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What Causes Burning Sensation Throughout The Legs With Redness And Swelling?

I wake in the night, usually about 2-3 hours after going to sleep, with both feet and legs to mid calf feeling like they are on fire. slight red discolorization, minor swelling. This is very painful but after getting up, I can walk it off in about 30 minutes.
Mon, 8 May 2017
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Dear patient
Here are the possibilities of what you might have.
1)Phlebitis
Phlebitis means inflammation of the veins, and can cause redness, itching, irritation, pain, and swelling.A simple doppler can rule this out.
2Blood clot in the legs
Blood clots in the leg can become very dangerous, symptoms include swelling, redness, tenderness in the leg. Coagulation profile with an angiography may be required
3)Cellulitis: Initial stage. Only can be clinically ruled out

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What Causes Burning Sensation Throughout The Legs With Redness And Swelling?

Dear patient Here are the possibilities of what you might have. 1)Phlebitis Phlebitis means inflammation of the veins, and can cause redness, itching, irritation, pain, and swelling.A simple doppler can rule this out. 2Blood clot in the legs Blood clots in the leg can become very dangerous, symptoms include swelling, redness, tenderness in the leg. Coagulation profile with an angiography may be required 3)Cellulitis: Initial stage. Only can be clinically ruled out Hope this helped