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Do you know what could be causing this redness?

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

What redness you are asking about?

Mysticdoc :

Do you have any itching or pain?

Customer:

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Mysticdoc :

do you have any itching?

Customer:

Ive been worried about a blood clot. I don't have pain anymore. I haven't had any swelling or redness, but my leg feels heavy

Mysticdoc :

not blood clot related.

Customer:

Sometimes - I do have a mosquito bit near the area, but I've never had this reaction

Mysticdoc :

looks like allergic reaction or from friction.

Customer:

I am a 38 female non smoker and not on Birth Control

Mysticdoc :

helpful history.

Mysticdoc :

not a blood clot at least

Mysticdoc :

harmless

Customer:

Does a blood clot normally present with swelling. I woke up two weeks ago with a horrible pain behind my near

Customer:

my knee

Mysticdoc :

yes it does

Mysticdoc :

swelling worsens over time.

Customer:

it has since subsided, but now I have leg heaviness and this red patch

Mysticdoc :

ok

Customer:

and some diziness but I think it's from being stressed not sure

Mysticdoc :

can be from muscle fatigue

Mysticdoc :

yes correct stress, dehydration

Customer:

sometimes a burning sensation - can stress cause your left thigh muscle to tense up

Customer:

you definitely don't think it s a blood clot - sorry been crazy worried about it

Mysticdoc :

yes stress can cause this.

Mysticdoc :

no definitely not blood clot

Mysticdoc :

a negative doppler ultrasound will be reassuring as well.

Customer:

do you think i need to go now? I am out of town

Mysticdoc :

not urgent

Mysticdoc :

you can wait and observe for now.

Customer:

I have had for two weeks today, but pain has gone away. Started when I was standing at a concert for three hours. Felt fine at the concert but woke up at 2am that night with severe pain behind my left knee

Customer:

the next three days were bad, but after that it got progressively better

Mysticdoc :

muscle pain definitely.

Mysticdoc :

not blood clot

Customer:

felt 100% as of yesterday

Mysticdoc :

good

Customer:

until the redness and heaviness

Customer:

in your opinion is a physical observation enough to rule out a clot? That is what my ER doctor did. She said if I had a clot I would be in pain and there would be swelling. She thought I hurt my leg

Mysticdoc :

redness can be due to the pressure from the elbow pressure or rubbing against the cloth.

Mysticdoc :

yes usually --ER doc is correct

Customer:

okay so you think I am okay for now?

Mysticdoc :

yes absolutely

Customer:

okay thank you very much

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