Ankles :: Trimalleolar Fracture - Screw Showing Under My Skin

Apr 4, 2016

I'm 4 months post op but the screw from the inside of my ankle to the outside of ankle is showing under my skin quite a lot. Does anyone else have this problem or is it not normal?

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Ankles :: Numbness Of Toes After Ankle Fracture Surgery

I am 51, broke my left ankle on a hiking trip on Friday, had a surgery on Sunday night.

Generally things are getting better : much less pain, can wiggle my toes, but there is a persistent numbness on top side of big toe and  second toe.

Looks like it might be some post-op nerve damage, because it is not getting worse and does not affect the mobility of toes. Decided not to go to emerg, that would mean sitting there for 6 hours before any doc will come to  see me. But if it would become worse, then I would go.

Also : feeling very unsafe with crutches, in particular when home alone. Using a portable wheelchair instead for the trips to the bathroom, getting food from the kitchen, etc.

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Vascular Disorders :: 2 Black Veins/arteries Showing Under The Skin Of My Right Arm

I'm a 22yo female. 3 hours ago, I accidentally noticed 2 black veins/arteries showing under the skin of my right arm and 1 on my left arm. There was also a dark area near my right wrist. Then the black veins/arteries disappeared and more dark areas appeared. Also, one very dark bluish purple bruise appeared on my left thigh. It looks like a bruise you get after a physical trauma. It hurts very little when you press it. Other than that, I feel absolutely nothing weird.

I'm anemic and have been since I was a kid. My chest is tight most of the time. I'm not taking any meds regularly. But around 18 hours ago, I took a Brufen 400mg for a nasty headache I had. It's still there, btw.

It's 4 in the morning here so I can't go to a doctor right now. If you can give me an idea what it could be or even what kind of doctor to go to in the morning, I would appreciate it.

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Dermatology :: Peeling Skin And Rash On Ankles

I have been suffering from a rash on my ankles. The major symptoms I would say are a very itchy rash that waters when I scratch, and more prominently, 'dead' skin forms around my ankle and peels. The skin also seems to be getting tougher (maybe due to the scratching).

I have been to 2 doctors so far. The first felt it was contact dermatitis and gave me a corticosteroid (mometasone furoate) which cleared it up for some months but then it came back again. I've been to another doctor 2 weeks ago who gave me an antifungal cream (daktarin), but after 2 weeks of applying, I can't see any significant improvement to be honest. In fact, the infection spread to the left ankle only after I had started this treatment. I don't know if there's a connection. I would be seeing a specialist next if this treatment fails but I would like to have a good idea of what it might be.

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Back - T12-L5 Fusion :: Edema Around Screw

My last back surgery was a T12-L5 fusion to correct scoliosis. I would say it's a failed back surgery because my back is so weak I must use either a cane or walker most of the time. I have constantly had a burning pain in my groin and lower back for which I take oxycodone and use ice to relieve the pain.

Now the question: for more than a year (the surgery was 2 years ago) I have had swelling with fluid around one of the T12 screws. X-rays were done then and again the last of May and both show the screw has backed out somewhat but is still intact. In fact, the more recent x-ray is exactly like the first one, so it seems it isn't moving. My neurosurgeon said he could remove the screw and cut the rod down if I wanted him to. At the time, I said, "No, not yet." That was a couple months ago. However, the edema is getting larger, moving to the right side of my spine and moving lower. It's also getting almost impossible to get a good seating position because of it.

Sorry to be so long about this, but I'm wondering if any of you have had this problem, and if so, what did you do about it? At the moment, I'm facing a total shoulder replacement surgery in 2 weeks, and then possibly eye surgery after that, so I can't do anything soon, it seems. Just trying to see what my options are.

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Tibia And Fibula Broken, Remove Screw At 12 Wks?

I meet with an accident on 24 sept and and my left leg broken both tibia and fibula at the lower end and I gone through a surgery .

It is almost 12 weeks now I want to know that my doctor is telling to remove one screw from the upper part of the rod. Is it a good decision or not as my broken bone is not yet joined totally and there is a pain at my toe also.

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Heart Palpitations With Veins Showing On Stomach ?

I currently have some heart palpitation issues , then a vein got slightly bigger and is showing on my right leg and it hurts sometimes , but now this new things shows up. I don't know if those things are related but i don't wanna bug my doctor no more.
Can anyone tell me is this anything to worry about or not?

Veins are being showed on my stomach .. I am very fit 22 year old , i work out /etc.

