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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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Painful spots over both ankles x2 wks. Low shin area on one - behind outer ankle on other. Not a runner. No injury. VERY tender to touch. Help.

Painful spots over both ankles x2 wks. Low shin area on one - behind outer ankle on other. Not a runner. No injury. VERY tender to touch. Help.

Inflammation: The tenderness suggests an inflammatory process at least in the ankle joints. Another possibility is sprain syndrome from prolonged standing, walking or simply inappropriate footwear. If symptoms persist consult an orthopedic specialist or rheumatologist. In the meantime minimize walking, wear good supporting shoes and, if you can take them, medications like Advil or Aleve may help. ...Read more

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I have a red spot on the inside of my left calf (large) it is warm to the touch and pretty painful. Hurts most when I walk on it, or bend at the knee.?

I have a red spot on the inside of my left calf (large) it is warm to the touch and pretty painful. Hurts most when I walk on it, or bend at the knee.?

An infected cyst: It sounds like you have an infected cyst. You should see your doctor for evaluation. Besides antibiotics, it may need to be opened and drained. ...Read more

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I have had these two blue spots on my body for as long as I can remember, one on leg and one on arm. They hurt to the touch and are slightly raised.?

I have had these two blue spots on my body for as long as I can remember, one on leg and one on arm. They hurt to the touch and are slightly raised.?

Pilomatrixoma v nevi: This could be several possible conditions but only a biopsy will determine the definitive diagnosis. See a dermatologist to determine if observation or excision is recommended. ...Read more

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I got red spots on my leg, it's quite red around it and looks quite yellow inside it's itchy but not painful?

Should consult.: Your best bet would be to consult with a doctor on this one, either locally with a Dermatologist or on HealthTap with uploaded pictures of these spots to review. Lesions like these are best evaluated by direct visualization and not description. ...Read more

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I have these small red spots on my legs that sort of feel like im being pricked there isn't a bump they're flat to the touch and they kinda itch.

I have these small red spots on my legs that sort of feel like im being pricked there isn't a bump they're flat to the touch and they kinda itch.

? bites: Despite the fact that these spots are not raised, they may be caused by insect bites like chiggers, for example. If the rash doesn't clear, have an examination by your physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What could cause hot spots? (usually on wrists, stomach, or legs) to happen? (hot 2me, not to touch)

What could cause hot spots? (usually on wrists, stomach, or legs) to happen? (hot 2me, not to touch)

Hot spots: This is very unusual. If the hot spots are symmetrical then perhaps you are having some type of peripheral neuritis. If this continues it is best if you see your physician for an examination to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I am 23 years old, I have painful red spots all over both my legs and it continues to spread, they do not itch and no bump, do grow in size up to 1"

I am 23 years old, I have painful red spots all over both my legs and it continues to spread, they do not itch and no bump, do grow in size up to 1"

Possibly EN: Could be erythema nodosum. The fact that they are symptomatic and spreading merits your thorough evaluation by a dermatologist. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My legs hurt and they have painful red spots all over them...it hurts to stand and walk. What is wrong?

See details: Painful rashes on the legs can have a number of causes, some of them serious. See a doctor and have the issue evaluated. A dermatological consultation is also a good idea. ...Read more

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Red swollen hot to touch spots on right leg, about 4 inches round, last for a few days then bruise before going away I am 20 years old, female.?

Red swollen hot to touch spots on right leg, about 4 inches round, last for a few days then bruise before going away I am 20 years old, female.?

Infection?: Red hot swollen spots make me think of infection, perhaps abscess or folliculitis, or sebaceous cysts. Abscesses don't usually go away by themselves but rather need to be drained. Folliculitis might come & go but not usually 4" in diameter (that's huge!). Not common to have several sebaceous cysts in one area. Go see your family doc for evaluation, testing & treatment. Perhaps bleeding disorder? ...Read more

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I went for a long walk and had painful tingling after. Now there are a ton of blood spots all over my legs and top of my feet. HELP!

I went for a long walk and had painful tingling after. Now there are a ton of blood spots all over my legs and top of my feet. HELP!

Insect Bites: Make an Appontment with your doctor and have your tons of Blood Spots checked
It may be insect bites or not related to your walk
It needs to be checked by your Doctor or Dermatologist ...Read more

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Hi I found a patch of spots under my bum cheek on my leg they are a liitle sore to touch and hard?

Hi I found a patch of spots under my bum cheek on my leg they are a liitle sore to touch and hard?

Rash: Can't say. A rash has to be seen in person to make correct diagnosis and then give right suggestions. ...Read more

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My mom's legs and feet are swollen and painful and has brownish spots coming and disappearing from time to time, what is that?

My mom's legs and feet are swollen and painful and has brownish spots coming and disappearing from time to time, what is that?

Not Specific: Lower extremity swelling often leads to pain and the excess fluid makes the legs heavy. The decrease in oxygen that gets through the edema can lead to brown patches, and sometimes even blisters or ulcers.
At least 3 possible concerns: is her heart strong? Does she have arterial blockage to her legs? Does she have venous obstruction (insufficiency) from her legs?
Please take her to see her doctor. ...Read more

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I've been experience a rash on my legs for almost 3 months. It almost looks like little spots of blood under the skin. Not itchy, painful, or scaly.?

