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Soft Lump On Lower Legs
Lumps and Bumps: Hi, sorry you are not feeling 100%. Bumps or lumps on people always cause alarm, but seldom are harmful. It is impossible to guess what it may be, I tell my patients to always have things like that examined, and if necessary sampled or biopsied. Many times it is fat cells, (lipoma) which is a benign, soft, lump under the skin. See your doctor soon for exam. Take care, and good luck! ...Read more
1 year ago I had a white soft lump on my leg (lower, front, right side, right leg).told it was excess tissue. It is now sore and looks bruised.
I have two lumps on my lower legs, close to my ankles, they are in the same spot but on different legs. They don't hurt, and it goes away when I flex.
Muscle/ Tendon.: Since the lumps are on both legs and appear to be symmetrical, they are probably a variation of or just normal anatomy. What is it that you flex to make them go away? What direction are you flexing it? ...Read more
I have had some insect bites on my lower legs. They have itched for 8 weeks. Not massivly swollen. Just small red lumps. Why won't they heal?
See a dermatologist: Not insect bites now. Perhaps they never were. ...Read more
I have some hard lumps on both of my lower legs on the inside just to the side of my knees and down by my ankles. They hurt more at night and itch?
Itchy lumps: These could be insect bites because of the itching. Nonitching leg nodules are sometimes an autoimmune reaction. Your physician or a dermatologist should be consulted if they persist. ...Read more
I have large lumps under my skin all over my body and a sunburn like rash on my lower legs. What's wrong?
Lipomatosis: This could be lipomatosis. The leg rash is probably not related. You should see a doctor. ...Read more
Since 2016 I've had non itchy and non painful red lumps that come on my lower legs Only. When they heal they leave black patches. No discomforts. They go for a week or so and then start again. I've been on Nur Isterate since April 2016.
Spots: See a dermatologist. He should be able to give you an answer. Good Luck ...Read more
I have a sunburn looking rash on lower legs also have lumps under my skin walnut to 1/2 orange in size now feeling lumps in stomach. My dr has no clue?
See a dermatologist: You need an experienced skin specialist. Your dr should call a dermatologist to explain that you need prompt attention. When you go, be ready to provide all tests & names of all meds. ...Read more
I've had swollen hard red lumps on my lower legs for a couple of weeks now & severly aching joints (hips, knees & ankles) my ankles are now swollen an?
Lumps aching joints: F of unknown age or location or medical Hx notes: I've had swollen hard red lumps on my lower legs for a couple of weeks now & severly aching joints (hips, knees & ankles) my ankles are now swollen an? ANS: Many things can do. Do u live with ticks carrying Lyme disease? Are you in age range/location for acute rheumatic fever? Always provide at least this information. See local Dr now. ...Read more
I have hard, red, hot lumps on lower legs. Left is worse. Doesn't itch. Leg pain & swelling. Tried Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) hydrocortisone & others. Five days now.?
Need to be seen: Doesn't seem to be allergies, ? Infection rather, kindly get seen by your doctor for full history and physical exam, you may Rx medicines, good luck ...Read more
Swollen hard red lumps on lower legs & ankles swollen w/ very sore hip, knee & ankle joints. Mainly hurts after resting. One heel aches a lot flatfeet?
Needs to be checked: We do not have enough information to tell you what is causing your symptoms of swollen lumps and pain in the joints. We don't know how old you are and what other co existing condition you might have and if you are taking any medicine. Etc. We need a detailed history and physical exam and you may need blood test and if indicated some imaging like xrayes or others like MRI etc, Consult your doctor ...Read more
Woke up with red spots on 1 leg. Next day more red spots and on both lower legs. Spots are itchy, slight bump in center. Dry, irritant throat @ night.
See orthopedist: Extremity nerve compression problems, tendinits or knee problems could cause your symptoms. More likley the burning down the leg could be from sciatica. Sciatica is due to low back issues such as arthritis or disc herniation compressing the sciatic nerve/branches. If symptoms persist or you develop any weakness/paralysis in your lower extremities then seek attention immediately in an er. ...Read more
Nerve involvement: Could be involvement of the nerves at the level of the spine or out in the limb. ...Read more
Too many possible: There are just too many rashes that it could be. Have it seen by the doctor to find out what it is and how to treat it. ...Read more
Maybe: There are a lot of things that can cause edema, ranging from something as simple standing on your feet all day, to something that can be life threatening, like heart failure. You can also get edema in the legs after surgery on the hips, legs or knees. It probably needs to be evaluated by your doctor, especially if you're having chest pain or shortness of breath. ...Read more
Yes but: The asymm. May have actually preceded nerve injury. Asymm. In length is common & often leads to scoliosis &/or vertebral malalignment, chronic pain, & nerve injury. Nerve injury can lead to asymmetric muscle balance, unilateral atrophy, abnormal gait, etc. Seeing a good osteopathic dr. Well-versed in treating nerve injury & leg-length discrepancy is a start. PT may be needed to re-educate/rebuild muscle ...Read more
Sometimes topical Lidocaine (a numbing agent can help)
other people have found success with topical capsaicin cream. Capsaicin is the active ingredient that makes peppers hot. ...Read more
Stretching/slow down: Increasing exercise may be creating more strain on your legs, depending upon the exercises that you are doing. Consider stretching (before, after or both,) don't increase the exercise too quickly. Eat well, including potassium and magnesium supplementation, and drink a lot of fluids. If it continues, consider a dr. ...Read more
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