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Does scleroderma present as a small round redness on skin right above the ankle and nothing else?

Does scleroderma present as a small round redness on skin right above the ankle and nothing else?

Rarely: There are localized forms of scleroderma although these are rare. A dermatologist should be able to tell you for certain. ...Read more

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I have a few red, dry, almost circular patches around just one of my ankles. I thought it may have been my boots rubbing but it won't seem to go away.

I have a few red, dry, almost circular patches around just one of my ankles. I thought it may have been my boots rubbing but it won't seem to go away.

Picture: Take a picture and show your doctor or dermatologist. Sometimes circular rashes are caused by ringworm and need anti fungal cream. All the best. ...Read more

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Hi. My boyfriend has found a red round mark on his ankle. It is quite red and has a burning sensation. Could this be ringworm? Thank you.

Hi. My boyfriend has found a red round mark on his ankle. It is quite red and has a burning sensation. Could this be ringworm? Thank you.

Needs to be checked: It is difficult for us to say what it is without looking at it. It could be a ringworm, or other infection like Impetigo.Get it checked by your doctor ...Read more

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I have dry, scaly, white circular patches on the tops of my feet near the ankles. They are not red or itchy. Appear at various times in the year.?

I have dry, scaly, white circular patches on the tops of my feet near the ankles. They are not red or itchy. Appear at various times in the year.?

It is always: Difficult to make a diagnosis without seeing a dermatological condition. Having said that, I would try moisturizing the skin. There are "drying conditions" that occur at certain seasonal times i.E "winters itch". ...Read more

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I have swollen calfs legs and my ankle. A lot of pain when I stand. In my hips and growing, also I have red circular patted bumps that look like bo?

I have swollen calfs legs and my ankle. A lot of pain when I stand. In my hips and growing, also I have red circular patted bumps that look like bo?

Edema: Sounds like dependent (affected by gravity) edema (fluid in tissue causing swelling), but potential causes are many and can include problems with heart, liver, kidney, vessels and more. Physical exam and lab work is needed to more precisely identify the problem. ...Read more

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I have tons of defined circular, raised red bumps on both legs, between my knees & ankles. They often itch. No new soaps, not razor burn. Advice?

I have tons of defined circular, raised red bumps on both legs, between my knees & ankles. They often itch. No new soaps, not razor burn. Advice?

Eczema vs. Psoriasis: Raised defined circular red bumps on skin could be a form of psoriasis or a type of eczema. You need to see a dermatologist or podistrist for evaluation and treatment. Your doctor may perform bloodwork on you to see if you have any signs of auto-immune disease and/or they may prescribe oral and/or topical medications to help resolve this skin issue. ...Read more

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1 cm, perfectly circular bruise on top of foot. Very small pinpoint at center. No swelling, redness, raising, etc. What was I bit by? Cause for worry?

1 cm, perfectly circular bruise on top of foot. Very small pinpoint at center. No swelling, redness, raising, etc. What was I bit by? Cause for worry?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities, among the more common and sometimes concerning can be a spider bite, particularly a brown recluse spider. You should seek attention if the area becomes dark appearing or shows any sign of infection such as redness or swelling; or if the size of the area is increasing. ...Read more

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Redness around ankles after being on my feet all day?

Redness around ankles after being on my feet all day?

Many causes: This may be just be from swelling if you are standing all day.
If persists you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have unilaterla ankle swelling and redness, but there wasno injury. What should I do?

I have unilaterla ankle swelling and redness, but there wasno injury. What should I do?

Pain?: Depending on your medical history, this could be a lot of things. If there is pain and you are post menopausal, you could have gout. Other possible conditions include arthritis, diabetic charcot foot, infection (usually an open wound is associated with this), etc. There are many possibilities. If it continues to bother you, see your pcp for a referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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My ankle has redness after icing along with tingling when touched. Is it possible that I have frostbite?

My ankle has redness after icing along with tingling when touched. Is it possible that I have frostbite?

Frostbite.: Not yet. The appearance and sensation you have is the normal feeling you get after icing. ...Read more

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How can I make the swelling and redness go away in my lower leg/ankles and is it normal for it to hurt when touched?

How can I make the swelling and redness go away in my lower leg/ankles and is it normal for it to hurt when touched?