I've been experience a rash on my legs for almost 3 months. It almost looks like little spots of blood under the skin. Not itchy, painful, or scaly.?

Purpurin: You might have benign pigmented purpura which is a harmless problem where the small capillaries leak a little blood. No therapy is needed for this harmless condition. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER because a boil on my right leg is making it very difficult to walk. So painful. I also am developing red swollen spots on my leg?

Should I go to the ER because a boil on my right leg is making it very difficult to walk. So painful. I also am developing red swollen spots on my leg?

Yes: It sounds like you are developing an abscess and possibly cellulitis or deep tissue infection in your leg. You probably need intravenous antibiotics in ER and incision and drainage of the abscess. Please visit the ER as soon as possible. ...Read more

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There are red spots all over stomach, back, arms and legs. Its not itchy and smooth to touch. Not irritating either. What could it be?

There are red spots all over stomach, back, arms and legs. Its not itchy and smooth to touch. Not irritating either. What could it be?

Rash: Since it does not itch there is diminished concern for scabies. Consider lichen planus or pitaryasis rosea (pr), thought to be viral. Both are usually self limiting. ...Read more

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Ice pack burn on leg over week ago. Blisters gone. Large dark purple/blk spots. Edges burn constantly. Applying aloe. Painful to walk. Suggestions?

Ice pack burn on leg over week ago. Blisters gone. Large dark purple/blk spots. Edges burn constantly. Applying aloe. Painful to walk. Suggestions?

A blood clot?: Large dark purple spots. Edges burn constantly. Painful to walk. I am concerned you may have a blood clot. I would suggest you see a doctor immediately because blood clots can be very dangerous. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I have a painful rash mostly on my buttocks & on my back under my bra band. I do have a few spots on my arms & legs aswell. They look like bug bites but are more sore than itchy. Not sure what may have caused them. I'm having a hard time finding infor

I have a painful rash mostly on my buttocks & on my back under my bra band. I do have a few spots on my arms & legs aswell. They look like bug bites but are more sore than itchy. Not sure what may have caused them. I'm having a hard time finding infor

Needs to be checked: It needs to be evaluated as the spots are persisting. Have you used any cream or ointment. See your doctor or a dermatologist
it could be a bug bites, skin infection like impetigo, sometimes the bug bites get infected as well. ...Read more

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Petechiae on abdomen/arms/upper legs. No other sxs. Breast feeding 4mo old. It is small tiny red spots Some are raised not painful. No fevers md visit?

Petechiae on abdomen/arms/upper legs. No other sxs. Breast feeding 4mo old. It is small tiny red spots Some are raised not painful. No fevers md visit?

Good idea: Although sometimes they can be from supplements, medications, and scratching, it is better to be sure and see your doctor. There are scary infectious diseases that cause petechiae, vasculitis, and the need is more urgent with a fever. ...Read more

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I have a spot on upstairs mine right leg yyesterday was so big an painful I make it open I was dis year on the dokter ahe sad that an deadmeatis?

Most likely a boil: I think that what you were trying to say is that the doctor said it was a dermatitis. If you opened it and pus came out then you should also be on an antibiotic to prevent it from spreading. I recommend you consult with either an infectious disease expert or a dermatologist. Beste wensen. Ik wens u een goede gezondheid en geluk! ...Read more

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No knee issues. Painful to move leg at night due to hip issues. One spot is painful. Does this sound like bursitis?

No knee issues. Painful to move leg at night due to hip issues. One spot is painful. Does this sound like bursitis?

Hip: It may be if it is along the outside of your hip and should respond to Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen. If it has been present longer than 2 weeks, see your doctor for an exam and help with the diagnosis. It is unusual that it is occurring at night. Bursitis should be painful all the time. All the best in sorting this out. Feel better. ...Read more

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Patch on thigh is numb really worried cause I think whole leg numb I feel it when I touch them just in one spot not so much afraid neuro ms tumor?

Patch on thigh is numb really worried cause I think whole leg numb I feel it when I touch them just in one spot not so much afraid neuro ms tumor?

Meralgia paresthetic: This sound like meralgia paresthetica. This is a benign irritation of the lateral cutaneus femoral nerve. It is not multiple sclerosis or a tumor. You can discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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Hi I have 2 spot 1 on each leg it looks like bruises their round. Its hurts us I touch not swalowing. But don't remember getting hurt. Emergency?

Erythema nodosum: This sounds most like erythema nodosum. This is a hypersensitivity reaction to a number of underlying problems, including certain types of infection, inflammatory bowel disease, and others. You should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite on my leg. There's a red spot in the middle, and the area around is red and very swollen and it's painful to walk. Is it infected?

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I have a bug bite on my leg. There's a red spot in the middle, and the area around is red and very swollen and it's painful to walk. Is it infected?

Maybe: Very hard to say without seeing or knowing what the bug is. Most times, a "bug bite" that is not witnessed is a spontaneous cellulitis, which is a superficial infection of the skin and soft tissue. If this was an actual bug bite, it may be reaction to the venom, which would depend on what bug it is (classic is the brown recluse spider bite). See a doctor. ...Read more