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Immobilised due to surgery recovery, currently experiencing short isolated, random, numb/painful spots in my legs as well as muscle ache. Are they clots?

Immobilised due to surgery recovery, currently experiencing short isolated, random, numb/painful spots in my legs as well as muscle ache. Are they clots?

Can not say: Blood clots in the veins of legs (DVT) are a concern after surgery. Its diagnosed by ultrasound. Symptoms typically include leg swelling, discoloration, pain, and more. But it's hard to diagnose from symptoms. I have had patients I was sure had a DVT but ultrasound was negative. I've also had patients I was sure didn't have DVT but ultrasound was positive. If concerned call surgeon- get it checked. ...Read more

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I got red spots on my leg, it's quite red around it and looks quite yellow inside it's itchy but not painful?

Should consult.: Your best bet would be to consult with a doctor on this one, either locally with a Dermatologist or on HealthTap with uploaded pictures of these spots to review. Lesions like these are best evaluated by direct visualization and not description. ...Read more

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I am 23 years old, I have painful red spots all over both my legs and it continues to spread, they do not itch and no bump, do grow in size up to 1"

I am 23 years old, I have painful red spots all over both my legs and it continues to spread, they do not itch and no bump, do grow in size up to 1"

Possibly EN: Could be erythema nodosum. The fact that they are symptomatic and spreading merits your thorough evaluation by a dermatologist. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My legs hurt and they have painful red spots all over them...it hurts to stand and walk. What is wrong?

See details: Painful rashes on the legs can have a number of causes, some of them serious. See a doctor and have the issue evaluated. A dermatological consultation is also a good idea. ...Read more

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I went for a long walk and had painful tingling after. Now there are a ton of blood spots all over my legs and top of my feet. HELP!

I went for a long walk and had painful tingling after. Now there are a ton of blood spots all over my legs and top of my feet. HELP!

Insect Bites: Make an Appontment with your doctor and have your tons of Blood Spots checked
It may be insect bites or not related to your walk
It needs to be checked by your Doctor or Dermatologist ...Read more

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My mom's legs and feet are swollen and painful and has brownish spots coming and disappearing from time to time, what is that?

My mom's legs and feet are swollen and painful and has brownish spots coming and disappearing from time to time, what is that?

Not Specific: Lower extremity swelling often leads to pain and the excess fluid makes the legs heavy. The decrease in oxygen that gets through the edema can lead to brown patches, and sometimes even blisters or ulcers.
At least 3 possible concerns: is her heart strong? Does she have arterial blockage to her legs? Does she have venous obstruction (insufficiency) from her legs?
Please take her to see her doctor. ...Read more

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I've been experience a rash on my legs for almost 3 months. It almost looks like little spots of blood under the skin. Not itchy, painful, or scaly.?

I've been experience a rash on my legs for almost 3 months. It almost looks like little spots of blood under the skin. Not itchy, painful, or scaly.?

Purpurin: You might have benign pigmented purpura which is a harmless problem where the small capillaries leak a little blood. No therapy is needed for this harmless condition. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER because a boil on my right leg is making it very difficult to walk. So painful. I also am developing red swollen spots on my leg?

Should I go to the ER because a boil on my right leg is making it very difficult to walk. So painful. I also am developing red swollen spots on my leg?

Yes: It sounds like you are developing an abscess and possibly cellulitis or deep tissue infection in your leg. You probably need intravenous antibiotics in ER and incision and drainage of the abscess. Please visit the ER as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Ice pack burn on leg over week ago. Blisters gone. Large dark purple/blk spots. Edges burn constantly. Applying aloe. Painful to walk. Suggestions?

Ice pack burn on leg over week ago. Blisters gone. Large dark purple/blk spots. Edges burn constantly. Applying aloe. Painful to walk. Suggestions?

A blood clot?: Large dark purple spots. Edges burn constantly. Painful to walk. I am concerned you may have a blood clot. I would suggest you see a doctor immediately because blood clots can be very dangerous. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I have a painful rash mostly on my buttocks & on my back under my bra band. I do have a few spots on my arms & legs aswell. They look like bug bites but are more sore than itchy. Not sure what may have caused them. I'm having a hard time finding infor

I have a painful rash mostly on my buttocks & on my back under my bra band. I do have a few spots on my arms & legs aswell. They look like bug bites but are more sore than itchy. Not sure what may have caused them. I'm having a hard time finding infor

Needs to be checked: It needs to be evaluated as the spots are persisting. Have you used any cream or ointment. See your doctor or a dermatologist
it could be a bug bites, skin infection like impetigo, sometimes the bug bites get infected as well. ...Read more

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Petechiae on abdomen/arms/upper legs. No other sxs. Breast feeding 4mo old. It is small tiny red spots Some are raised not painful. No fevers md visit?

Petechiae on abdomen/arms/upper legs. No other sxs. Breast feeding 4mo old. It is small tiny red spots Some are raised not painful. No fevers md visit?

Good idea: Although sometimes they can be from supplements, medications, and scratching, it is better to be sure and see your doctor. There are scary infectious diseases that cause petechiae, vasculitis, and the need is more urgent with a fever. ...Read more

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I have a spot on upstairs mine right leg yyesterday was so big an painful I make it open I was dis year on the dokter ahe sad that an deadmeatis?

Most likely a boil: I think that what you were trying to say is that the doctor said it was a dermatitis. If you opened it and pus came out then you should also be on an antibiotic to prevent it from spreading. I recommend you consult with either an infectious disease expert or a dermatologist. Beste wensen. Ik wens u een goede gezondheid en geluk! ...Read more

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2 days ago I saw a small red spot on my leg. It’s swollen, warm, v. painful & with a red circle spreading. There’s a hard lump & it burns?

