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What would cause bruising in your legs?

What  would cause bruising in your legs?

Refer to answer: No bruising should occur in any leg, without a cause . The most common cause is injury. If you have bruise on your leg, and is not from an injury, it is a result of medical conditions. Please refer to your physician for further work up. ...Read more

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What would cause part of your leg to become ice cold?

What would cause part of your leg to become ice cold?

Ice Cold.: Usually this would be a sensation of being colder rather than truly being colder. Frequent causes are local irritation of a nerve. True coldness of a distal extremity with loss of pulses and absence of color in an extremity is a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Can CRPS cause temperature changes in both legs from the thighs to my feet or would be something else? Could anxiety cause this?

Can CRPS cause temperature changes in both legs from the thighs to my feet or would be something else? Could anxiety cause this?

Yes: Yes, temp changes can happen with CRPS. Anxiety can make a number of medical issues worse, and could be causing CRPS to act up. There are meds to help both of these if needed, and physical therapy is a big part of treating CRPS, which can be a difficult diagnosis to treat. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would be causing bone bruise to continue to cause mild pain swelling numbness in other parts of the leg a year after injury?

What would be causing  bone bruise to continue to cause mild pain swelling numbness in other parts of the leg a year after injury?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What would be causing bone bruise to continue to cause mild pain swelling numbness in other parts of the leg a year after injury?

What would be causing  bone bruise to continue to cause mild pain swelling numbness in other parts of the leg a year after injury?

You need an X-ray: to be sure there's not something going on in the bone other than a bruise. This could be serious. Good luck ...Read more

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What cause numbness in your leg and foot?

What cause numbness in your leg and foot?

Probably nerve: Compression in the spine. Could be another cause but this one is most likely. See a pain specialist for a good physical exam and an MRI which may or may not show disk herniation in the spine. ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen knee with bruising down to the ankle?

What could cause a swollen knee with bruising down to the ankle?

Swelling to ankle: Can be definitive for a clotting disorder such as taking Aspirin or anticoagulant drugs such as Plavix or coumadin (warfarin). Trauma or injury could also play a role. Seek medical attention especially if you have other medical problems or take medications such as steroids for something else that could make this problem worse. ...Read more

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Have swelling in my hands calves feet what would cause this? Very painful in the legs

As above: Correct diagnoses can't be made without proper evaluation and work up. See u physician. ...Read more

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What may be the reason of pain in legs. Is it weakness or I need further assessment. .

What may be the reason of pain in legs. Is it weakness or I need further assessment. .

More info: There are tons of things that can cause pain in leg, also pain is different from weakness, although sometimes pain can cause weakness, plz see an MD for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause weakness in the arms and legs?

What could cause weakness in the arms and legs?

Many disorders: Neuropathy, myopathy, spinal cord disorder, multiple sclerosis, various brain diseases, myasthenia gravis, thyroid problems, diabetes, anemia, sleep disorders, medication reactions, depression. This illustrates that you need complete physical exam to start and then your doctor can decide how to proceed. ...Read more

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What would cause pain in the legs with a racing heartbeat?

What would cause pain in the legs with a racing heartbeat?

How old r u: Not sure they are related but it depends on your age. Anything heart related u need seen by your physician. ...Read more

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What would cause small bruises on the legs?

What would cause small bruises on the legs?

Trauma, others: Trauma localized to the area, blood disorders, clotting disorders, medications. Go see someone first, to see if the symptoms truly need further work up. ...Read more

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What could cause numbness in your arm?

What could cause numbness in your arm?

Depends: A more detailed description of the "numbness" location, triggering event and related symptoms is needed to better evaluate the situation. The numbness could be from nerves getting compressed at the neck, shoulder, elbow or wrist. ...Read more

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What might be some causes of your leg to swell up?

Many things: Not enough detail. Limb selling can be related to many things: trauma, salt intake, organ dysfunction, the list could be endless. A consultation with your md is required. All medications, a realistic list of what and how much nutrition you take in and perhaps a timeline of when and how much swelling you experience should be discussed. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can prolonged swelling swelling of the leg unrelated to vascular issues cause hair loss in said leg?

Can prolonged swelling swelling of the leg unrelated to vascular issues cause hair loss in said leg?

In short yes: chronic edema or otherwise noted swelling of the leg / lower extremity can be associated with what's known as stasis dermatitis. In which the skin becomes very tight and thin. Which results in micro tears, with chronic inflammation and metaplasia or changing of the cells, Which would theoretically result in hair loss. ...Read more

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What would cause your toes and feet to burn and be red without swelling more toward the evening?

What would cause your toes and feet to burn and be red without swelling more toward the evening?

Fungus: At your young age, this is most likely foot fungus, particularly if you have been wearing socks and shoes all day. If it is also itchy, I would recommend using any of the OTC Athlete's foot powders, creams, or sprays first. If that doesn't work, see your primary doctor or a podiatrist (foot doctor). ...Read more

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What would cause severe muscular pains in the legs?

What would cause severe muscular pains in the legs?

Several things: Commonly overactivity, cramping, torn muscle, blood clots are possible causes. If the pain came on spontaneously, especially associated with swelling, seek help immediately checking for possibility of blood clots. ...Read more

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