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Doctor insights on: Swelling Near Inner Thigh

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I have eczema. At times i beeak out and itch on my face and inner thighs, with a lil swelling. What is the causeof this?

I have eczema. At times i beeak out and itch on my face and inner thighs, with a lil swelling.  What is the causeof this?

Itch common: A major feature of eczema is significant itching. The itching and rash can occur anywhere but usually follows a particular pattern depending on age. Facial eczema is more common in children and inner thigh is not a typical location. There are many triggers of itching with eczema including dyes and fragrances in soaps and detergents, sweating, foods or environmental allergens. See your allergist. ...Read more

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Significant swelling-upper inner thighs after long horseback rides (5 hrs x 2 days=10 hrs). The swelling is noticeable visually as well as when I walk?

Significant swelling-upper inner thighs after long horseback rides (5 hrs x 2 days=10 hrs). The swelling is noticeable visually as well as when I walk?

Ice pack/rest: Ice packs to thighs to bring the swelling down and less exercise until back to normal. Walking is fine. Swimming or water aerobics also. Protect your skin from ice exposure with a towel and limit to 15 minutes icing. Antiinflammatories like ibuprofen(Advil/Motrin), naproxen(Aleve) and Aspirin, if no bleeding, kidney, or liver issues and no allergies to these medications may help, too. ...Read more

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I am having rashes in my inner thighs ...it itches some swelling circles are also there....area has become black kindly help.

I am having rashes in my inner thighs ...it itches some swelling circles are also there....area has become black kindly help.

Fungal?: Have the rashes persisted for days? It is always very difficult to comment on potential causes of rash without an exam. Fungal rash (tinea corporis or versicolor), intertrigo (irritation from chafing maybe complicated by infection) or erythrasma (bacterial infection) are associated with round itchy/scaly persistent rash in this region. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left inner thigh . No redness or swelling pain mostly while sitting occasionally when walking what could this be?

Sharp pain in left inner thigh . No redness or swelling pain mostly while sitting occasionally when walking what could this be?

Pulled muscle: Sounds to me like you have a pulled groin muscle. This should heal on its own. You can search on line for stretches to perform. You may need a short course of anti-inflammatories. Good luck! see your doctor if no better in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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I cut my inner thigh with shaving razor side ways. It is 4inches long and half inch wide. Redness, swelling, severe pain. Is it infected?

I cut my inner thigh with shaving razor side ways. It is 4inches long and half inch wide. Redness, swelling, severe pain. Is it infected?

Needs to be seen: Severe pain, redness, and half inch wide make a picture that makes me think this wound should be seen by a health care provider. Especially if it looks worse and is more painful today than yesterday. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com. ...Read more

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My wife has burning pain sensation in her left upper inner thigh groin and swelling very painful constant pain and to the touch. Diagnosis ?

My wife has burning pain sensation in her left upper inner thigh groin and swelling very painful constant pain and to the touch. Diagnosis ?

Thigh sprain!: This sounds like a pulled muscle. Try gentle stretching, light activity, heat, and anti-inflammatories. Don't get discooutraged, this may take a while. If it gets worse, doesn't improve, radiates down the leg, or is accompanied by weakness or numbness, she should be seen. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing very strong pain in my inner right thigh and groin area for a week. The pain spread to my knee with a little swelling below the knee. It's constantly painful up walk and lay down. I can't pinpoint the origin of the pain but it feels

I've been experiencing very strong pain in my inner right thigh and groin area for a week. The pain spread to my knee with a little swelling below the knee. It's constantly painful up walk and lay down. I can't pinpoint the origin of the pain but it feels

Thigh pain /swelling: Seek immediate medical attention in an ER. You may have a clot in your leg, which could have serious consequences and needs immediate attention. Also could possibly be appendicitis, ovarian torsion which all need immediate ER evaluation. Go to an ER now. ...Read more