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Leg bruised, painful, and tingling

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 22, 2010
  • 02:22 AM

About five years ago I noticed several bruises on one of my lower legs, only on the inner side. They never healed. Sometimes the area would be red, swollen or painful. One time it was tingly. Now the area is numb and hard. Doctors have told me it is varicose veins, and did scans to make sure it wasn't a blood clot or vein insufficiency. One doctor gave me antibiotics and that calmed down the inflammation and it stopped tingling. Another doctor says it takes time for nerves to heal. I am wearing compression stockings and taking low dose aspirin. I walk around with a limp most of the time, but hope I can someday walk normally and not have to hide my ugly legs. I also have lupus and it may be related. I am considering seeing a specialist to somehow miraculously diagnose me with sometime curable with one pill or shot. Do I see a podiatrist, a dermatologist, a vascular specialist, or a rheumatologist?

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