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Would a torn ACL cause excessive water in knee and a very sensitive calf? And swelling in ankles and foot, ?Or could a sciatic nerve cause all of this?

Would a torn ACL cause excessive water in knee and a very sensitive calf? And swelling in ankles and foot, ?Or could a sciatic nerve cause all of this?

ACL: Yes. The water is inflammation in the knee joint - from the torn acl. Thing like a bakers cyst behind the knee or a torn knee joint capsule could cause the fluid to leak out and affect the calf and cause swelling in the affected leg. Due to the instability in the knee, you would be compensating and using muscles differently so could aggravate the affected leg and put pressure on the sciatic nerve. ...Read more

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Sensitive painful hard lump on my left leg just below my knee on the left side of my calf... Any ideas of what it could be?

Sensitive painful hard lump on my left leg just below my knee on the left side of my calf... Any ideas of what it could be?

Can be anything!: Hard painful lumps and bumps need to be evaluated by your PCP, or dermatologist for further evaluation. Depending if there's an additional red ring around it, or if it's nodular, or if it has any other associate findings will determine what it could be. So a physical examination needs to be done for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Stomach twitches 24/7. Left calf too. Stomach very sensitive to foods, Bowel movements weird. Doesn't hurt. Stomach noises really weird too. MS/ALS?

Stomach twitches 24/7. Left calf too. Stomach very sensitive to foods, Bowel movements weird. Doesn't hurt. Stomach noises really weird too. MS/ALS?

Prob not.: Muscle twitching is caused by many situations, many of them are benign. Neither MS nor ALS come to mind as the likely cause. Does food sensitivity result in any diet modifications for you? It;'s possible these symptoms are linked together in a good way, one which will lead to a simple resolution. ...Read more

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The skin on the back of my left leg down to the left side of my foot is really sensitive. It hurts to touch or rub. I've been getting it alot recently?

The skin on the back of my left leg down to the left side of my foot is really sensitive. It hurts to touch or rub. I've been getting it alot recently?

May be a sciatica: There are a number of possibilities, I would not hesitate to be seen. One part of the sciatic nerve is the S1 nerve root which runs down the back of the calf to the lateral aspect of the foot and so it may be coming from your back. ...Read more

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What causes you skin on your leg to be very sensitive?

What causes you skin on your leg to be very sensitive?

Sensitive leg skin: The skin can be sensitive if there is an irritant dermatitis to some exogenous chemical. This could be a soap, laundry detergent, moisturizer or skin eczema. There can be underlying varicose veins or pinched nerves in the spine that make the skin sensitive. If there is a rash overylying the irritation, the rash could be a result of the irritation or a cause. See a dermatologist for the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My skin on leg is sensitive to the touch what could that be? No rash or marks just very sensitive and hurts to touch

My skin on leg is sensitive to the touch what could that be? No rash or marks just very sensitive and hurts to touch

Multiple causes: Your symptoms could be due a number of different conditions including some nerve disorders or skin conditions. Consulting a neurologist and dermatologist to evaluate the issue may be helpful. ...Read more