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I have an intermittent stinging pain on the outside of my

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I have an intermittent stinging pain on the outside of my right leg at the top of the ankle. It's localized on the surface and feels like a bee sting. It comes and goes every few minutes and started about 15 hours ago. There are no marks and no swelling or discoloration. The skin there is somewhat sensitive to the touch. No other symptoms.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
it could be a bug bite or spider bite
it could be from arthritis or tendonitis
no swelling is good.
did the topicort help?
I doubt this is a blood clot in your ankle or leg since you have no swelling.
but the only way to know for sure is an ultrasound of the leg and an xray.
you can also try icing your ankle?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.

Hi there,

I have different opinion.

You may have a blood clot --in the early stage you may not get any swelling.

And with smaller clots, you can just have pain, not swelling.

You need a doppler ultrasound now.

You should go to the ER.

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