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Old 06-02-2003, 04:31 PM
PiscesPrincess PiscesPrincess is offline
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My leg gets hot in one spot ... WHY???

For the past week or so, an area on my leg has been getting really hot. It's kind of on the outside of my calf, and it feels like it's about as big as my hand. There's no injury there, and it doesn't LOOK any different. I thought I was losing my mind, but my b/f touched it and he could feel it too! It seems to happen more often when I'm sitting still. It's the strangest thing - does anyone have any idea what's happening to me?
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Old 06-02-2003, 05:52 PM
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Not to freak you out on so little information, but if I were you I would go to the doctor. I had a similar thing happen to me a few years back, and it turned out to be a blood clot.

(IANAD, however, which is why I recommend talking to yours.)
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Old 06-02-2003, 06:22 PM
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No idea, so I know you are glad to see me posting here, but I thought I would add my one cent here. From time to time, one of my ears gets bright red, and the other looks normal. It does get slightly hotter than the other. My friends think it is "really cool", but I think it makes me look very wierd.
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Old 06-02-2003, 07:35 PM
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Your calves are normally about 4o F cooler than the rest of your body. Go see a doctor.
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Old 06-02-2003, 08:20 PM
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I would have to go with the other dopers here, go see a doctor, it could be nothing, or it could be something that could be fixed. Don't let fear get the best of you, go to a doctor and find out, please do yourself a favor and do not wait until it gets worse, ignoring it would be the worst option, good luck and let us know how it turns out
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Old 06-03-2003, 10:08 AM
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Thanks ... sounds like I'm not being overly hypochondriatic (is that a word?) by worrying about this. I'm seeing my doctor this afternoon!
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Old 06-03-2003, 12:24 PM
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My sister had a similar problem and was diagnosed with a blood clot and cellulitis, which is an infection that can be very dangerous. See a doctor.
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Old 06-03-2003, 12:30 PM
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I went through the same thing a couple months ago, for about 2 weeks. Then, as suddenly as it started, it stopped. Gee, that was helpful. Anyway, I....ARGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! *thud*

see a doctor
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Old 06-03-2003, 12:33 PM
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You might have a varicose vein under there. My wife's varicose veins got hot before she had them removed.

At any rate, see a doctor. Whatever it is does not sound good.
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Old 06-03-2003, 01:57 PM
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You might have a varicose vein under there. My wife's varicose veins got hot before she had them removed.

At any rate, see a doctor. Whatever it is does not sound good.
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Old 06-03-2003, 02:22 PM
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Well, just because everyone else already told you and it sounds like great advice: See your doctor, get peace of mind.
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Old 06-04-2003, 03:05 AM
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From time to time, one of my ears gets bright red, and the other looks normal...
That happens to me occasionally too. I've never had it explained. It seems so random. I always assumed it was harmless, maybe some weird allergic reaction or something. Now, after reading these posts about fatal blood clots etc., I fully expect my head to explode next time.
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Old 06-04-2003, 08:14 AM
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You could also try sitting a little further away from the radiator...
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Old 06-04-2003, 08:31 AM
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I'd like to hear a follow-up after the doctor visit.
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Old 06-04-2003, 10:57 AM
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Hi all ... saw the doc yesterday p.m. and he was a lot of help ... NOT! Basically he said if it always felt hot, it could be a symptom of a pinched nerve or a varicose vein or something. Or if the heat was accompanied by swelling or discolouration or a rash or something, it would be worthy of further investigation. But because it comes & goes, with no rhyme or reason, he really has no explanation for it, but that IHHO it isn't anything to worry about. He admitted it wasn't something he'd ever come across before, but that he couldn't think of any reason for concern. I specifically asked about a blood clot and he said absolutely not.

So thanks all for your advice & concern ... looks like I'll live!

Moejuck & Mayor McJ - one or both of my ears will often go bright red and get hot to the touch ... my brother's do as well ... especially if we're tired, angry or embarrassed ... so far it hasn't killed us!
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