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Flu like symptoms in leg skin

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  • Posted By: Malli D.
  • February 28, 2008
  • 03:45 AM

I know it sounds odd, but I have reoccurring pains in my skin from my buttocks, inner thigh, front thigh, outer thigh, and just below my knee. It seems to start suddenly and mainly in my thigh and buttocks area. The skin is sensitive to touch and feels much like the flu (aches and fever) without the warmth but all the tenderness. It seems to hurt more when exposed to cold, pressure (like sitting or standing), and when rubbed by clothing or skin to skin contact. The pain lasts for several days. Sometimes I will get a day or two of relief and think it has subsided and then it will relocate to another spot; sometimes even the opposite leg.
I have seen other posts on this site about the same symptoms and did some searching on my own, but can not pin-point what could be causing this issue. The range of diagnosis is from blood clots to shingles but nothing fits the bill.
Does anyone know what this could be or why it is happening? I am not a stress case like most of the others that posted comments, but everything else they said relates.
Thanks in advance,
Mallid D.
P.S. It is nice to know I am not alone!

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