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I banged my leg and now it hurts. Should I use ice?

I banged my leg and now it hurts. Should I use ice?

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

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Had stint put in leg thursday is leg suppose to hurt?

Had stint put in leg thursday is leg suppose to hurt?

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 more

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Leg hurts and feels heavy, how to tell if it is broken?

Leg hurts and feels heavy, how to tell if it is broken?

If you have injured: Your leg- an x-ray will be required to rule out a fracture. Take care. ...Read more

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My leg hurts still from a hit and swells up, what is this?

My leg hurts still from a hit and swells up, what is this?

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

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Fell off a bench swing and hurt my leg. How do I soothe the pain?

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

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I have one leg shorter than the other if left one hurts? Which one is shortest?

I have one leg shorter than the other if left one hurts? Which one is shortest?

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

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My leg hurts but don't know what it is. Is there some sort of test that i cand o?

My leg hurts but don't know what it is. Is there some sort of test that i cand o?

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

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I have a med size knot between my leg and lady part it hurts comes and goes what could it be ?

I have a med size knot between my leg and lady part it hurts comes and goes  what could it be ?

? 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