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Foot feels hot & swollen pain in leg as well Have been told by docter that I may have plantar fascitis Is this related to that or something eles?

Foot feels hot & swollen pain in leg as well Have been told by docter that I may have plantar fascitis Is this related to that or something eles?

Something else: One would not have visible swelling with plantar fascitiis...unless you are just feeling swelling but it is not truly swollen....heat is not something that is commonly complained about with plantar fascitiis either... ...Read more

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I had a pain in my left leg earlier when I stood up now the bottom of my leg aches it's not swollen or hot or cold?

I had a pain in my left leg earlier when I stood up now the bottom of my leg aches it's not swollen or hot or cold?

Sprain: Unfortunately this is a somewhat vague description but you may have pulled/sprained a muscle/ligament when you stood up. It would be reasonable to give it time and try and NSAID, and if symptoms persist or worsen after a few days then see a physician. ...Read more

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Top of Left leg suddenly started aching, no other pains leg is not swollen or hot It's an ache that's hard to ignore?

Can't ignore pain: If it's getting worse, then don't ignore it. It's impossible to guess what it might be without some more information or an exam. Some things that come to mind are: inguinal hernia (often from lifting), strained muscle, deep vein blood clot (can happen after long car/plane ride), infection (should look red or feel hot). Try a heating pad or ibuprofen. If it doesn't improve, go see someone. ...Read more

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I have seen many dr. An ruled out all pain but hot red swollen crease of my leg an Libya. Been 2 years an I can't sit, stand, walk much. My muscles a?

I have seen many dr. An ruled out all pain but hot red swollen crease of my leg an Libya. Been 2 years an I can't sit, stand, walk much. My muscles a?

VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Swollen leg, red knees and hot?

Swollen leg, red knees and hot?

Time to see the doc: Inflamed knees strongly suggests a systemic arthritis. One red swollen knee would be more likely an infection or injury, The swollen leg would make more sense if it were both legs. Either mechanism require a doc's examination. ...Read more

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Leg is swollen and red feels hot to the touch and there are little blisters over part of my calf?

Leg is swollen and red feels hot to the touch and there are little blisters over part of my calf?

Please see Dr. ASAP: This could be cellulitis, a bacterial infection of soft tissues, a beginning of shingles or a blood clot (deep venous thrombosis). This needs to be looked at as soon as possible. If your doctor is not available, please go to the emergency room right away. ...Read more

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I have a small painful lump on my upper leg that is swollen and hot to the touch. Started out as a small lump under skin. Size of half dollar now.

I have a small painful lump on my upper leg that is swollen and hot to the touch. Started out as a small lump under skin. Size of half dollar now.

Abscess: This sounds like an abscess or collection of pus from an infection. It may have started out as an ingrown hair or infected gland. Until you can see your physician to get it evaluated and treated, use warm compresses on it. ...Read more

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72 y/o woman, hx of cellulitis, prior leg injury, found small lump on her LL leg. Doesn't hurt to touch directly & leg doesn't seem hot or swollen.

Lumps and bumps!: If it is not painful and you have no swelling, fever, pain, pus, redness, numbness, tingling, weakness, etc., keep an eye on it for a few days. It may go away. If it is still there in a week or two, or if you develop other symptoms, see a doc. ...Read more

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I keep getting bit at night on legs. Ranges from small n itchy to large swollen hard hot itchy painful with pustule. What could it be? Help! Age 21

I keep getting bit at night on legs. Ranges from small n itchy to large swollen hard hot itchy painful with pustule. What could it be? Help! Age 21

Fleas: Where are you when you get bit. It could be fleas or possibly bed bugs. If you are in your bed when this occurs try washing your bed clothes and treating your room for insects. Not everyone is allergic to fleas but if you are they could cause the symptoms you are describing. ...Read more

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The last 3 weeks my legs n feet have bin hard n swollen painfull hot and IV had celilitous twice it came n then went. I'm on warfarin?

The last 3 weeks my legs n feet have bin hard n swollen painfull hot and IV had celilitous twice it came n then went. I'm on warfarin?

See Doctor: Being on Coumadin (warfarin) and with a history of cellulitis, you should see the Doctor to get evaluated and assure there is not some circulation issues in your lower extremities, causing your feet to get swollen and painful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My lower legs and forearms feel hot and tight, but do not appear to be swollen. I get this feeling often, at different times. It can last for a day.

My lower legs and forearms feel hot and tight, but do not appear to be swollen. I get this feeling often, at different times. It can last for a day.

This might be: Something like Restless Leg Syndrome but it typically would not involve the arms or a sensation of heat. This could be a symptom of peripheral neuropathy the causes of which are numerous: diabetes, B12 deficiency, alcohol overuse, toxins, etc. This could be a variation on fibromyalgia or even anxiety. Much more unlikely would be something like multiple sclerosis. Only a full evaluation could define ...Read more

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11 year old swollen left leg just below knee. Lump has formed. Hot to touch. Pain. She is an active gymnasts.

11 year old swollen left leg just below knee. Lump has formed. Hot to touch. Pain. She is an active gymnasts.

Leg: Swelling with pain that is warm, best describes an abscess which may need to drained and treated with antibiotics. If there was an injury an X-ray may help. Apply a warm compress and give Tylenol (acetaminophen) and have it checked in the AM. All the best. ...Read more

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Both legs from knee down hurt and feel swollen they don't look swollen. Only thing that helps pain is hot bath. What's wrong?

Re-evaluate: At 29 having headaches, memory loss, and swollen painful legs relieved by hot bath sounds like you could have circulatory problems, possibly low blood pressure, and low body temperature. Look at life style: healthy food 6 times a day, plenty of movement like pretend jump roping, and stress management. Be sure vit d3 is normal at this time of year, iron, zinc and magnesium all could be needed. ...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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My dad is taking Coumadin (warfarin) and both his legs are swollen and hot and painful to touch and he has a long red line going down one leg.?

My dad is taking Coumadin (warfarin) and both his legs are swollen and hot and painful to touch and he has a long red line going down one leg.?

Thrombophlebitis: Superficial thrombophlebitis is inflammation of a vein just under the skin, usually in the leg. A small blood clot also commonly forms in the vein, but is usually not serious. The condition usually settles and goes within 2-6 weeks. Treatments can ease pain or discomfort. Superficial thrombophlebitis is different to, and much less serious than, deep vein thrombosis. Still must be evaluated. ...Read more

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I was out side and felt as if I got stung by a bee. When I looked at my leg their was a large bump on my varicose vein. Leg was swollen and hot.?

I was out side and felt as if I got stung by a bee. When I looked at my leg their was a large bump on my varicose vein. Leg was swollen and hot.?

Phlebitis: Superficial phlebitis is not uncommon specially if you have varicose veins, you need to have an ultrasound and if the process does not extend into the upper thigh the treatment is aspirin, antiinflammatories and compression. Once recovered you need to see a phlebologist for therapy of varicose veins to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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I got stung by a bee 2 days and my leg is extremly swollen, red, hot, hard, and EXTREMELY SORE AND PAINFUL. The red area is the size of my palm?

I got stung by a bee 2 days and my leg is extremly swollen, red, hot, hard, and EXTREMELY SORE AND PAINFUL. The red area is the size of my palm?

Cellulitis: Symptoms of pain, redness, swelling, and warmth suggest a skin infection called cellulitis. Cellulitis can occur from any trauma to the skin, including from bites and stings. Because of the increasing incidence of resistant bacteria, evaluation and treatment by a physician is required. Untreated cellulitis can lead to abscess and/or sepsis (blood infection). ...Read more