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Painful Swelling Of The Thigh In A Diabetic Patient: Diabetic Muscle Infarction

The occurrence of a painful, inflammatory swelling in a lower limb is consistent with several diagnoses, such as deep vein thrombosis, compartment syndrome, muscle rupture, soft tissue infection, haemorrhagic or neoplastic processes, myositis, pyomyositis, etc. In the diabetic patient, an unusual diagnosis should be added to this list, i.e. so-called diabetic muscle infarction (DMI). Skeletal muscle infarction is a rare condition occurring specifically in the diabetic patient. Accurate management of DMI depends mainly on the physician's awareness of this condition, which can avoid unnecessary or potentially hazardous investigations and delayed or inadequate treatment. We report a case of DMI in a diabetic woman and a review of 43 previous cases in the literature. Clinical report A 44-year-old woman was hospitalised because of painful swelling of her right thigh. As her thinking was somewhat disturbed, the date of symptom onset remained uncertain. On the day of admission, she complained of continuous severe pain in the anterior right thigh and was unable to walk. The anteromedial distal part of her thigh was enlarged, diffusely firm, tender and warm, with an ill-defined oval mass in Continue reading >>

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    Leg pain and swelling

    I'm writing for a diabetic family member who was diagnosed ten years ago. Sometime prior to November of last year, she began losing weight for no reason. To date, she has lost about 27 pounds and yet not a single doctor has seemed alarmed by this?? In late December she began getting a discomfort in her ankle. This evolved into pain with swelling (pitted edema). Over the course of the last six months, this has also moved into her right knee eventually involving that leg from the upper thigh to the foot. The pain is unrelenting. She has been to several specialists and is, as yet, undiagnosed. I can be more specific as to tests, specialties, etc., but for right now I'm just trying to find someone somewhere who's had a similar experience. I've searched the internet till my eyes are crossed and can't find anything exactly like what's going on with her. I've even emailed a prominent clinic and didn't get anywhere with that either (they graciously replied, but didn't offer anything that hadn't already been looked into). This is taking a terrible toll as the pain is 24/7. Even worse, I think, is that she's on the brink of losing hope of ever getting an answer OR help. If this sounds remotely familiar to anyone, please reply with ANY advice. We don't even know for certain this is a diabetic problem, but I'm sort of going back to square one for this inquiry as I don't know what else to do at this point. I accompanied her to still another appointment today and we got no help at all...again. I had to order up a wheel chair to be brought to the car for her as taking any more than a few steps was out of the question. I'll be anxiously awaiting a reply. THANKS!

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    Hi Gypsy Girl - Welcome to Diabetes Daily - sorry to hear about your family member and the issues she has been dealing with. I had a 90 year old Type 2 diabetic neighbour who had some of the symptoms you mentioned. Her leg was quite red, swollen, warm to the touch and the skin was very dry and scaly. She had intense pain and was finding that Tylenol 3's were not cutting the pain. She was finally diagnosed with Cellulitis and put on an antibiotic. It did take quite some time for it to heal up, but she seems to be doing well now. Not sure if this helps, but you may want to mention this to her doctor (if it hasn't already been brought up) I have added a link with more information - hope it helps
    http://www.medicinenet.com/cellulitis

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    Shelley C - Thanks so much for your suggestion. However, there's no redness nor warmth and the only change to the skin is a shiny appearance (perhaps simply because of being stretched by the swelling?). She doesn't seem to fit the criteria for anything yet and test results aren't definitive--she has a positive ANA, which suggests something autoimmune, but we're being told perfectly healthy people can have a positive result. To me this begs the question, "Why bother with doing it?" To answer my own question, I think other readings are taken into consideration to help better determine if an autoimmune disease is more, or less, likely. Did that make any sense? Sorry. My mind is getting fatigued.....

