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Why do I have a soft lump on my lower leg that comes and goes?

Why do I have a soft lump on my lower leg that comes and goes?

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

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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.

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.

Exam needed: The lump may be a fatty tumor (benign lipoma), tiny hernia through a muscle, protuberant vein or a wen, but since it is now bruised and sore, an examination is needed for diagnosis. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Possible reaction: It is difficult to assess without seeing the lesions but it can represent a bite or even represent a reaction to a viral upper respiratory infection. I would see a physician so that they can perform the appropriate evaluation or tests for this if it does not improve. ...Read more

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Why does my lower legs feel like there wet but there not?

Why does my lower legs feel like there wet but there not?

Paresthesia: This sounds like what we would call a paresthesia, feeling something that is not really there or that does not correspond with what something should feel like. It is worth seeing your doctor and being evaluated further for issues with the peripheral nerves ...Read more

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What are the causes of a brown discoloration on her lower legs?

Aging spots: Brown or other venous stasis lesions on the skin come from long term edema and swelling that damages the skin and makes it appear to age too early. ...Read more

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Can I use tigerbalm on my lower legs?

Can I use tigerbalm on my lower legs?

Yes: Yes you can. As long as you avoid touching any mucus membranes, there are no contraindications for use on your lower legs. ...Read more

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What causes sm red dots on lower legs?

What causes sm red dots on lower legs?

Dots: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What causes burning feelings in lower legs?

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

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Weakness in lower legs? Sign of stroke?

Weakness in lower legs? Sign of stroke?

Yes: Can be. Check out stroke. Org for list of symptoms. ...Read more

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What can burning and numbness in lower legs mean?

What can burning and numbness in lower legs mean?

? neuropathy: There are a number of possibilities if persistent you must see your md. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in lower legs, tingling pain.?

Variable: Could be peripheral neuropathy, referred symptoms from lumbar stenosis or disc herniation, blood vessel insufficiency. Depends perhaps on what activities cause symptoms to get better or worse, whether diabetes is present, etc. A thorough exam may reveal answers. ...Read more

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What does burning and numbness in lower legs mean?

What does burning and numbness in lower legs mean?

Nerve involvement: Could be involvement of the nerves at the level of the spine or out in the limb. ...Read more

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What causes feet and lower legs to swell when flying?

Swelling: If you sit through the whole flight, you might be blocking the venous return of your lower extremities specially with varicose veins. Standup, strech, walk on the isle. ...Read more

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What would cause a rash on lower legs and lower amrs?

What would cause a rash on lower legs and lower amrs?

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

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Should I be concerned about pitting oedima in my lower legs?

Should I be concerned about pitting oedima in my lower legs?

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

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How can someone stimulate growth plates in their calfs (lower legs)?

How can someone stimulate growth plates in their calfs (lower legs)?

No way: Estrogen may cause a brief growth spurt but then leads 2 earl closure. It stimulates all growth plate, there is nothing that selective. At ur age u need ur parents 2 be in on ur question and discuss it with then at ur pcp or pedi @ their office. Parents present! ...Read more

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Can pinched nerves in lower back cause asymmetry between lower legs?

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

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Negative affect of narcotic for pain lower legs. What else can I try?

Negative affect of narcotic for pain lower legs. What else can I try?

Depends: It really depends on the cause of your lower leg pain. Some medications help with circulation, some with nerve pain, etc. Seeing a pain doctor could be of benefit because there are many other things to try, even besides medications. ...Read more

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How do you control pain of lesions on lower legs thought to be vasculitis?

How do you control pain of lesions on lower legs thought to be vasculitis?

Topically: 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

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Stabbing pain in lower legs recent increase in exercise making me anxious?

Stabbing pain in lower legs recent increase in exercise making me anxious?

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