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Untreated Cellulitis Of The Legs
Can compartment syndrome of the lower leg cause swelling, loss of hair, and a superficial vein to stick out of the leg?
Will clonamox treat redness swelling of the groin from none deep vein injecting of heroin a miss of the surface vein?
Lymphngitis rsd: Not so much cross -over. Both can present with similar symptoms. ...Read more
Can a rheumatologic disease cause inflammation/swelling of lower portion of calf with chicken like skin and lack of leg hair isolated to the swelling?
Possibly: i don't know what disease you might have and what test have been done. i do not know if it is one leg or both. i presuem the test showed that you didn't have a blood clot. it is hard to speculate what is going on. heart and liver problems also have to be considered and a complete history including family surgical medical habits travel, occupation. You might need several doctors to work on this ...Read more
Can any complications occur If a clot in one of the saphenous veins goes undiagnosed and the vein is stripped from the leg?
Saphanous vein. : Saphanous vein is a superficial vein. Normally we don't anticolate clots in the saphanous vein. Even if the vein was stripped with a clot within it. It can theoretically be pushed forward during the stripping process depending on the technique used. ...Read more
Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. ...Read more
What are the possible causes of poor circulation in the leg with top of foot burning the day before?
Causes of poor : Leg circulation can be smoking, elevated cholesterol, fatty deposits in the arterial wall, radiation exposure. There are systemic diseases like diabetes that have increased chances of developing peripheral arterial disease. Peripheral arterial disease does not develop overnight so your day before top of the foot burning pain is not such an important clue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can someone be admitted to the (general) hospital for chronic symptoms with itchiness of the skin folds (arm pits, in between fingers, behind knees, ankles, crease of the inner arm?
Does not sound: Like a reason to admit. Sounds like you need to is it a dermatologist. ...Read more
Can shingles on the leg be confused with a bacterial infection on the leg following the lymphaic system to the groin area?
Shingles can become: Secondarily infected at any location where it erupts. The breakdown of the skin surface will allow penetration of surface germs & staph or strep are common co-infections. Shingles is generally a clinical diagnosis based on location & specific distribution along with emerging with no known triggering event. Localized poison ivy could mimic shingles & also become infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can tapeworm infection become systemic? Can it invade the subcutaneous tissue (face, extremities, torso) in the form of swelling, tape-like drainage?
Can be serious: Pork tapeworms in particular can migrate to other parts of the body and cause damage in the liver, eyes, heart, and brain and these infections can end up being life-threatening.Otherwise we usually see nausea, weakness, diarrhea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite OR hunger,fatigue, weight loss, and vitamin deficiencies. Roundworms and hookworms are more likely,I believe,to cause cutaneous symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a venous leg ulcer form on the front, middle of lower leg? Or always on the side above ankle?
Yes: If a contrast is injected it would likely show everything. But without going to the trouble a non invasive blood flow of the lower extremities will give you a great deal of information about superficial and deep ...Read more
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