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Doctor insights on: Sunken Spots Leg Muscles Gangrene

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I am getting sunken spots in my leg muscles. Am I getting gangrene?

I am getting sunken spots in my leg muscles. Am I getting gangrene?

No, but Dr can check: Gangrene is dead flesh, which would cause not just a "sunken spot" but lots of other symptoms such as pain, swelling, redness, fever, etc..., if it were in or on one's leg muscles. However, "sunken spots" are unusual and should be examined by a primary care doctor. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I have blotchy brown circular spots coming from under the skin on my calf muscle ( only one leg ) ?

I have blotchy brown circular spots coming from under the skin on my calf muscle ( only one leg ) ?

Animal at home?: Dogs and cats can give you ringworn, an annular fungus that usually clears with otc lotrimin (clotrimazole). Ask someone you know with pets if they have ever had a rash like yours. If it persists more than 2 weeks see a physician. ...Read more

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Have a sunken spot on my leg. What could it be?

Have a sunken spot on my leg. What could it be?

See a doctor: If you never saw it before, see a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a tender spot in my right legs hamstring. The spot feels a little cool after rubbing it. Pulled/torn muscle?

I have a tender spot in my right legs  hamstring. The spot feels a little cool after rubbing it. Pulled/torn muscle?

Hamstring pain: The hamstring in the posterior thigh can be tender for many reasons. If it does not improve, a B mode ultrasound study will be helpful in delineating the etiology. In the interim, use topical heat and consider taking ibuprofen under the guidance of your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Hard lump on lower part of inner left calf muscle when flexing. Not present on other leg. Also odd numb/spasm feeling in same spot when walking stairs?

Hard lump on lower part of inner left calf muscle when flexing. Not present on other leg. Also odd numb/spasm feeling in same spot when walking stairs?

See doc: A hard lump should be evaluated by a doc especially if it hurts and is associated with nerve symptoms. An MRI may be necessary and a biopsy if it is not evident as to what it is. ...Read more

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I have a pulled a muscle on my right back thigh.Yesterday I began getting painful hive spots on my right butt cheek and lower back. Are these related?

I have a pulled a muscle on my right back thigh.Yesterday I began getting painful hive spots on my right butt cheek and lower back. Are these related?

Picture would help: If the hive spots are small bubbles/blisters it is possible they are related. That history could be a herpes outbreak. The pain is nerve root mediated.

If the pulled muscle and the hives are actual hives then i doubt they are related.

Sorry, just hard without seeing it. ...Read more

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My calf muscle looks bruised and hurts when I walk on it and I have blood spots at my foot from it, is it bruised? Or strained? Or pulled?

My calf muscle looks bruised and hurts when I walk on it and I have blood spots at my foot from it, is it bruised? Or strained? Or pulled?

Sounds bruised: May be deep bruise or blood may ve from tear in muscle or ligament. Ice andelevate, if not quickly resolving see yourdoctor to rule iut blood clot. ...Read more

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Recently a spot about the size of a quarter has started tingling off & on in my left calf muscle. Not painful. Tweaked nerve?

Either that: Or a varicose vein. Doesn't sound serious in either case. But show it to your doctor just to make sure. ...Read more

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What would cause intermittent pain in left calf? No redness. Just a small spot at the bottom of the inside of the calf muscle.

Pain in calf: The desciption you give makes me think of a muscle or tendon problem. Could be a tendonitis-an irritation of the tendon from overuse, or a muscle strain/tear.
If it continues have your doctor evaluate. ...Read more

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Acute pain in calf muscle at a specific spot. I can feel a slight bulge when I touch the spot. The condition exists from several years.

Acute pain in calf muscle at a specific spot. I can feel a slight bulge when I touch the spot. The condition exists from several years.

May be injured: This sounds like an old injury to the calf muscle which may have resulted in adhesions (scarring) as part of healing. A new growth must also be ruled out. A diagnostic ultrasound can be ordered, but an MRI would be more useful. It needs to be examined. See a podiatrist, foot/ankle specialist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Feels like a cuff around my shin. When I rub my shin lightly I can feel it on calf muscle. No pain, occasional "cool spot" feeling. Thoughts?

