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Skin On Lower Leg Sensitive To Touch
Area in the upper outer lower leg below the fibula head that's sensitive to touch. Doesn't hurt to run or walk. Feel slight pull when pointing toes?
AFootDropInTheBucket: A nerve passes superficially around that area (the peroneal nerve) so maybe you bumped it or you cross your legs a lot. Sometimes scar tissue develops there but that's rare. There are muscles in that area that can become sore or their insertion to the bone gets torn or injured. Sometimes a person has a small bursa in that area that gets inflamed ("bursitis").All-in-all it should get better with time ...Read more
Random areas on skin are painful when lightly touched. Skin looks fine, I feel fine. These areas change based on the day. Started on rt side, now on lt forearm and rt lower leg?
When I touch the front of my lower leg, it feels like a pea sized bit of cartilage is loose under the skin. It doesn't hurt, but is something wrong?
Cyst or lipoma: It's unlikely to be cartilage, but it could easily be an epidermal cyst or a lipoma. Both are benign, both are easily removed under local anesthesia as an office procedure. But since there are other, less common things that it could be, it would be wise to allow a dermatologist to have a look at it in person. ...Read more
Lots: See dermatologist for possible biopsy.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can Hypothyroid cause circulation probs, such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why am I not being meds?
Can Hypothyroid cause circulation probs, such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why would a Dr not give meds?
Labs?: Hypothyroidism is diagnosed with lab testing. The most common symptoms are fatigue, mild weight gain, constipation, and sensitivity or intolerance of cold temperatures (feeling cold when everyone else is comfortable). If your labs showed normal thyroid function then there is nothing to treat with thyroid medication. Have lab checked, and if normal, continue other evaluation with your doctor. ...Read more
I'm confirmed Hypothyroid. Can it cause circulation; such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why no meds by Dr?
Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroid states can indeed feature edema of legs and skin changes. What you describe is a feature of fairly longstanding hypothyroid state. Circulation of dermis can be squeezed. And skin stretches with edema and gets shiny and reddened. Skin can crack. Treatment to normalize T4 and T3 and TSH is essential. Levothyroxine is usual, and liothyronine can be added. Skin improves slowly. ...Read more
Red patch of skin on my lower leg. Doesn't hurt, doesn't itch, it is just there. What could cause this?
Could be anything: A red patch could be anything. The presence or absence of itch is not a helpful characteristic. Since it is new, and persistant yould should see your doctor to get it looked at, as well as look for other areas where it may be present so it can be properly chategorized. ...Read more
I was bitten by a small dog on the lower leg. I had long pants on and it broke through the skin slightly. I did not know the dog or its owner.
Dog Bite Evaluation: Any dog bite needs evaluation. Even more so when the dog's immunization status is unknown. You should be evaluated to assess the need for vaccination (rabies, tetanus) and should be given antibiotic treatment to prevent infection. Animal control authorities should be contacted to report the incident so that the animal can be located. ...Read more
Usually warm.: Superficial phlebitis is an inflammatory reaction and, as a result, the skin overlying the area is usually warmer not colder. It would be most unusual for the lower leg to feel colder in the presence of a superficial phlebitis. Look for another reason to explain a cold leg. ...Read more
Hard, painless lump on the middle of lower leg under then skin. Skin not affected. What could that be?
Could be: It could be a cyst of some type. You should have it checked by your doctor. You may need a biopsy. ...Read more
Above my heal on my lower leg my skin feels sunburned but its not. It is also slightly redish pink. What can I do to stop the burning?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. What you described suggests an infection and may require antibiotic treatment.
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Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more
I have a skin coloured hard lump on my lower leg. It hurts a bit on touching. It is about 12mm*6mm in size. No other symptoms. What could it be?
Difficult: There is not much that can be done for hemosiderin, or iron, deposits in the legs. For all practical purposes, it is permanent. ...Read more
Cellulitis: Without more specifics, I would be concerned about a bacterial infection of the skin called cellulitis. I see you are a diabetic, and that increases the concern about cellulitis. Proper evaluation is necessary so appropriate treatment can be initiated. Usually, oral antibiotics can be successful but occasionally cellulitis in diabetic patients can expand quickly and may require intravenous meds. ...Read more
Doc suggests biopsy for nodules under skin and blackening and swelling of lower leg. Could it be cancer?
Patience.: You will have to wait for the pathology report to be sure. ...Read more
Do moles fall off had a small mole on lower leg and it got a lil larger then fell off clear skin left no blood anywhere?
I have itching and dry skin at lower leg. It is at small portion and on 1 leg. I have this since 1 month. I have applied coconut oil.