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Pregnancy :: Stretch Marks - They Usually Start Showing Up

How do you know when you are going to get them? I'm 22 weeks and I don't scratch my stomach at all cuz I heard that's how you get them I use lotion occasionally I'm worried that all of a sudden I will get them though, hen do they usually start showing up?

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Lupus Without Inflammation Showing Up In Blood Tests?

Is it possible to have Lupus without inflammation showing up in blood tests?

and ANA is high, he said 60 what ever that means. 1:60 I guess.

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Oedema :: Both Feet, Ankles And Calves

Several days ago, I developed Edema (or Oedema) overnight in both my feet, ankles and calves up to my knees. This is my third bout of edema. The first was last year but only in my right foot and the second time was a couple of months ago, again in both feet and ankles but was very mild.

Two days later, the swelling became so severe, both my feet looked bruised and turned a funny red colour. The pain became that powerful, I couldn't walk whatsoever.

Im in UK so I rang 111 NHS helpline who sent out an ambulance. The paramedics arrived and were shocked as they had never seen edema so severe before. This was a Saturday and my GP closed so they arranged an appointment with an out of hours GP at my local hospital  in the next hour. 

He had no idea what the cause was and was that worried, he sent me to another hospital 30 miles away to see a specialist. I arrived and was admitted in straight away for tests and observation.

They took blood and urine tests, a chest x ray, a heart reading straight away. But they couldn't link a diagnosis with the edema. They flooded me with antibiotics assuming that it was an infection.

I was discharged the day after as the redness and pain levels seemed to have gone down a little after the antibiotics and i will be returning soon for an ECG and other scans. I left with walking sticks so that I could walk around easier .

Now today its been almost a week. I still need the walking sticks to walk, the swellings is still huge, the pitting is still evident but i do think the antibiotics is helping some.

But I really wish I could know what this is as its very worrying. The docs couldn't see a problem with my heart, liver or kidneys. I have also been tested for DVT and gout. My blood sugar is fine. The only possible resolution is that it cold have some link with the hot weather, but that wasn't confirmed.

Has anyone else had severe painful edema in both legs and the doctors  couldn't find a diagnosis?

My current medications  I take regularly are: Mirtazapine 45 mg and Hydroxyzine 25mg. 

Can anyone advice or share  their experiences? Is there anything I can do to help minimise the risk of this happening again? If this is heat related, I'm going to have a hell time every time it gets hot. But surely 'hot weather' cant just be the only explanation there is why I have major swelling in both my legs and feet.

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Hyperthyroidism :: Ankles Are Puffy And Swollen - Levothyroxine?

I have started on 50 mcg of Levo today after being on 25mcg for about 6 months, today I have noticed that my ankles are puffy and swollen, could this be caused by the increase in dose?.

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Pains In My Hands, Wrists, Ankles - Fibromyalgia?

I suffer from chronic migraines for which I have been hospitalised on several occasions and I have always had a 'bad stomach' which has been diagnosed as functional dyspepsia, IBS  and colitis at various times of my life. Last year I started having really bad pains in my hands, wrists, ankles and feet which feel swollen. If I exercise, my whole body aches and I simply cannot do the things that used to be easy for me. I'm even having difficulty doing the ironing and chopping the vegetables. Having always been a good sleeper, I now have periods of bad sleep and I always seem to be exhausted. Until last year I used to go the gym four times each week and I'v always been fit. Now I'm a wreck.

I've been seeing a neurologist for my migraines and a gastroenterologist for my stomach problems but nobody seems to see the big picture.

Do you think I could have fibromyalgia? 

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Losartan And Atorvastatin :: Swollen Ankles And Bad Rash

After finding I had high blood pressure a year ago I was put on Amlodipine I had really bad side effects with swollen ankles and a really bad rash.

My medication was changed to losartan 50 mg and Atorvastatin 20mg. Although this combination is keeping my Blood Pressure down. I still have a weakness in my ankles and a slight remaining problem with my skin on my ankles.

I would have thought these problems would have disappeared completely after stopping Amlodipine . But now I am thinking it's the statins that is stopping the side effects in my legs from disappearing completely.

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Back Pain (shoulder/ankles) Possible Due To Cialis?

I have been taking Cialis for 5 days now, 5 mg, once daily for enlarged prostate.

Last night I got a bad back ache which I did not think was related to the Cialis. My back hurts literally from my shoulder blades to my ankles.

Can this possibly be from the Cialis?

Back pain with Cialis is listed as minor. This is a serious back ache, both legs and hips throb as well as lower back and as I said all the way up to the shoulder blades.

