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I have an insect bite on the back of my leg. I noticed it yesterday morning after my shower. It doesn't hurt or itch but it has gotten darker in color?

I have an insect bite on the back of my leg. I noticed it yesterday morning after my shower. It doesn't hurt or itch but it has gotten darker in color?

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Topical steroid creams applied initially can help reduce inflammation and prevent excessive discoloration. See doctor if red/hot. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get painful sensations down the entire back of my leg. The slightest touch hurts and ice will send me through the roof what cld this be ?

Sometimes I get painful sensations down the entire back of my leg. The slightest touch hurts and ice will send me through the roof what cld this be ?

Unsure: This sounds serious though! one would think about sciatica but need more information. It sounds neurologic. There are more uncommon causes such as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (doubt) and one could consider oncomming shingles (herpes zoster). There are other considerations but it is recommended that you see your pcp or neurologist, orthopedist, neurosurgeion or rheumatologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a bump on the back of my leg, it's swole and hurts. Red all around, and a little brownish color dot in the middle of it. Spider bite? Or what?

I have a bump on the back of my leg, it's swole and hurts. Red all around, and a little brownish color dot in the middle of it. Spider bite? Or what?

"Bump": It would help to know exactly where the bump is on the back of your leg. Is it behind the knee? If so it may be a Baker's cyst. On the calf..and we need to think about a clot deep in the veins. Anywhere else and the chances of a spider or insect bite go way up. If so watch for signs of continued infection and see your doctor for further analysis. ...Read more

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Sharp pain right behind the knee on the back of my leg, it mainly hurts when i bend my leg or sit long but does not hurt when i walk. What is this

Sharp pain  right behind the knee on the back of my leg, it mainly hurts when i bend my leg or sit long   but does not hurt  when i walk. What is this

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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When i bend or stretch my left leg in the back of my leg does hurt where the knee is. Back of my knee pain?

When i bend or stretch my left leg in the back of my leg does hurt where the knee is. Back of my knee pain?

Nonspecific: There are several possible causes of this, including a sprain of the knee, possibly a cyst in the back of the knee, cartilage injury, etc. Conservative treatment with progressive activity and anti-inflammatory meds is reasonable. See a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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When i walk the back of my leg at my knee area starts to hurts. Even does it sometimes just sitting. It's not red or warm to touch. Just hurts!

When i walk the back of my leg at my knee area starts to hurts. Even does it sometimes just sitting. It's not red or warm to touch. Just hurts!

Get examined : Pain in the back of the knee( popliteal fossa) is a common problem.At your age popliteal ( baker's ) cysts are often seen w/ degenerative meniscus ( cartilage) tears.Walking contracts the gastrocsoleus muscle group( calf muscles) and 'pinches the cyst.Other diagnoses need to be excluded. See your orthopedic surgeon. Best of luck! ...Read more