: Sudden start of squats will put lot of stretch in the quadriceps muscle in front of your thigh. It is possible to get micro tear of some of the muscle fibers that can lead to swelling an knots in the thigh. If you take it easy it should resolve in time. If the knots and the pain does not go away in couple of weeks then you need to see your doctor good luck. ...Read more

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My ankle has a knot on the front of it very painful?

Need more info: A knot on the front of the ankle can be a description for various things including a contusion, a vein engorgement, a soft tissue growth or even a fracture. Need a bit more history and description. If in doubt about something, it doesn't hurt to go to a foot/ankle specialist and have it examined. ...Read more

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Inside my left upper thigh is a knot its very painful what could be wrong?

See your doctor: Your doctor may need to incise and drain if it is an abscess or take a biopsy if it is a mass.. If it starts streaking red lines at the area it is infected and you will need a prescription for the antibiotics as well. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized knot under my skin on the back of my thigh. I've had it for about 8 months and it's starting to grow in size and is painful now.

I have a pea sized knot under my skin on the back of my thigh. I've had it for about 8 months and it's starting to grow in size and is painful now.

I would see your: doctor or dermatologist, because if its growing you likely reed it removed or at least biopsied. There are many things that can grow from benign to malignant ...Read more

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I have a painful hard knot in my left thigh right beside my groin..What could it be?

See your doctor: You may have a mass or an abscess and both need treatment. See your doctor if you need a biopsy or an incise and drain with antibiotic prescription. ...Read more

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Have a small blueish lump or knot in vein on quad its visible n a lil painful when touched...Its gotten a lil smaller... What could that be?

Thrombophlebitis: It sounds like superficial thrombophlebitis - clot and inflammation in a surface vein. It's not as dangerous as a DVT (deep vein thrombosis), which has the risk of traveling to the lungs. Usually stp resolves on it's own over several weeks. Warm compresses, ibuprofen, compression can help. If it spreads, recurs, or you have generalized leg pain/swelling, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I pmr and fibromyalia, i wake up with pain too much. Eariler, i woke with painful knot on upper right side of calf near knee.What caused this?

I pmr and fibromyalia,  i wake up with pain too much. Eariler, i woke with painful knot on upper right side of calf near knee.What caused this?

Pain: Give it some time and do ur normal activities. We all experience a new pain flare up now and then. If it is still there in a few days then ask the question again. Patients w fibro tend to be overly focused on their bodies sensitivity to pain. ...Read more

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Fell down 9 steps yesterday, among other things have large softball sized knot and bruise on right calf. Been painful, and burning but now excrutiatng?

Calf bruise/pain: Would seek medical attention immediately in ER. The worsening pain,( do you have numbness, decrease motion?) could be an compartment syndrome where the pressure in the muscle compartment rises quickly and compresses nerves and muscles causing necrosis,. or a clot,infection. If not that could be increasing swelling/ pain from injury, requiring elevation , ice, NSAIDS. .Seek attention immediately ...Read more

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I have a swollen and painful knot on my ankle and also under my left arm pit?

You should see : A doctor for these and not play around wasting time. ...Read more

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I have a knot in the bottom of my foot between my arch and my heel very painful what is it?

I have a knot in the bottom of my foot between my arch and my heel very painful what is it?

Plantar fibroma: If it is indeed a hard cyst on the bottom of your foot it is probably a plantar fibroma- benign, not usually painful. It can be removed surgically but try a cortisone injection first. If there is no cyst- just pain then most likely it is plantar fasciitis and you need an orthotic. ...Read more

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I have swollen veins and small knots on the inside of my right thigh and calf. When i press on them it is a little painful. I am phyisically fit and active. I have not had any exams for several years.

I have swollen veins and small knots on the inside of my right thigh and calf. When i press on them it is a little painful. I am phyisically fit and active. I have not had any exams for several years.

May be Veins.: Common things happen commonly. What you are describing sounds like varicose veins. The knots could be areas where the malfunctioning valves have become prominent. Varicose veins are common in all women, whether physically fit or not. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation. If the problem is not venous then they should also be able to determine that. ...Read more

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Painful hard lump/knot in left ankle pain level 8 pain moving upwards?

Get an exam...: If there is increasing pain anywhere in the body I definitely recommend getting examined for the proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Get better soon! ...Read more