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Heal Swollen Lip Allergy At Home: In this video, we are going to share information about quickly heal swollen lip allergy at home - swollen lip treatment at home - swollen lip home remedies. Subscribe to our channel for more videos. Watch: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivQE7...) Causes of Low Blood Pressure, You Must to Know How to Heal a Swollen Lip at Home Even if your lip swelled due to an injury, it is vulnerable to infection while it is healing. Keep any swollen lip clean and manage the swelling with cold and warm compresses. If you don't know what caused the swelling, or you suspect an allergic reaction or infection, visit the doctor right away. -Clean the area. While your lip is swollen and sore, it is vulnerable to injury. Sponge it with water gently, several times a day or whenever it gets dirty. Do not pick at it or wipe it. -Apply cold on the day of the injury. Wrap ice in a towel, or use an ice pack from the freezer. Place it gently on your swollen lip. This will reduce swelling for a recent injury. After the first few hours, cold is not typically effective, except to relieve pain. -Switch to warm compresses. After the initial swelling is done, warmth may encourage h

A Patient With Longstanding Type 1 Diabetes And A Swollen, Warm, And Red Foot

A 54 year old man with type 1 diabetes since the age of 13 years was referred to the diabetic foot clinic with a warm swollen right foot of seven days duration. Over the past four years he had had acceptable diabetes control and an average glycated haemoglobin of 57 mmol/mol (7.4%). He had a history of hypertension, microalbuminuria, and background diabetic retinopathy. He did not remember any trauma to his foot, had only mild pain in the affected area, and had no signs or symptoms of systemic infection. On examination, his right foot was swollen and erythematous over the dorsal aspect. No active foot ulceration or cracked skin was present. He had symmetrical peripheral sensorimotor neuropathy, with loss of protective sensation (inability to feel the 10 g Semmes-Weinstein monofilament, also known as 5.07 gauge monofilament nylon fibre) and intact circulation in both feet. Answers Acute Charcot neuropathic osteoarthropathy (or acute Charcot foot) should always be considered when a person with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy develops unexplained inflammation in the foot. Refer the patient for urgent diagnosis or exclusion by an expert team. Meanwhile, urge the patient to limit wei Continue reading >>

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    My legs where itchy , and so swollen at times the skin o...

    My legs where itchy , and so swollen at times the skin on my shins was red ,shiny and I felt my legs would burst, so uncomfortable. A visit to the surgery resulted in being told my B P was up. I do also suffer from water retention, hence the swelling. The nurse had a talk with my Dr. (I didn't actually see him) The outcome was increase dosage of B P tablets, and the cause was the hot weather. I was to return in a month to see how B P was . Nothing said about the awful itching.
    Two days later my legs where still swollen, painful and the itching was sheer torture, luckily I work at the local hospital and was advised by a colleague to go to A & E. I eventually gave in and asked to be seen.
    The result was scans on my legs and later being told I had a DVT in my lower left leg. For three days I was given a daily injection in my stomach and then started on Warfarin. Apparently the itching is one of the effects of DVT. Antihistamine tablets were recommended, but with no gauranteed improvement, which is what happened. Good old Calamine Lotion does nothing at all. I now even have a rash on my arms & back and the itching is horrendous, my legs look as if I have been through a thorn bush ( it's imposible not to scratch ) A couple of hours sleep is all I get, I,ve even put towels in the freezer to cool my legs down with. I finally found a cream ( Eurax )that helps , but i used the tube in less than 3 days !! I,m going to try the lotion to see if it lasts any longer.
    Has anyone else had to cope with this and HOW did you deal with the itching ???? :?
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    Wow,you have just describe my legs exactly. So what is it. I am actually working out of town this weekend and I cannot wait to get home and get to the doc. and find out what is causing this miserable itching and pain. any thoughts?,

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    I'm into my second week of warfarin following a DVT. I went to my local MAU yeterday with exactly the symptoms you describe. The concensus was it was some type of contact allergy and nothing to do with the warfarin or DVT. However, although I am itchy all over and have rashes on my torso and back, I only have rashes on my 'bad leg. My other leg is completely clear. I was drip fed hydrocortisone and have been put on steriods for a week and anti-alergy tablets.

