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What To Do When Your Leg Hurts
Helpful: An ice pack can diminish the swelling and lower the amount of bleeding in a bruised body part. You can use it for a day or two until the capillaries close off and healing starts. ...Read more
Shouldn't hurt: Sometimes patients may have an localized ache from stretching of the blood vessel but this should go away in a couple days. Pain down the leg is not normal. Is the leg white or cold? Fever? If so see a doctor asap as the stent may have clotted or become infected. You should also probably be taking an Aspirin a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vascular damage: It is hard to tell but from your description there may be damage to blood vessels such as veins, that might initiate intermittent swelling. Your physician should be able to help identify tests that might clarify the swelling. These would be called vascular tests. ...Read more
Difficult to say: Hard to say. Repetitive motion may play a factor. ...Read more
Start simple Tx: Like cold compress, ibuprophen otc and rest. If it lasts more than a few days see a doctor for exam and/or x rays. ...Read more
Recommend: re-evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Leg length : The best way to tell is to stand barefoot and have someone put their hands on the top of your pelvis ( hips ) the lower hand is the shorter leg ...Read more
Have it examined: You start by having the leg examined to determine the area of involvement. That will lead to appropriate diagnostic studies. ...Read more
? Bartholin cyst: Where you describe is likely a bartholin gland or duct cyst. If it goes away - don't worry. If it persists you should see you gynecologist. A bartholin cyst is not uncommon, but is easy to treat by a procedure called marsupialization, which minimizes recurrance. Simply opening and draining these has about a 50% recurrance. If these cysts become infected, they are very painful and require surgey. ...Read more
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