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What could red streaks down my leg be caused by?

What could red streaks down my leg be caused by?

Infection: You may have cellulitus and this needs treatment asap. ...Read more

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Fell on ice hurt lower back. Year later fell down stairs hurt same area. Could this be cause of leg weak, feet inflammed and red after walking??

Fell on ice hurt lower back. Year later fell down stairs hurt same area. Could this be cause of leg weak, feet inflammed and red after walking??

Maybe - need more in: We would need to have a lot more information.

The foot problem may not be related to the fall but you need to see your physician, get an evalaution.

This can be a vascular problem in the legs. Did the fall cause weakness? Is there neurological injury?

This is what we need to knw. ...Read more

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What can cause swelling, redness and pain in one leg?

What can cause swelling, redness and pain in one leg?

Possible blood clot: My main worry with those symptoms would be a blood clot in the leg veins called a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). Causes can be long trips/immobility, recent surgery and inherited conditions. These can be life-threatening so need attention. Infections such as cellulitis can also cause those symptoms, as can gout (not always the toe), a baker's cyst behind the knee, and other things. Maybe need checked. ...Read more

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About 4-5 times a day I get this warm sensation going down the left outer calf of my leg, I have no pain no redness and no warmth to the touch.?

About 4-5 times a day I get this warm sensation going down the left outer calf of my leg, I have no pain no redness and no warmth to the touch.?

Severl possibilities: Exist and thus you should be seen first by your primary care MD. Then they can evaluate for referred pain from GI or Gyn sources. Additional Ortho possibilities include: Iliotibial band syndrome, hip issues or muscle strain vs muscle spasm vs sciatica.Since the treatment differs but most involve a trial of physical therapy and/or antiinflammatories, we need to be sure of the diagnosis. Keep me updated ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes redness in legs of elderly person?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes redness in legs of elderly person?

Stasis: Common cause may be stasis dermatitis brought on by weak veins in the legs. Fluid builds up in legs and cause inflammation and redness. This may respond to cortisone creams and compression hose. Other causes may include a skin infection (cellulitis)- best to be checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Knot size of nickel on back inner calf. No pain, redness, kind of squishy when pressed but usually hard. Knot went down but pain when bending leg.

Best to See a Doctor: This could just be a flare up of your varicose veins, it could be a superficial blood clot in the leg. U said U have leg swelling, it matters if it is a lot or a little. Do U have any risk factors for blood clots? Smoking, Birth control pills & inactivity all are risk factors 4 blood clots in the leg. Some clots are a nuisance, & some a serious problems. If you fee a lump it is probably not deep ...Read more

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Is overweigth for 50 lbs can cause leg swelling or enlarge leg w/o pain and redness just little big cmpare to left leg after I was cured of cillulitis?

Maybe: I'm going to guess what you are trying to ask here, b/c your question is all over the place.
Weight gain can lead to leg swelling, though one would expect both legs to swell. If you had cellulitis in a leg, it can lead to a long standing swelling problem. Consider use of medical compression hose, 20-30mm hg. Knee high should work. ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles or redness around the lower legs?

What causes swollen ankles or redness around the lower legs?

Several things: Could be from too much salt intake.
Could be from improper working valves in the veins that allow fluic to leak backwards into the legs. ...Read more

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What could cause painful skin on my leg above my knee? No redness just painful even for a blanket to touch. Same pain was on top right foot 2 weeks ago.

What could cause painful skin on my leg above my knee? No redness just painful even for a blanket to touch. Same pain was on top right foot 2 weeks ago.

Nerve pain: What you are describing is a type of nerve pain. It would be good to know what other symptoms you are presenting. Depending on the distribution of pain and how it all started we could tell if this is coming from your spine, if this is related to shingles, among other issues. ...Read more

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Had intramuscular injections in buttock on fri. Pain is radiating down leg. Never had this problem before. No redness. Hard to walk.

Had intramuscular injections in buttock on fri. Pain is radiating down leg. Never had this problem before. No redness. Hard to walk.

Shot in butt: Well this is interesting - firstly if the shot was done right then we have to assume its due to swelling and perhaps some bleeding putting pressure on nerve. If the injection was not done right then it may indicate damage to the sciatic nerve. I would give the person who did the injection a call. ...Read more

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Leg pain in lower left leg only hurts when sitting down doesn't hurt walking no redness or swelling started sunday when got out of the car?

