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Red spots on legs with muscle pain and joint swelling.

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  • Posted By: Katt Tiger
  • November 6, 2006
  • 10:35 PM

Leg muscle pain begin Oct 11,2006, Oct 14 red spots appear around both ankles and leg. Oct 17 swelling of the right knee, and swelling of left foot migrate to the left wrist and hand and then to the right foot. To date Right ankle is swollen spots will fade but just keep coming back. The doctor thought it be Lyme disease or gout but blood test show normal. The doctor does not know what it is. Does anyone know what is going on? Please help! Thanks

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  • Hi, I think you might well have Lyme disease. many doctors are unaware of the enormous range of symptoms individual patients can experience and the tests are generally accepted to be pretty useless. You should get your doc to refer you to a specialist. NM.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 19, 2006
    • 03:44 PM
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  • Have you found out the symptoms, I have exactly the same now the spots have started to itch and become sore, ankle swollen to the point where it's hard to walk on. Doctor issued amxoicillen never worked, thinking of going to hospital
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 26, 2007
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  • Have you found out the symptoms, I have exactly the same now the spots have started to itch and become sore, ankle swollen to the point where it's hard to walk on. Doctor issued amxoicillen never worked, thinking of going to hospitalmy hubby has this too. doctor does not know what it is. if you find out, please let us know. his spleen is enlarged. vital organs now starting to be involved. scary.byeeee
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 24, 2008
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  • It's called HSP Henoch-Schönlein purpura (say: hen-awk shern-line purr-purr-ah). My son had it for the first time when he was 2 years old(end of April). We were told it was because of the stress of his baby brother being born. It happened again the same time the following year(end of May), we took him to an ER near the town we were visiting at the time. Thats when he was diagnosed. 3 Days ago (end of May) it started flaring up again but we were prepared. He was started on a steroid today so he'll be getting better soon. It can cause kidney and stomach problems so anyone with it need to have their urine checked regularly, and tell their Dr. of all stomach issues they maybe having.
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  • I was going to suggest the possibility of Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura myself because it took a year and a half of misery before a biopsy of an area of redspot showed that I had HSP. Many other symptoms come later if this is not caught early and treated with prednisone. I now have kidney bleeding, extreme weight gain, stomach aches, joint pain and lots lots more misery. A rheumatologist can help diagnose this.
    Snowflake 4 Replies
    • October 4, 2008
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  • My 2 year old son was diagnosed with HSP but we don't know the cause. Jesterchick, I would like to know how your son is doing? Did you ever find out what is triggering his HSP?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 19, 2008
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  • I was going to suggest the possibility of Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura myself because it took a year and a half of misery before a biopsy of an area of redspot showed that I had HSP. Many other symptoms come later if this is not caught early and treated with prednisone. I now have kidney bleeding, extreme weight gain, stomach aches, joint pain and lots lots more misery. A rheumatologist can help diagnose this. Hi, I read your description about HSP. It is exactly the same symptom with that of my little brother's. Are you recovered now?
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  • My son 13years old was rushed into hospital on the 23rd December and diagnosed with HSP he had a meningitis rash and lethargic, he then developed pains in the joints. I had a son die with meningitis and the symptoms are very similar indeed.This is now being followed up by the hospital and he will take several years to recover.They still haven't given me a answer of why this has happened and it is very worrying to a parent hat there is no information out there to prevent or diagnose this in anyway.
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  • I was going to suggest the possibility of Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura myself because it took a year and a half of misery before a biopsy of an area of redspot showed that I had HSP. Many other symptoms come later if this is not caught early and treated with prednisone. I now have kidney bleeding, extreme weight gain, stomach aches, joint pain and lots lots more misery. A rheumatologist can help diagnose this.I am sooooo very grateful to whoever posted this reply. I have suffered with the redness and swelling for about two years with no signs of change until I tried the PREDNISONE suggested here. EVERYTHING has cleared up for me and I am in better health than ever. THANKYOU!!!!!!
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  • I am sooooo very grateful to whoever posted this reply. I have suffered with the redness and swelling for about two years with no signs of change until I tried the PREDNISONE suggested here. EVERYTHING has cleared up for me and I am in better health than ever. THANKYOU!!!!!!how long did they put you on PREDNISONE FOR?i am having ankle swelling and red spots i went to the hospital waz there for 5hr's they said they didnt know but put me on PREDNISONE 1 full take the next day then 1/2 for the following 6 days am i going to need more then what i have?
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  • I am sooooo very grateful to whoever posted this reply. I have suffered with the redness and swelling for about two years with no signs of change until I tried the PREDNISONE suggested here. EVERYTHING has cleared up for me and I am in better health than ever. THANKYOU!!!!!!Did your Dr prescribe them? And if so how many mg?
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  • I having a small spot on my pinky at the top of the joint... and i don't know what is.. at first i thought the pain was temporary and when i got home it swolled up.. right now it's a dark red and not that big of a spot.. it hurts any time i bend it.. it was playing foot ball and i caught the wrong way..I hope any one can help me..
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 13, 2010
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  • Look at Morgellons Disease.
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  • So what happened?
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • November 7, 2014
    • 10:53 PM
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  • I am experiencing (almost) the identical issues. Went to two doctors. No one knows????
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • December 12, 2014
    • 02:19 AM
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