I've been experiencing hot spots on both legs near my knees and on my right shin. The sensation only last a few seconds, and it's been happening for a few months now. I do not have any allergies or have not been in contact with anything out of the ordinary,my skin doesn't appear to look different also (btw it's not visible, just a hot sensation I get maybe 3 to 4 times a day). What could it be?
Thanks for writing to the forum!
Since you have a heat sensation (inflammation) that comes on and off, I think you could have deep vein thrombosis of the deep veins of the leg or maybe valvular dysfunction of the deep veins of the legs. This can be diagnosed by color Doppler or by angiogram of the leg veins. High blood pressure, kidney dysfunction, diabetes and hypothyroidism should be ruled out.
I would strongly recommend you to see a vascular specialist. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Thanks for keeping me posted!
Yes, they can be. As I mentioned earlier they are the signs of a deep vein thrombus. This then ultimately leads to varicose veins.
Hope this helps. Do let me know if there is any thing else and keep me posted. Take care!
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Hypothyroidism makes the blood flow sluggish and increases the chance of atherosclerosis because of that. Hence clots can form. The other possibility is skin changes associated with low thyroid function.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
I believe you hit the nail in the head, I was recently diagnosed with a Thyroid condition and I've been taking the meds for 3 months now. And in the past 3 months is that I've noticed the same heat sensation every one in here is experiencing.
Now with that said, I'm wondering if it's because I have to go up on my Thyroid Med strengths.
For the past 2 weeks I have felt hot spots in mostly my arms and legs. I worried at first about a blood clot but I was always told a clot was red and hot to the touch and none of these ever are. Only internally hot. They only last several seconds and disappear. Then I may not have another for several hours or even a day or so. I do take Lamictal and Topamax and admit a miss a day here and there. Could this be the culprit or could this be indicative of something serious? Does anyone have any answers?
I've been experiencing them in my right thigh as well for the past couple months. A burning sensation under the skin that only last a few seconds. They come and go. I do not have veracious veins, high blood pressure, actually it's low if anything or any other medical issues that I'm aware of. I did find that when I rubbed the hot spot it started to sting for several minutes. It felt as if I was given an injection and feeling the medication sting as in entered the thigh. Weird.
I am a 45 year old female with low blood pressure & am on HRT following a Hysterectomy 11 years ago. Over the last 2-3 years I've been experiencing an odd sensation from time to time, often when I've been walking or on my feet, but not exclusively so, I get a very hot red patch just above my knee cap. The patch is around 3" and very hot to the touch. It doesn't itch or hurt & when it subsides there is no sign it was there. I'm curious. Anyone got any ideas?
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.