Leg pain in lower left leg only hurts when sitting down doesn't hurt walking no redness or swelling started sunday when got out of the car?

JUICE AND BANANA: Is it a muscle cramps or joint pain? Depend where the pain was, was it in the calf or in joint knee or ankle.
Make sure you stay hydrated eat banana and drink orange juice
take Motrin for the joint pain
if no improvement see your pcp. ...Read more

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Pain shooting down my leg after an IM injection of testosterone. No redness or swelling at injection site. What do I do?

Pain shooting down my leg after an IM injection of testosterone. No redness or swelling at injection site. What do I do?

Leg pain: You list yourself as female.
Why are you taking testosterone?

I am sorry you have breast cancer and hope it is well taken care of.

I cannot think of an indication for testosterone in your case. ...Read more

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Lower leg under calf hurts when sitting or layng down not when walking no redness or swelling been going on for 4 days now?

Leg pain: Pain in the leg can have many different causes including disorders affecting the nerve, soft tissue, bones and blood vessels.

Pulses need to be checked and evaluated by a physician to start, and if the blood vessels look fine, then can think about musculoskeletal cause and treatment options. ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles with redness around the ankles and lower legs?

Vascular Disease: This is caused by poor circulation and vascular disease and should be seen by a physican for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen ankles with redness around the ankle area and lower legs?

simple cause: First and foremost, infection is out. Does anyone else in your family have this, do you stand on your feet a lot, does it get better when your legs are elevated or worse as the day progresses? Look up the terms venous insufficiency or venous stasis. Stop the water pills, stop the antibiotics, and get into a good pair of 20-30mmhg compression stockings and wear them when you are up. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes swollen ankles and redness around the lower legs?

See details: There are several possible causes including vascular, cutaneous and musculoskeletal causes. The issue could be a localized problem or a manifestation of more systemic disease. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes server swelling in left foot and ankle with pain and blotchy redness in foot, ankle area up to 4 or 5 inches or more up your leg twice now?

May not be related.: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), circulatory, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the ankles my right ankle swelled up from the inside up to the center of my leg. Excruciating pain and redness. The pain went away after two hours. Two days later my left foot started except only the ankle on the outside swelled wit

What causes swelling of the ankles my right ankle swelled up from the inside up to the center of my leg. Excruciating pain and redness. The pain went away after two hours. Two days later my left foot started except only the ankle on the outside swelled wit

In: In general, swelling that occurs in both feet/ankles simultaneously is usually the result of the body retaining fluid. It's the feet and ankles that swell only because gravity brings the fluid down there. It's not a symptom of something wrong with the feet or ankles, but rather some systemic condition that is causing fluid to be retained in the body. The 4 most common causes being an issue with either the heart, lungs, liver or kidneys.

But when one foot or ankle swells, it almost always means something is wrong with the foot or ankle, and it's not related to fluid retention. Also, fluid retention is not typically painful; certainly not "excruciating."

there are many reasons for an ankle to swell and become painful (i'm assuming there was no injury), and when you say first it was one ankle, then it went away, only to start up on the other ankle, i'd wonder about some kind of arthritic process of an inflammatory nature, like gout or rheumatoid arthritis. I suppose there is also the remote possibility you could have had a phlebitis in one leg which cleared up on its own, and then re-developed it on the other lower leg, but this is a stretch, to be honest.

My best advice is to have your primary care physician take a look at it. He or she will be able to rule-out certain conditions, order appropriate tests, and make an appropriate referral to a specialist, if needed. But I wouldn't ignore this. I would get it checked out.

Feel better. ...Read more

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Pain in right bump cheek some leg pain no swellin or redness no hist DVT no travel bc can DVT cause bum pain?

Dvt: Given your description your pain and especially its location and lack of distal congestion it is unlikely to be due to dvt. However, since we don't have your medical history or meds it's not possible to be absolutely certain. If you are for some reason really concerned discuss with your doctor and have a vascular study. It is likely neurological like sciatic or muscular due to strain or both. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Treat bursitis: Treatment for bursitis is very successful. A simple injection often does wonders. See your orthopedist and mention the dent as well. ...Read more