2 days ago I saw a small red spot on my leg. It’s swollen, warm, v. painful & with a red circle spreading. There’s a hard lump & it burns?

Unfortunately we are: Not able to diagnose rashes, bumps and bites over the internet since we can't see the lesions. This sounds serious. You should make an appointment to be evaluated and examined by a health care professional as soon as possible. ...Read more

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No knee issues. Painful to move leg at night due to hip issues. One spot is painful. Does this sound like bursitis?

No knee issues. Painful to move leg at night due to hip issues. One spot is painful. Does this sound like bursitis?

Hip: It may be if it is along the outside of your hip and should respond to Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen. If it has been present longer than 2 weeks, see your doctor for an exam and help with the diagnosis. It is unusual that it is occurring at night. Bursitis should be painful all the time. All the best in sorting this out. Feel better. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite on my leg. There's a red spot in the middle, and the area around is red and very swollen and it's painful to walk. Is it infected?

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I have a bug bite on my leg. There's a red spot in the middle, and the area around is red and very swollen and it's painful to walk. Is it infected?

Maybe: Very hard to say without seeing or knowing what the bug is. Most times, a "bug bite" that is not witnessed is a spontaneous cellulitis, which is a superficial infection of the skin and soft tissue. If this was an actual bug bite, it may be reaction to the venom, which would depend on what bug it is (classic is the brown recluse spider bite). See a doctor. ...Read more

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I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

Bug bite: You probably got bitten by a bug of some sort - impossible to tell what sort without seeing it in person. Could also be a small staph infection, or a bite that has become infected. Apply warm soaks 2-3 times/day, but if it doesn't resolve in a few days see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I get bruises on my hands or legs without any injury. Initially they are a little painful and later the pain vanishes and the blue spot disappears?

I get bruises on my hands or legs without any injury. Initially they are a little painful and later the pain vanishes and the blue spot disappears?

Easy bruising: Probably hitting something very lightly rather you realize it or not but you can go to the doc and get a work up for easy bruising to be sure there is not a problem. Do you have a problem with periods or gums bleeding or with cuts? If not you are probably ok. ...Read more

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Painful red swollen spot on inner bum/upper leg. Put tea tree gel and sudocreme has now cleared after 4 days but now a dry spot is there with dark dot?

Painful red swollen spot on inner bum/upper leg. Put tea tree gel and sudocreme has now cleared after 4 days but now a dry spot is there with dark dot?

Furuncle: Sometimes, the skin can get irritated by an ingrown hair follicle or from excessive sweat that causes a small abscess in the skin. Once it is evacuated or drained, the area becomes dis colored. This dis-colored area fades away. Apply topical antibiotic to ease the inflammation and pain. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Painful spots over both ankles x2 wks. Low shin area on one - behind outer ankle on other. Not a runner. No injury. VERY tender to touch. Help.

Painful spots over both ankles x2 wks. Low shin area on one - behind outer ankle on other. Not a runner. No injury. VERY tender to touch. Help.

Inflammation: The tenderness suggests an inflammatory process at least in the ankle joints. Another possibility is sprain syndrome from prolonged standing, walking or simply inappropriate footwear. If symptoms persist consult an orthopedic specialist or rheumatologist. In the meantime minimize walking, wear good supporting shoes and, if you can take them, medications like Advil or Aleve may help. ...Read more

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Past March high ankle sprain. Hurts after 30sec of running. Hard to lift when running. Hurts horribly when walk on uneven spots. Cracks are painful.

Past March high ankle sprain. Hurts after 30sec of running. Hard to lift when running. Hurts horribly when walk on uneven spots. Cracks are painful.

Ankle Sprains: Recovery from an ankle sprain requires RICE therapy (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation). Generally, complete avoidance of sports is recommended until pain free, and gradual return to regular activities as tolerated after that. High ankle sprains take longer to recover (6 weeks or longer), and may require additional interventions such as the use of a walking boot or physical therapy. ...Read more

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Hi there, I went to Hawaii and had a bad burn on my thigh. It is painful a week later and has a few white spots. There's one red little bump/blister.

Hi there, I went to Hawaii and had a bad burn on my thigh. It is painful a week later and has a few white spots. There's one red little bump/blister.

Below: Keep the area in question moisturized and clean.
Do not "pop" the blister, let it resolve by itself
When the blister does leak fluid, then remove the skin on top, and clean the area. Then apply bacitracin over the area. ...Read more

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I have a pulled a muscle on my right back thigh. Yesterday I began getting painful hive spots on my right butt cheek and lower back. Are these related?

Picture would help: If the hive spots are small bubbles/blisters it is possible they are related. That history could be a herpes outbreak. The pain is nerve root mediated.

If the pulled muscle and the hives are actual hives then I doubt they are related.

Sorry, just hard without seeing it. ...Read more

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Very painful Lnode in front of upper forward thigh. Feels as if someone is taking a screwdriver to the spot and leaning all their weight on it. Cause?

Very painful Lnode in front of upper forward thigh. Feels as if someone is taking a screwdriver to the spot and leaning all their weight on it. Cause?

See doctor: Since you have some many other problems, consulting a doctor would be a prudent step. The first thing that came to mind would be the presence of a sexually transmitted disease but there are many other potential reasons for the painful node at the groin area. ...Read more

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Red and blotchy spot covering ankle. Not painful.

Red and blotchy spot covering ankle. Not painful.

VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more