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What is the medical reason why I have gotten welts on my legs?

What is the medical reason why I have gotten welts on my legs?

Welts: What do you mean by welts? Are there raised itchy bumps that come and go over an hour or so? Then you probably have hives which is an allergic reaction. If you have raised painful bumps that stay for days it could be erythema nodosum which has a variety of causes such as infections and sarcoidosis. ...Read more

Welts (Definition)

Welts is another description of hive or swelling in the skin. They are pink, raised and with a vague border. The term welts is used more often for larger pinkish swelling in the skin, whereas , hives are often smaller pinkish swellings. Both are caused by histamine release in the skin which usually ...Read more


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Black bruise on inner thigh just appeared no reason leg hurts real bad and swollen with extreme foot pain?

Black bruise on inner thigh just appeared no reason leg hurts real bad and  swollen with extreme foot pain?

Extreme pain : Should always be checked out. In my differential diagnosis would be a clot which requires you to go to the emergency room.....Better be safe than sorry....A clot could potentially kill you.... ...Read more

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Bruise on leg for no reason.I have nf 1. Noticed tht I have a bruised on left thigh its red. No pain. But feels like I have a nf cyst under skin where?

Bruise on leg for no reason.I have nf 1. Noticed tht I have a bruised on left thigh its red. No pain. But feels like I have a nf cyst under skin where?

Bone fragility: Plexiform wneurofibromas are present in nearly 25% of patients with nf1. Sometimes hemorrhage can occur after minimal trauma into plexiform neurofibromas. Neurofibromatosis can also affect bones with dysplasia of bone and the periosteal lining.. With trivial trauma periosteum can separate from bone with subperiosteal hematoma. Consult your physician to see if further workup with imaging is needed. ...Read more

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What could it be after falling down stairs, bruise bigger then my palm chest pain leg pain difficult walking blacking out falling for no reason?

What could it be after falling down stairs, bruise bigger then my palm chest pain leg pain difficult walking blacking out falling for no reason?

See a physician: Hi! if you are fainting and have already fallen down stairs, you should see a physician for a complete evaluation. This is not normal and should not be minimized. ...Read more

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Is there a medical reason as to why my legs are so itchy, but only at night?

Is there a medical reason as to why my legs are so itchy, but only at night?

Vague: It is hard to say without a thorough history and exam. It could even be caused by your bedding, if there is something in the pillows or blanket that is creating some type of allergic reaction. It could be a circulation or a nerve issue that is triggered when you lay down. Should see a dr. ...Read more

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I uploaded a pic of a massive bruise on my elbow yet didn't hit it & it doesn't hurt. Any medical reason why this would occur?

I uploaded a pic of a massive bruise on my elbow yet didn't hit it & it doesn't hurt. Any medical reason why this would occur?

Many causes: It still may be related to relatively innocuous trauma to your elbow(like just leaning on it) though it is a bit atypical. But if there is a problem with your platelets, clotting proteins or blood vessel strength, you can readily have easy bruising. If this doesn't resolve or you develop more bruises consider reviewing this issue with your doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What are these little red welts on my legs that don't itch, or hurt, but they appeared over night?

What are these little red welts on my legs that don't itch, or hurt, but they appeared over night?

Urticaria: When you have an allergic reaction to a substance, your body releases histamine and other chemicals into your bloodstream. This causes itching, swelling, and other symptoms. Hives(urticaria) are a common reaction, especially in people with other allergies such as hay fever. When swelling or welts occur around the face, especially the lips and eyes, it is called angioedema. ...Read more