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What Is The Redness On The The Lower Part Of My Legs Of Some Elderly Folks
Can be poor veins: A common change as people get older is for the blood vessels in the legs to get weaker and often damaged. Poor vein function (varicose veins, venous insufficiency) can cause swelling, and blood pooling. Gravity makes it worse. Sometimes vessels leak blood which can make the skin look red or brownish. Prevent weak veins by staying active, stretching the legs, and putting them up when sitting. ...Read more
What are common causes of skin numbness of the face and extremities?
It first started with the arms and is now in the anterior part of the legs
Multiple: There are multiple causes of numbness in extremities some peripheral like peripheral neuropathy and some central in the brain, , some medication can cause that an example is topamax (topiramate). Also anxiety can be associated with numbness. It is best if you make an appointment with your physician and get evaluated, feel better. ...Read more
See MD asap!: That's a very good question. The list is long. It warrants you seeing your primary care physician or a neurologist immediately. You shouldn't want merely a list of possibilities with guesses and answers over the internet. You should want an exact and accurate answer asap! that will require you seeing someone for an evaluation. ...Read more
What is the cause of feeling cold and sometimes stiffness in the area back of my leg? Its like from the back of the thigh to the calves muscle
Many reasons: Need more info. Could be neurological, arterial or orthopedic in nature to name a few causes. See your family physician asap. ...Read more
What are the likely causes of my symtpom of no injury/no pain bruising on the inside of both feet just below the ankle?
What's the name and purpose of the large prominent vein on the top of my penis that seems to originate from the pelvis?
Here are some...: Most likely, what you see are dorsal veins. Known to us, veins of any organs tend to widely vary in number, course, and distribution as compared to the arteries to any organs. So, if asymptomatic, compressible, and variable at erection and detumescence, leave them alone because what you see is your personal unique anatomical variation. Of course, if still in doubt, have someone take a look. Best.. ...Read more
Discoloration.: These lesions would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more
What are possible causes of the redness, swelling and small blisters on the fingers of my left hand? The affected area is the end of the fingers.
Possibly infection: More information is needed to determine the cause. What is the color of the fluid in the blisters, clear, colored ? Is it painful ? Redness and swelling are signs of infection and infections of the hand can spread rapidly. This can be a viral or bacterial infection, or possibly a contact dermatitis (irritation of the skin). However it is not something to wait and watch. ...Read more
I have pain in the front and after part of the chest, burns on the right side of the abdomen and pain in the arch of the left foot. Is it serious?
If you have chest : Pain especially squeezing or pressure like with other risk factors middle-age, hypertension , diabetes. High cholesterol , smoking and weight problem , go to the er asap. The abdominal pain could be from acidity in your stomach, liver or gallbladder problem. Foot pain could be from inflammation of your ligaments or nerve inflammation. Go see your dr soon! ...Read more
Fistula +/- aneurysm: Dialysis patients need a mature vein that can withstand repeated puncture which is created by diverting arterial flow into a nearby vein. Needling the same site causes a loss of pain nerve fibers, and thus patients prefer that site for repeated use. This can cause fibrosis and thinning of the wall at that site, resulting in aneurysmal dilatation. This is not in danger of rupturing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would cause small tiny blisters up and down one side of the body on the right side of the the body?
Constant numbness of the front part of the sole. Feel like sticking needles into the skin of the bottom of feet. What is this and what should I do?
See a doctor: It seems that you don't have good circulation, i recommend seeing a doctor so they can make a proper diagnosis and prescribe you and medicines or recommend certain activities to help you get rid of your symptoms. ...Read more
What can cause infrequent pain on the underside of the jaw (not in the mouth, but under it),in the neck and in the side of the leg?
I feel like a slightly high pressure in the veins on the superficial area of the ride side of head, just in front of the ear and over the cheeks. ?
High pressure veins: I have never had a patient tell me this Please send more details. ...Read more
Do they?: There no data, that I am aware of, indicating that one side is affected more than the other. Most skin cancers occur in sun exposed areas. ...Read more
What's the diagnosis of a swelling on the head, between the hair and the forehead, and it's having the same color of the skin?
What might be the cause of the pain in the lower part of my pinky finger? More specifically, in the two lower knuckle when moved/bent/clenched etc.
Needs to be seen: There are a variety of causes. Compromised arterial or venous circulation is common, easy to diagnose, and usually treatable. If this is a peripheral neuropathy, which a physician can detect easily, finding the precise cause is one of the most challenging workups in medicine but needs to be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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