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Can someone have Neuralgia in both of their legs? What

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Can someone have Neuralgia in both of their legs? What medical specialist woul dx and treat this? My mom thinks she may have it versus cellulitis that the ER doc dx'd her with recently. She reports: tightness, tenderness, discolorization, texture(firmness)
hardened, painful, behind back of her knees hurt, some warmth to skin, tender to touch of fabric, swollen, shes often tired. She says it feels like she is wearing a tight shoe. No clotting or heart issues. These have been ruled out by cardiologist and vascular
surgeon. She has been rx'd Bactrim, taking it for past 6 days, no improvement. She puts alcohol on her legs and it offers some small relief.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Neuralgia would be diagnosed and treated by an internal medicine doctor, with a consult from a neurologist if needed.
This looks more like bad veins in the legs, also an internist.
She should start with an internal medicine doctor.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** internist the same ad a PCP/ear nose throat doctor?
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.
NO
Internal medicine is a specialist in adult medicine.
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