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http://ehow2.co/hives-treatment - Click here to see more hives on legs images and free hives treatment. Hives on Legs - Hives on Legs after Shower - Hives on Legs Images - Hives on Legs after Exercise Hives is a rash of smooth, raised, pink or reddish bumps of different sizes, called wheals. Hives appear suddenly and the the wheals look somewhat like mosquito bites. They may cover all or part of the body including legs and are usually very itchy. If you want to know more about to understand hives on legs or what are the best hives on legs treatments then you have landed on the right video. In this short video, you find natural tips to learn more about hives on legs which will eentually help you to get rid of hives condition. Learning about hives on legs is not hard if you're determined and stick to the steps required in order to permanetly get rid of the condition. People usually get discouraged when they visit the doctor to find out hives on legs because even they don't know the correct hives treatment to get rid of this diesese permanetly. This video beautifully explains about hives on legs which is safe and gentle to your skin. My thumbnail photo shows my hives on my legs that g

What Causes Discoloration And Swelling In The Legs Of Diabetics?

If the swelling and discoloration looks like this: Then you're probably thinking of the stasis dermatitis associated with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). In this disease, the valves in the veins stop working. These valves usually make sure that blood continues to move back to the heart. When they become incompetent, blood pools in the lower legs. The red blood cells sit around and eventually die. When they do, they release iron. The iron deposits in the skin and gives it the brown color. There seems to be a loose association between diabetes and CVI (Elsevier). I'm not convinced that diabetes causes this discoloration--more likely that those with diabetes may also have CVI for a host of other reasons (advancing age, increased weight, male). On the other hand, you could be talking about necrobiosis lipoidica, which is associated with diabetes: Only this doesn't come with swelling. It's more defined by atrophy--the skin actually gets thinner over these lesions. Continue reading >>

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    Leg pain and swelling

    I'm writing for a diabetic family member who was diagnosed ten years ago. Sometime prior to November of last year, she began losing weight for no reason. To date, she has lost about 27 pounds and yet not a single doctor has seemed alarmed by this?? In late December she began getting a discomfort in her ankle. This evolved into pain with swelling (pitted edema). Over the course of the last six months, this has also moved into her right knee eventually involving that leg from the upper thigh to the foot. The pain is unrelenting. She has been to several specialists and is, as yet, undiagnosed. I can be more specific as to tests, specialties, etc., but for right now I'm just trying to find someone somewhere who's had a similar experience. I've searched the internet till my eyes are crossed and can't find anything exactly like what's going on with her. I've even emailed a prominent clinic and didn't get anywhere with that either (they graciously replied, but didn't offer anything that hadn't already been looked into). This is taking a terrible toll as the pain is 24/7. Even worse, I think, is that she's on the brink of losing hope of ever getting an answer OR help. If this sounds remotely familiar to anyone, please reply with ANY advice. We don't even know for certain this is a diabetic problem, but I'm sort of going back to square one for this inquiry as I don't know what else to do at this point. I accompanied her to still another appointment today and we got no help at all...again. I had to order up a wheel chair to be brought to the car for her as taking any more than a few steps was out of the question. I'll be anxiously awaiting a reply. THANKS!

  2. ShelleyC

    Hi Gypsy Girl - Welcome to Diabetes Daily - sorry to hear about your family member and the issues she has been dealing with. I had a 90 year old Type 2 diabetic neighbour who had some of the symptoms you mentioned. Her leg was quite red, swollen, warm to the touch and the skin was very dry and scaly. She had intense pain and was finding that Tylenol 3's were not cutting the pain. She was finally diagnosed with Cellulitis and put on an antibiotic. It did take quite some time for it to heal up, but she seems to be doing well now. Not sure if this helps, but you may want to mention this to her doctor (if it hasn't already been brought up) I have added a link with more information - hope it helps
    http://www.medicinenet.com/cellulitis

  3. Gypsy Girl

    Shelley C - Thanks so much for your suggestion. However, there's no redness nor warmth and the only change to the skin is a shiny appearance (perhaps simply because of being stretched by the swelling?). She doesn't seem to fit the criteria for anything yet and test results aren't definitive--she has a positive ANA, which suggests something autoimmune, but we're being told perfectly healthy people can have a positive result. To me this begs the question, "Why bother with doing it?" To answer my own question, I think other readings are taken into consideration to help better determine if an autoimmune disease is more, or less, likely. Did that make any sense? Sorry. My mind is getting fatigued.....

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