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Diabetes :: Swollen Ankles And Terrible Pain

My Father in law (72) is suffering terribly with his legs.

Had Diabetes for years but just recently his ankles have swollen terribly and he can hardly stand or walk. For someone used to being active, it's been a terrible time for him.

I watched him try to stand the other day and it looked complete agony. He can't understand why no-one can tell him what is wrong, doctors are saying "it's your diabetics, you have to expect it"...

His doctor won't give him extra pain management because he says it will impact his other medication, but I just don't see how he can continue with all this pain. How we get the best treatment as I don't think he is getting it at the moment.

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Broken Ankles Progress - 4 Weeks After Surgery

Fractured and dislocated my ankle after slipping on a muddy path 17th Dec 2015  After 10 days bed rest and foot elevation in hospital to get the swelling down over Christmas I had 9 screws into fibula and a metal plate and screws into bone on other side of ankle. In a cast for 2 weeks then Xrayed and assessed and another cast put on for 4 weeks. Dissolvable stitches and ankle alignment satisfactory.

2 more weeks until consultant visit to assess maybe given a boot.

Very painful for a week after 2nd cast put on but settling down now. Using a wheelchair to propel myself around the house.  Living downstairs but been upstairs 3 times backwards on my bottom pushing up with good leg wearing a trainer for grip. Good exercise!

Was initially given a zimmer by hospital but very unsteady and not confident on crutches. Will hopefully use them when allowed to put some pressure on injured ankle.

Some nights I have to take paracetamol particularly if the ankle has not been elevated enough during the day.  I sleep a lot more but presume it is to do with the healing process.  Drinking a lot of milk and a VitD pill once a day with plenty of protein foods which I hope will encourage bone healing.

Was very active but not able to do much apart from knitting and sewing.  Try to do a bit of housework each morning but have temporarily employed a cleaner. Thankful it is winter and no gardening necessary yet.

Encourageing to see how other broken ankles progress.  No physio for me yet but I do Pilates exercises each morning in bed before putting ankle down for another day.

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Lansoprazole :: Side Effects - Swollen Ankles And Feet ?

does anybody else get swollen ankles and feet when taking lansoprazole, is this a side effect of this medication. i would like to see some answers to this. and do you get such a dry mouth.

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Welts/hives :: Around My Ankles, Hips, Backs Of My Knee

Within the last 2/3 weeks, I have noticed welts (very large and warm) on certain parts of my body, mainly around my ankles, hips, backs of my knees, and one spot on my spine. At first, I thought it was an allergy to my laundry detergent, so I started making my own because I am allergic to everything else. After switching soaps, I noticed that the hives/welts subsided but then after a couple days, I got 2 on my spine again. One welt was about the size of a silver dollar and the other, about four inches lower on my spine, about the size of a quarter. Later that night, the left side of my lower lip randomly got very warm and started to swell. It looked as though I had been stung by a bee. There was no pain other than the uncomfortable tightness.

Any ideas on what could be the cause? I can't get into my doctor for quite some time, and I prefer to avoid the emergency room since it doesn't seem that serious but I'd really like an idea of what in the world is going on.

Update 12/16/13-This morning I woke up with one nickel sized welt on each arm, just below my elbows.

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Ankles :: Walking Causing Knee Pain (12 Weeks Post Ankle Fractures)

Well the good thing is that now 12 weeks post ankle fractures in 2 places and dislocation I am up and about walking again which is the good news. The not so good news is that I have a slight limp (to be expected) but unfortunately I now have pain in my knee which is causing me to limp more! How on earth can I get rid of this knee pain which is counteracting my rehabilitation. Has anyone out there had a similar experience?

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Dermatitis / Eczema :: Merging Spots/lesions Over Face Ears, Hair, Ankles And Arms

A large number of individual and now merging spots/lesions over face ears, hair, ankles and arms. They are terribly itchy and have tried all sorts of creams etc. Gp says its scabies, have had medication for it, definately not as keeps recurring. I cannot go out, have been to a dermatologist who gave me pills which actually made me hallucinate and feel very ill?

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Skin :: Tomato / Potato Juice For Fair Skin But Hair Get White?

I am 28 years old. I was using lemon juice on my face for fair and toned skin and it proved quite effective but my beard and mustache started turning white. Someone told me to use tomato juice or potato juice instead of lemon juice to avoid white hairs. my question is that will tomato juice or potato juice will be helpful to get a fair and toned skin without turning my hair white.

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