CELLULITIS: CALF PAIN POSITIVE HOMAN'S SIGN "MAY" INDICATE RISK OF EMBOLUS (CLOT). SEE YOUR PCP FOR EVALUATION. INTERMIN CARE IS ONE ASPIRIN A DAY. HOPE THIS HELPS ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of fleabitis my mothers ankles is red and swollen and hot to the touch...She also has some redness on her upper thigh

What are the symptoms of fleabitis my mothers ankles is red and swollen and hot to the touch...She also has some redness on her upper thigh

Symptoms: Symptoms from flea bites include small red bumps with a red halo around a small hole. This leads to significant itching. Thrombophlebitis symptoms can include pain in the body area where a blood clot has developed in a vein. The vein is tender and warm. There can also be redness and swelling of the part of the body effected. Wasn't exactly sure what you were dealing with, so included info on both. ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles or redness around the lower legs?

What causes swollen ankles or redness around the lower legs?

Several things: Could be from too much salt intake.
Could be from improper working valves in the veins that allow fluic to leak backwards into the legs. ...Read more

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I have an ache in my calf and pain in my ankle. Could this be dvt? There is no swelling or redness.

Yes: Either Achilles pain (strain, tear) or DVT would be most likely. See a specialist for a simple scan that will determine whether a clot is present. Swelling and redness is present only about 50-75% of the time. ...Read more

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I have pain in left ankle. Xray didn't show anything. What would be the next to find out the cause of pain. Not swollen or redness?

Exam. Exam. History.: You need to have a thorough exam of your foot and ankle as well as a description of the pain, it's route, severity, and location. This is the type of information that is necessary to find the cause. ...Read more

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Child complains for a second day that a calf on one leg hurts and now also an ankle, limping for 2 days no swelling, redness and not hot. What is it?

Child complains for a second day that a calf on one leg hurts and now also an ankle, limping for 2 days no swelling, redness and not hot. What is it?

SIMPLE TO SERIOUS: Does the child feel sick? Fever? Calf bigger than other side? It could be something as simple as a muscle strain/sprain, to an infection, leg fracture, or something very serious but also very rare in children; a DVT. This should be checked by a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Have a redness/rash on my ankle. Prescribed ointment, has made it a little better and some days it almost vanishes.....follow up with my doc is 2 weeks from now (have used ointment for almost a month) due to his busy sched.?

Have a redness/rash on my ankle. Prescribed ointment, has made it a little better and some days it almost vanishes.....follow up with my doc is 2 weeks from now (have used ointment for almost a month) due to his busy sched.?

Who's in control?: Wow! Call the office and ask them for a refill of the script. If you are told to wait, then I would look for a new doctor. Better yet walk into a CVS with a nurse practitioner and ask her for a refill. ...Read more

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I had subcuondral edma contusion and now I have no pain, no swelling, but sometimes I feel heat and redness in my ankle? What to do?

I had subcuondral edma contusion and now I have no pain, no swelling, but sometimes I feel heat and redness in my ankle? What to do?

Bone Healing: It takes a fracture to heal in 6 to 12 weeks, with bone marrow edema or subchondral edema it might take up to 6 months for all the symptoms to be resolved. ...Read more

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I have raised blue veins on my ankle together with some redness, also feels hard around the area is there anything I can do. To improve please?

Compression hose: Sounds like venous stasis dermatitis, an inflammatory condition of the skin caused by varicose veins or swelling. Needs compression and might also do well with a water pill from your primary doctor. ...Read more

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I injured my leg four months ago near my ankle & I still have Knot and it hurts every now & then. I had neg d-dimer. No swell, redness or heat.

I injured my leg four months ago near my ankle & I still have Knot and it hurts every now & then. I had neg d-dimer. No swell, redness or heat.

Be seen: I would not hesitate to be seen and examined by an orthopedic surgeon for a more specific diagnosis. The tests you discussed are good to rule out a blood clot, but there are numerous other possibilities. ...Read more

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I have minor swelling in one calf mainly in the area right slightly below the knee. No apparent swelling in ankles or feet. No pain or redness.

I have minor swelling in one calf mainly in the area right slightly below the knee. No apparent swelling in ankles or feet. No pain or redness.

Swelling Causes: Swelling behind the knee could be a strain or ligament injury. It could be phlebitis. It could also be a cyst called a Baker's cyst. The best course would be to see your family doctor, orthopedist or podiatrist for evaluation. A physical exam and possibly X-rays or an MRI can answer your questions. ...Read more

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My adult son has a pain in his left foot, right below the ankle. There's no redness or swelling, but limps when he walks. He's a security officer.

My adult son has a pain in his left foot, right below the ankle. There's no redness or swelling, but limps when he walks. He's a security officer.

Ankle pain: Need more information than you have given. How long has he had it, does anything make it feel better, any injury, etc. ...Read more