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Vaso Occlusive Disease Of The Legs
Few ways.: Crohn's is an inflammatory disease that releases inflammtory mediators into the blood stream. There may be some small component of edema from that. Secondly it is also associated with an arthritis that can cause local joint edema and an increase in distal lymphatic pressure. Thirdly there may be protein / malabsorption losses which can increase edema. ...Read more
Check pulses: Easiest way is to check pulses- if you cannot feel pulses on top of foot or behind the bony part of the ankle (on the inside of the ankle)- then suggest an appointment. Also make sure the foot is warm. Finally push on the skin of the toe- should turn white and then back to pink when you release the skin in less than 2 seconds. Should see your doc if pain with walking more than a few yards. ...Read more
No: Fifth disease causes face flushed, so called slapped cheek, and lace patterned rash generally not associated with itching. ...Read more
Varies with age: Primary goals of treatment are to alleviate pain and to prevent lasting deformity of the femoral head. Treatment often depends on age and severity. Before 6 yrs rest, avoid strenuous exercise, use range of motion exercises, crutches, walker, or casts, abduction bracing.Sometimes operations for older patients including femoral and iliac osteotomies. ...Read more
Many: Pt can be useful following injuries to the extremities in children, after surgery, and with a multitude of congenital conditions. Some specific ones related to the leg: knee sprain, acl tear and/or reconstruction, ankle sprain, spasticity in legs from cerebral palsy and other conditions. Kind of a broad question, but hope this helps. ...Read more
Yes: That can be an indication of low thyroid or vascular insufficiency. If pronounced, should discuss change and concern with your primary Dr for further evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: Sometimes there is an isolated incompetent venous perforator vein under an ulcer. It may have been there for years and in retrospect the patient may remember pain in the area after exercise. When the skin above it can no longer compensate for the increased pressure, an ulcer can form. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes the symptoms of RLS can be helped fairly easily by treating an easily identifiable underlying cause, like varicose veins or iron deficiency. Other times, the cause isn't readily apparent and some of the drugs that are tried then can cause a lot of side effects. Whether the cure is worse than the disease depends on how severe your RLS is and whether the treatment causes side effects. ...Read more
What's the name of the rare disease where your feet go numb, and the numbness slowly works up your leg?
I've got degenerative disk disease and suffer every night from nerve pains in my legs. I've got not slept in week. Help please?
OK: There are lots of things that can help. You need to find out if you have any other conditions that might be affecting you. You may need to see a specialist like a neurologist or a physiatrist. I see lots of people with the same complaint. Rarely do people require surgery. Most end up benefiting from a combination of physiotherapy and medications. I like to use Gabapentin (patients like it). ...Read more
Why did this red bump appear in my leg and there's a circle around it and it's red also and it keeps getting bigger. Is this a disease?
Due to leimerres disease and a long hospital stay (twice) I have phlebitis in my left leg stll after 1 year. I 'm assuming it's perman?
Yes C. Phlebitis:
Lemierre's Disease or Syndrome is Internal Jugular Vein Septic Thrombophlebitis (Vein Inflammation) from a bacteria! Usually Fusobacterium necrophorum! So it affects the vein of the neck after a peritonsillar abscess!
Chronic Phlebitis of the lower extremity is like fibrosis (Sclerosis) of the veins! Concomitant swelling of the adjacent vein area occurs frequently. It is not due to a bacteria. ...Read more
Does dysanatomua diseases go along with each other? I mean I have pots and possibly leg syndrome but I now suspect cfs and many other with pots....
Many: There are many. Bone dysplasias, dwarfisms and nutritional deficiencies are all potential causes. In order to give you a more specific answer, I would need more info. Please consult an orthopaedist if you are concerned. ...Read more
RLS: Rls is not usually a symptom of other diseases although one may be anemic. ...Read more
Yes: Corticoid axis disturbance can cause these.Get a more detailed answer ›
What causes inflamation in the leg's vein. Does it cause pain...? What are the tests needed to examine the disease?
Phlebitis: Yes it can be quite painful even if clots are not being formed. Poor venous circulation, inactivity, having high levels of clotting factors, which may occur naturally, or seondary to drugs taken. A.Venous doppler will decide if you have venous incompetence and clot. It cannot diagnose phlebitis per se, unless used wilth a blood tests called d-dimer. ...Read more
What is the solution for the periformis butt disease. What should I do? I have pain from butt down the whole leg. As well as the knee. Help?
Piriformis syndrome: Piriformis syndrome is much less common than other causes of leg and knee pain, like sciatica or disc compression of lumbar roots. Here is a good discussion on piriformis syndrome: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/piriformis_syndrome I suggest you consult a neurologist to evaluate the actual diagnosis and then suggest specific treatment options. ...Read more
What is the best perscription for the periformis syndrome disease.? What is something that makes me sure that I have this disease plus pain in leg.?
It depends: Piriformis syndrome is like sciatica. There is pain behind the hip in the buttocks, occasionally radiating into the lower leg. There is usually tenderness in the buttocks area along the piriformis muscle belly where it crosses the sciatic nerve. Treatment includes stretching or local steroid injection. An MRI will show if the piriformis is the source of pain or whether its something else. ...Read more
Does someone with health anxiety often perceive symptoms as worse than they are? Ex: slight leg pain may feel severe and make u think u have disease?
Not really: As vascular disease progresses the muscles first then nerves of the leg create symptoms. Initially vascular insufficiency causes leg fatigue and cramps in the calves and thigh muscles. Nerve pain from insufficiency is worse at night and can be so intense it drives patients to seek help. Stiffness may be from something else. Ok to check with your doc. Simple vascular ultrasound will make diagnosis. ...Read more
No: Severe leg pain, especially one sided, is a cause for immediate medical attention. It could be muscle cramps but it could be more serious. See a doctor immediately. ...Read more
I get small red dots (petechia?) on my legs and ankles after a hot shower, but they aren't there regularly. Is this a sign of a serious disease?
No.: Most likely is that hot water causing blood vessels dilated and then blood leaking out into the skin. If there's blood disease, it would cause large red patch. ...Read more
Spot on my leg worries me that I might have melanoma. But im also a hypochondriac and have thought I had other diseases which was proved wrong. Advice?
Use ABCDE RULE:
It's best to see a dermatologist but a good rule of thumb is the abcd guidelines
a=asymmetry of lesion
b=border is irregular
c=colors are multiple and not consistent
d=diameter is greater than 6mm
e=evolution of lesion with changes and enlargement. ...Read more
Wonder if what kind of disease is this, I have a itchy skin on my leg, every time that I scratch, it turns quickly wounds. I have large dark spot : ( (?
Skin lesion: Need to see it before I can help you with this question. ...Read more