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Tender Spot On Leg
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
Intermittent 2 wks. Bil chest pn, pn under ribs, burning under ribs, burning upper back to lt of spine, lt shldr pn, tender spot side lt breast, leg/knee pn?
Need more info: All these symptoms are significant and need to be addressed ASAP. Please make an appointment with your family physician to examine you and get to the bottom of the problem ...Read more
Bite or sting.: The most common cause of a "sore" that just appears out of nowhere is an insect bite or sting - and yes, I know you don't think you were bitten or stung; no one ever does. It will probably resolve in a few days. If it doesn't, or worsens, see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a lump near the line of your knickers in the inside leg, it's deep on colour and very sore, it appears not to be a spot not sure what it can be?
Maybe a lymph node?: From only your description and without examining you it is possible that this is an inflamed lymph node. I cannot tell from your description precisely where this is located. It is also possible that this is an abscess. Regardless I would recommend you have this examined. ...Read more
Localised tender spot on calf about the size of 1-2inches. No discolouration. Had it for over a week. I am 10 days postpartum. Other leg is the same!?
Yesterday I noticed a dark spot on top left side of my leg/bum cheek, it bleeds but is not sore or anything. I am worried. Please help, what is it?
Husband hit his lower leg about a week ago. Now there is a bump, soft to the touch & red spot/sore next to it. No other symptoms. Should he be seen?
Wait for a few days: He has a hematoma. If skin is not broken, he will be ok. ...Read more
One small raised pink spot on leg, surrounded by quarter sized lighter pink circle. Tender like a bruise, more in center. Not itchy. Thoughts?
Get a burning on my legs then a red spot comes out and itches, turn to a red inflamed small sore. What could this be and what should I do? €
See a Dermatologist: Best thing would be to see a dermatologist when this reaction happens. Especially when the small, inflamed red sore is most prevalent. ...Read more
I have a spot on my leg where there are several cyst like knots almost in a circle. They are hard red bruised and sore I nee to know what it is?
Rash: You need to let a physician see this as it is impossible to give you a definitive diagnosis without actually seeing the lesions ...Read more
Could be either: I would suggest that you see your local dermatologist or walk in clinic to be evaluated. More information is needed: location, length of time present, etc. You may clean the area with dilute peroxide and apply an antibiotic ointment/bandaid to site before going to be seen. You should not ignore these types of sores, as they may worsen and become a bigger problem. ...Read more
I woke up at night with my left leg feeling swollen and numb. It was gone next morning. There is a sore spot behind and below my left knee.
Leg swelling: If true swelling of the leg occurs and there is discomfort or tenderness behind the knee or in the calf, phlebitis is a concern and a leg ultrasound is recommended. A Baker's cyst is another possibility. In any event I feel that you should be examined by a physician and he/she will order any appropriate tests. ...Read more
I have trochanteric bursitis in my hip. I also have a very tender indented spot 6-8 inches down my leg. No injury/trauma or redness/swelling concern?
See a doc: Too many things to list. Go get checked. ...Read more
Leg hit w/ softball above ankle 2 wks ago & spot still sore. Doesn't hurt to walk but foot still swollen. What could be wrong if no pain when walking?
="BRUISE" can occur in the lining of the bone itself and these "bone bruises" can last for a while!!!! Apply heat (this will "speed up" the resorption (healing)!!!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
I noticed tenderness in my left leg while walking today. I also have a small red raised spot that is tender when touched. No leg swelling or pain?
It could be many:
Without visible picture of the red spot it is hard to guess
it could be an inflammed superficial vein
it could be the beginning of cellulitis
it could be from shaving if you have done that recently
my advice if it does not go away after applying warm compresser and a topical antibiotic go and see your doctor ...Read more
Lower back pain between ribcage and pelvis right side, spot tender to touch, radiating to buttock and leg hot patch made it worse, what could this be?
Many things: It could be caused by a herniated disc, spinal arthritis, something called spinal stenosis or a list of other things. As always, it is difficult to say what is causing a patients pain without seeing them in person. I would simply admonish you to see your doctor if it is really bothering you. ...Read more
One spot in missle of spine sore when I touch it (since a yr).MRI says L5-S1 is compressing nerve, everything else fine. Is it TB? Legs tingling n weak
L5-S1: Sound like you have a disc problem at L5-E1. Does the pain and tingling fit with a disc problem at L5-S1. You can google it and see. Not likely TBC. But you do live in an area where TBC is common. So ask your team as they know you and what is common to cause this is your part of the world. ...Read more
R-Hip, low-back, groin pain at times pain in leg worse a night, spot mid spine tender, vag bleeding after sex, right upper abd pain radiates to back?)
Hip pain /vaginal bl: Back pain may be sciatica and may need pillow under legs at night when sleep. vaginal bleeding can be vaginitis/ cervicitis/endometriosis but need PAP also check HCG. If all negative may need ultrasound/CT y to check for ovarian /uterine lesion which could be causing both. May need LS spine xray / F/U w/doc this week ...Read more
My ankle is swollen some, like it swells in hot weather. Behind that leg is a sore spot, and when you run your hand over it, you feel a lump. Just wondering what this could be. Thanks!?
Believe I have a infected ingrown hair on leg. Hig red spot big bump with yellow pus coming out. So sore and hard and tight. What can I do to heal it?
Abscess?: It sounds like you have an abscess that may require drainage, and maybe an antibiotic if quite large, surrounding redness, or fever. There are no reliable home remedies or over-the-counter treatmetns. See a doctor ASAP, and in the meantime do not squeeze or probe it or attempt any treatment yourself. ...Read more
Palpable&tender lymph nodes (armpits), left leg:tender warm spot thigh, mild weakness, left shoulder:ache, shortness of breath. Ck level 195. Cancer?
Seek a Consultation..:
Be safe and go get check out by your PCP/specialist if you have this worry so you can be put at ease. Feel Well! ...Read more
Diabetic I have 2 small red spots on outside of my leg that itch and are tender to touch. They have been on my leg for apx 2 months what could this be?
See doctor: It is not possible to diagnosis this over the internet, See your doctor asap especially since you are diabetic. ...Read more
I have a large bite on my leg with lots of small red spots around it. Big bite is black in center, red all around outside, little swollen and sore. What could it be?
2 wks ago allergic 2 bite on leg Last week neck sore & 3 lumps/tender spots at hairline Today small painless lump near collarbone?
See doctor ASAP: If you have neck problem from a bug bite on the legs, it may be something serious. Consult your doctor ASAP since timely treatment, if indicated, may prevent potentially permanent damages to your body. ...Read more
I've had a leg wax 2 days ago for my holiday and ended up with small sore spots on my legs. Why is this pls? . will aqueous calamine cream help..
Leg wax: Sometimes the application is a slightly excessive but should disappear on its own but you can use cream to help it heal ...Read more
I have a question about some sudden symptoms... It feels like my legs are sore in spots and it feels like my arm has ben punched and sore in places...
Sore spots: If this lasts more than a day or two darts spreading, or you start having bruising I would seek evaluation from your physician. ...Read more