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Doctor insights on: Pimple Like Rash On Calf Muscles Symptoms

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I have flat, not itchy rash on my calf muscle. It started as very light dots but it grew and became more red with time what could it possibly be?

I have flat, not itchy rash on my calf muscle. It started as very light dots but it grew and became more red with time what could it possibly be?

Need a photo or exam: Most infection related rashes cause a generalized exanthem, and allergic rashes from contact or hives are itchy. Ring worm has a circular pattern and is slightly raised. An exam is essential for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I do not have a rash it is the skin pigmentation causing blotchy like darker circles on my left calf muscle? Is this circulation ?

I do not have a rash it is the skin pigmentation causing blotchy like darker circles on my left calf muscle? Is this circulation ?

Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, reactions to medications, phototoxic eruptions, trauma. ...Read more

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Skin rash lower leg itching and like pimples in small area and also up calf. But spread out - more on one leg than other ?

Skin  rash lower leg  itching and  like pimples  in small area and also up calf. But spread out - more on one leg than other
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Skin Rash Leg/itchin: It is very difficult to say exactly what it can be for sure without looking at the rash.But from description it seems you have some kind of contact dermatitis of allergic type as it is only limited to one leg. You should see your doctor to have it diagnosed and treated properly as it may be fungus or some other infection causing the rash. ...Read more

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I have sudden pimple like rash which appeared on the lower back of my leg, began itchy and as healing is dark red dots slowly fading? Picture added

I have sudden pimple like rash which appeared on the lower back of my leg, began itchy and as healing is dark red dots slowly fading?  
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Exposure to plant..?: Have you been hiking... short pants...,insect bite? Are pimples more like pus? Spring time is very common to encounter plant which can cause rash ( poison oak & other). If itchy Take antihistamine, topical steroid cream for 7-14 days. If increased pain , spreading redness .. see MD to check for infection ( cellulitis . ...Read more

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My right calf muscle aches, it doesn't feel normal. Its/off. Its not pain it just feels weird kind of like numbness. No other symptoms. Help?

My right calf muscle aches, it doesn't feel normal. Its/off. Its not pain it just feels weird kind of like numbness. No other symptoms. Help?

Have it checked out: Calf muscle ache by itself is not a problem if it's just from a spasm, but when it involves a numbing sensation, like a paresthesia, or feeling weird, it needs to be checked out, so the cause can be determined. Your medical, family, social, trauma histories will help. So, make an appointment with you doctor to do so, and get peace of mind. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a torn calf muscle?

What are the symptoms of a torn calf muscle?

Pain, swelling: Usually it occurs secondary to sports such as tennis or basketball you will often feel a pop in the calf and will end up with swelling and difficulty weightbearing on the leg it is important to differentiate a calf injury from and achilles tendon injury which is likely to require surgery. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of a strained calf muscle?

Please explain what are some symptoms of a strained calf muscle?

Localized pain : Pain in the calf especially with walking. In severe cases you may feel a bulge or see bruising develop on the skin. Symptoms usually resolve in 1-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Why do u feel a bit of cramp at my calf muscle suddenly? Is this symptoms of some illness?

Why do u feel a bit of cramp at my calf muscle suddenly? Is this symptoms of some illness?

Muscle strain from : Strenuous exercise, electrolyte abnormality, circulation problem etc may cause your leg cramps. See your dr if it persists or worsens . Take care! ...Read more

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Constant painless calf muscle twitches is it associated with hiv infection e.g. peripheral neurological types symptom that affect muscles and nerves ?

Constant painless calf muscle twitches is it associated with hiv infection e.g. peripheral neurological types symptom that affect muscles and nerves ?

Not really...: Neuropathy and twitching are two different things which are not necessarily linked together. Symptoms of neuropathy include numbness in feet, burning sensation, problem with balance, etc. Twitching on the other hand can happen from a lot of different reasons such as stress, benign fasciculations or with more serious pathology involving the anterior horn cells such as ALS, Polio, etc. ...Read more

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Im planing to take l-arginine? I had a past symptoms of herpes zoster? I heard taking l-argine can get herpes? I had once pimples, rashes in penis skin

Im planing to take l-arginine? I had a past symptoms of herpes zoster? I heard taking l-argine can get herpes? I had once pimples, rashes in penis skin

See answer: There are 8 herpes virus types. Types most familiar to us: herpes simplex viruses (types 1 and 2) which can cause mouth cold sores and/or genital herpes; and varicella-zoster virus which causes chicken pox and shingles. Type-specific herpes blood test can help detect prior exposure to Types 1 and 2. L-Arginine, a common supplement, reportedly promotes replication of the herpes virus. Significant? ...Read more

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4 month symptoms. Tired, weak, muscle aches, headaches, nausea, weird smell lingering inside nose, weird bump on neck that aren't bug bites or pimples?

4 month symptoms. Tired, weak, muscle aches, headaches, nausea, weird smell lingering inside nose, weird bump on neck that aren't bug bites or pimples?

What r u waiting 4 ?: Given those symptoms, you need medical evaluation yesterday, kindly see your doctor /a doctor soon, wish you wellness ...Read more

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My lower calf muscle one inch above my Achilles really hurts. It feels like it might be strained. What do I do so I can keep running in the future?

My lower calf muscle one inch above my Achilles really hurts. It feels like it might be strained. What do I do so I can keep running in the future?

Stretching an rest: Overuse injuries including achilles tendon tendonitis are common. The key is resting, crosstraining and stretching for 10 to 14 days before running again. ...Read more

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Feels like a cuff around my shin. When I rub my shin lightly I can feel it on calf muscle. No pain, occasional "cool spot" feeling. Thoughts?

Feels like a cuff around my shin. When I rub my shin lightly I can feel it on calf muscle. No pain, occasional "cool spot" feeling. Thoughts?

Referred Sensations: Your are describing/recognizing a common phenomena called Referred Sensations, a common example of which is called Referred Pain, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Referred_pain. Underlying all of this is the complexity of how our brain & mind figure out (or don't) a correct/useful correlation between sensation perception and location, a complex process, esp. for deep or rarely felt sensations. ...Read more

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I have club foot on my left and would like to now how can I make the calf muscle on the side bigger?

I have club foot on my left and would like to now how can I  make the calf muscle on the side bigger?

Bigger or stronger?: With a true clubfoot, the position of thr foot is flexed down at the ankle and then twisted inward at the heel and the midfoot (aka talipes equino varus). This position has weakened and stretched the lateral (outside) muscles because of disuse. To determine potential of the leg muscle dependent on foot position and the range of motion, i'd recommend seeing a podiatrist to be evaluated first. ...Read more

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Thigh pain is now in my left calf muscle. It won't go away. Only hurts when I'm in bed. No injuries. It feels like a pulled muscle. ?

Thigh pain is now in my left calf muscle. It won't go away. Only hurts when I'm in bed. No injuries. It feels like a pulled muscle. ?

Massage the muscle: Lots of possible causes starting with high heels. If you have had cancer or other reason to be at risk for blood clot then see your doctor for full eval. Are you climbing stairs a lot or walking on inclines? Try massaging the muscle with a good menthol balm, start vit E 400mg daily, and if that dent resolve, see you doc for a more thorough eval ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more