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When i stand for a period of time my legs will turn purple and blotchy red why does this happen? It's embarrassing when i wear shorts anyway i can fix

When i stand for a period of time my legs will turn purple and blotchy red why does this happen? It's embarrassing when i wear shorts anyway i can fix

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
Once
Wear support stockings
Daily
Check cholesterol medications
Once
Exercise
30 Min, Daily, forever
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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

Have your iron level checked
Once
Take medication as prescribed
Once
Reduce caffeine intake
Once
Quit smoking
Once
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My legs are always red, and have a capillary refill time of 5 or more seconds. I am 18, and it started when i was 12. They turn purple and blotchy!

Poor circulation: You may have a vascular disease (there are many) which causes poor arterial flow to you feet and hands (further points from the heart). You need to see a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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Leg got red and formed a rock hard lump underneath then redness disappeared. on my other leg on thigh have a red/purple patch. What's going on?

Leg got red and formed a rock hard lump underneath then redness disappeared. on my other leg on thigh have a red/purple patch. What's going on?

See MD: You need to be seen to establish what is going on. I do not understand where on your legs the redness and "rock hard lump " are. Trauma comes to mind, but you may have some blood vessel issue, as an inflammed vein or blood clot issue. Please be seen today in a clinic or an ER. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

Take a hot bath
once every night
Exercise
daily
Massage
weekly
Avoid caffeine
daily
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Hard purple lup on knee with redness around. Have had leg pain for a month the lump just showed up. Is this dvt?

Hard purple lup on knee with redness around. Have had leg pain for a month the lump just showed up. Is this dvt?

Superficial: I sounds like a superficial vein with pain, called thrombophlebitis which is an inflammation of the vein. Other possibilities include an infected cyst or hair follicle, or insect bite. It is hard to say without seeing the lesion. Best course of action. Apply a warm compress for about 5 minutes , multiple times and take an anti inflammatory for pain. See a Doctor as soon as possible ...Read more

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