I have a hard pea size lump under skin of my lower leg (near soleus). Externally only blemish to skin. Does not roll, pain when pressed. What is it?
Lump: Insufficient information provided ; however an excision biopsy likely should be performed ...Read more
I have a bug bite on my lower leg. Its raised, hard, kind of looks like a burn. Skin is peeling and has itched for over a week. Dime sized?
Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. It is very likely that the team can take care of you but they might also need to discuss things with your primary doctor.
Hope all goes well - the doctors are excellent! ...Read more
I smashed the car door on my lower leg and it is an open skin bruise. It happened 3 months ago, and is now double the size and is swollen. Any advice?
It is possible you have hematoma (collection of blood) in that area sequence to the injury.
Other thought could be having blood clots in the calf.
Go and check it out.
Good luck. ...Read more
Rash. Lower leg. Started as small knot under the skin/ turned into 3 pinkish bumps. Itches. Haven't scratched. Now 6 inch area. Skin looks very burned?
Rash: This may have been an insect bite with an allergic response or an area of contact dermatitis from something that touched your skin. Apply cortisone cream, but if redness spreads and burning persists, an infection of the skin (cellulitis) may be present and requires antibiotic treatment (pills and cream). Your physician will advise you. ...Read more
Why is biopsy needed for discolouration and swelling of lower leg that has nodules under the skin? How much chance that it might be cancer?
To determine its cau: There could be many causes of these lesions. A biopsy can define what it is. ...Read more
I had tkr 8 months ago I have dis colored skin on the back of my lower leg and cyst in my knee now is this normal also very painful still?
There may be a leak: You may have a Baker's Cyst. You need to see your surgeon and evaluate this. ...Read more
Which procedure has less risk & better outcome - a fasciotomy of lower leg compartments left open to later close w/ skin grafts or an ankle fusion?
Small red patches under the skin on my legs, the largest is on the back of my right lower leg. But there are smaller patches on both legs. No pain/itch?
I have a hard lump on my lower leg close to shin bone....it's under the skin, . 5 inches in length and. 25 inches wide. Doesn't bother me, remove it?
Flat round red spot about the size of pinkie tip appeared on lower leg yesterday. No bite marks, no pustule, no itch. Feel sm lump under skin. Age 63?
Rash: Rashes are impossible to diagnosis without looking at them. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
What are pin-head red dots under skin of my forearm & back of hand & lower leg after taking antihistamine? Only occurs on 1 side of body at a time.
Unusual: Antihistamines are an effective treatment for the red raised bumps that occur as part of an allergic reaction. A red rash after taking an antihistamine might represent an allergy to the medication or a reaction to one of the other components of the pill (coloring, filler, preservative, etc.) A photo of the rash and more information about time course & itchiness would help figure this out. ...Read more
What is the cause for thining hair, skin peeling/ cracking with itchness at both lower leg and cold extremities (since child). Any solutions?
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more
Fractured head of fibula 3mons. Ago in a fall, still having pain in knee and lower leg. Swelling behind knee. Hurts all the time more when I stand long?
Possible meniscus: The fibula head fracture should be healed and not causing much discomfort. It is also not in the main part of the knee joint and therefore arthritis in the knee is not from your fracture. However these injuries can be associated with ligament tears and meniscus tears. You should be evaluated again and possibly obtain an MRI. ...Read more
Good evening, suffered severe burn wounds on my left lower leg & foot. Removed skin / blisters last night, tonight very pain full & cannot stand on le?
Infection possible: You may need to seek immediate attention. If there’s swelling, pus, streaking red lines, you are likely to have soft tissue infection or cellulitis. Elevate your leg, keep wounds clean, and watch for those signs and for weeping, or fevers. Depending on the amount of surface area of the burns and the depth, this could be very serious. If fever or streaking red lines up your leg, go to emergency! ...Read more
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 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
I got a red rash looking spot on my lower leg and now my skin is tight from there down and my foot is swollen. I haven't got bit by any bugs or hit it?
Well time to see doc: Sounds like you need treatment. So you better set appt with doctors here or wherever you wish but get checked out ...Read more
Skin rashes mostly around my inner thighs n buttocks. There's a few tiny spots on my lower leg n arm. Currently having yeast infection cuz of plan b..
Migraine left side of head and face numb and tingly left arm and leg. Migraine gone. Next day back, just temple on right side. Tugging feeling left heel, burning spot back of lower leg. Gone in a min.
See your doctor or: Neurologist asap to get your migraines reevaluated as they are becoming more complex. ...Read more
29yo female. Diagnosed w/ melanoma in situ one year ago on lower leg. Now Swollen neck node x5 months. Chance it is related? Cbc, head & neck CT negat
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