Feels like a cuff around my shin. When I rub my shin lightly I can feel it on calf muscle. No pain, occasional "cool spot" feeling. Thoughts?

Referred Sensations: Your are describing/recognizing a common phenomena called Referred Sensations, a common example of which is called Referred Pain, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Referred_pain. Underlying all of this is the complexity of how our brain & mind figure out (or don't) a correct/useful correlation between sensation perception and location, a complex process, esp. for deep or rarely felt sensations. ...Read more

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I received a full body massage yesterday and today my left calf muscle has a sore spot. Should i be worried?

I received a full body massage yesterday and today my left calf muscle has a sore spot. Should i be worried?

Probably not: The masseuse probably bruised you. Watch the bruise over the next few days to make sure it begins to disappear. If you easily bruise, you may want to be evaluated by your doctor as this may be a sign of anemia or other illness. But no need to worry at this time as you have a reason for this bruise. ...Read more

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I have a tender painful spot in my left calf muscle, but there is no bruise, it hurts when i press on it?

Vein?: Could be a superficial vein that has clotted for some reason. Try warm compresses. If enlarges, you have leg swelling, pain increases, or you have any skin changes, see you doctor for an exam without delay. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Trying to induce muscle release while sleeping. Is there a tool that can "clamp" say a tight calf spot during sleep to cause release?

Trying to induce muscle release while sleeping. Is there a tool that can "clamp" say a tight calf spot during sleep to cause release?

Sounds like cramp: I gather that your calf muscle contracts and cramps in the night. You may be lacking in magnesium. Try soaking in a warm bath with a hadful of epsom salts in the water. This will provide magnesium that will go through the skin and get into the blood stream. ...Read more

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Bruising, muscle numbness and pain in my knee? The bruise is round with a spot in the center that's not bruised. I didn't hit it on anything.

Bruising, muscle numbness and pain in my knee? The bruise is round with a spot in the center that's not bruised. I didn't hit it on anything.

Bruising: Bruising without injury should prompt a doctor visit. Sometimes, we sustain injury without a clear memory of the trauma, but unexplained bruising should be evaluated with examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Recurring red round spot on thigh. When spot comes i get muscle, joint pain, neck pain fatigue, weakness, headaches, decreasing vision, jaw cracking?

See your Dr.: This combination of symptoms is worrisome. You need to have a good exam and history taken to start to define what it is going on with you. You will probably need to have some labs done as well. ...Read more

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Can gangrene set in after a leg operation in a diabetic?

Can gangrene set in after a leg operation in a diabetic?

Yes: Yes. If there are still blockages in the arteries at the level of the amputation, it is still possible to develop gangrene. ...Read more

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If a person has gangrene in his toe, why is it necessary to eliminate half of his leg?

Not always: Even if there is only visible toe gangrene sometimes the surgeon is concerned about poor healing of the toe amputation wound. Perhaps the circulation is so poor that an amputation at the level of the knee is more likely to heal. Sometimes the circulation can be improved to increase the chances of healing. ...Read more

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How to increase blood circulation in legs after gangrene?

Ambulate: You asked how to increase blood circulation after gangrene. You have concerns about low blood pressure in the legs. The best advise would be to walk as much as you can tolerate. We know that patients who start an exercise program of walking until the feel pain i the legs are able to increase their walking overtime. These patients improve their circulation. ...Read more

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How long does it take for gangrene to develop in a leg after a gunshot in a diabetic person?

How long does it take for gangrene to develop in a leg after a gunshot in a diabetic person?

Diabetes : It is not typical for gangrene to develop with most GSWs .diabetics are at higher risk due to poor circulation on a capillary level. Dead tissue or certain aggressive bacteria can lead to gangrene. And this can be with Hours to days to weeks. Follow with a surgeon experienced in GSWs to avoid developing it in the first place ...Read more

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Can leg gangrene noticed in initial stage be cured without amputation?

Can leg gangrene noticed in initial stage be cured without amputation?

Initial stage: It is possible but depends on what you mean by "initial stage". Gangrene can occur from many different reasons (vascular disease, severe infection, etc) so treating the underlying cause may help stop the spread, but it really depends what you mean by "initial stage". Best of luck. ...Read more

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Gangrene (Definition)

A medical term describing the death of body tissue ...Read more