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Small freckle like red bumps on legs early sign of pregnancy?

Small freckle like red bumps on legs early sign of pregnancy?

Not a sign: This is not a sign of pregnancy. Check a pregnancy test if you are uncertain. There can be skin changes with pregnancy but most often they involve increase in pigmentation around the nipples and in the midline on the belly. ...Read more

Freckle (Definition)

A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more


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How long for shave biopsy of freckle to heal on upper leg (vastus medialis)? 3 months and still dark red/patchy indentation. Thx

How long for shave biopsy of freckle to heal on upper leg (vastus medialis)?  3 months and still dark red/patchy indentation.  Thx

May not completely: The legs are one of the worst areas for healing. Do not expect to get perfect smooth skin at the biopsy site. Any time you cut or break the skin, a mark will almost always be left. That being said, after 3 months, i don't know how much more healing you will get. It can take up to a year to see the full healing. The color can be treated with lasers but the indenting may be permanent. ...Read more

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How do I relieve redness of a leg burn!?

How do I relieve redness of a leg burn!?

Burn: If you leave it alone it will probably revert to as close as normal as buns will do however you'd probably expect to have some lightning of the scar later on ...Read more

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Found out i had savere redness on leg and diagnosed as infection..What could be wrong?

Found out i had savere redness on leg and diagnosed as infection..What could be wrong?

Many things: the list is long but redness, tenderness, effected area warmer than rest of your body, swollen: these all can indicate infection whether it be just under the skin or deeper or phlebitis to even a blood clot in underlying tissue. I would definitely have it examined. I would not just take some antibiotics that r laying around the house. Go to urgent care ...Read more

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Leg swollen redness sending pictures not my leg friends leg male 53 lays tile for a living?

Leg swollen redness sending pictures not my leg friends leg male 53 lays tile for a living?

Many possibilities: There could be inflammation, infection , irritation, clot in the veins or combination of reasons causing your friend's condition. Have him examined by a dr, perhaps he may need a short course of antibiotics or some sonogram, to be sure there's no clot in the legs. God bless him! ...Read more

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I cut myself shaving my leg and its really red- how long does it take for redness to go away- this was a week ago?

I cut myself shaving my leg and its really red- how long does it take for redness to go away- this was a week ago?

May be infected: If yu have an open wound that is getting more painful, with spreading redness, increasing skin temp, or drainage from the skin you may have an infection. Red streaks from the area or symptoms like pain behind the knee or at the groin area indicate spreading infection, and progressive symptoms like fever, nausea or abdominal painty indicate blood poisoning. See a doctor right away to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Sudden localized area right leg pain started two nights ago. No pain improvement and now redness over it. Is this bad?

Sudden localized area right leg pain started two nights ago. No pain improvement and now redness over it. Is this bad?

Leg pain/redness: You should see a doctor as soon as you can to make sure you don't have cellulitis which would require antibiotic treatment. It's also possible you had an insect bite with resultant redness. Regardless , get checked soon! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have one leg .25 in bigger than the other? No redness, swelling or warmth. Just noticed left leg .25 in bigger

Is it normal to have one leg .25 in bigger than the other? No redness, swelling or warmth. Just noticed left leg .25 in bigger

Error in measurement: You have to measure your leg exactly at the same spot otherwise you will find a discrepancy. Bottom line as long as there is no edema redness or swelling or bruises or pain you are OK ...Read more

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Puncture in leg when squeezed white comes out redness around perimeter at first itched now a red dot in middle with swelling around the hole?

Puncture in leg when squeezed white comes out redness around perimeter  at first itched now a red dot in middle with swelling around the hole?

Infection: Dear SDas, white drainage and redness after a puncture suggest an infection. You need to show this leg to a doctor. Please promptly consult a virtual doctor or go to your PCP or urgent care. ...Read more

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About 4-5 times a day I get this warm sensation going down the left outer calf of my leg, I have no pain no redness and no warmth to the touch. ?

About 4-5 times a day I get this warm sensation going down the left outer calf of my leg, I have no pain no redness and no warmth to the touch.  ?

Severl possibilities: Exist and thus you should be seen first by your primary care MD.Then they can evaluate for referred pain from GI or Gyn sources. additional Ortho possibilities include: Iliotibial band syndrome,hip issues or muscle strain vs muscle spasm vs sciatica.Since the treatment differs but most involve a trial of physical therapy and/or antiinflammatories,we need to be sure of the diagnosis.Keep me updated ...Read more

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My hubby has cellulitis of the rt leg x1 week. He has been taking bacterum. Redness has gone but not the painful swelling..Is this normal? Yes? No?

My hubby has cellulitis of the rt leg x1 week. He has been taking bacterum. Redness has gone but not the painful swelling..Is this normal?  Yes? No?

Wrong Diagnosis ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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Is leg redness a sign of some disease?

Is leg redness a sign of some disease?

It could be: Leg redness could part of local skin disease or systemic disease or trauma? ...Read more

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What can cause swelling, redness and pain in one leg?

What can cause swelling, redness and pain in one leg?

Possible blood clot: My main worry with those symptoms would be a blood clot in the leg veins called a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). Causes can be long trips/immobility, recent surgery and inherited conditions.These can be life-threatening so need attention. Infections such as cellulitis can also cause those symptoms, as can gout (not always the toe), a baker's cyst behind the knee, and other things.Maybe need checked. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: leg redness?

What is the definition or description of: leg redness?

Many causes: There are many causes of leg redness including skin rashes (eczema, psoriasis), infections (cellulitis, fungal infections, roseola, fifth disease), allergic reactions and insect bites (bedbugs, lice, mosquito, scabies). Varicose veins and hemorrhage under the skin are also causes. More serious causes include venous thrombosis (DVT) and serious allergic reactions such as erythema multiforme. ...Read more

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I started getting leg redness a couple of days ago. Will I be back to normal by next week?

I started getting leg redness a couple of days ago.  Will I be back to normal by next week?

Hmmm...: Depends on the cause of the redness. This could be signs of infection, blood clot, inflammation or poor circulation. It is important that you see a doctor for this immediately, because some of these problems require emergency treatment. ...Read more