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Leg discomfort and pain

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For the last week my legs have felt like they are bruised all over. However i do not have any signs of bruising. Today the pain has moved to my behind. So from my knees to my rear i feel pain. It hurts to sit and if my small dog jumps up and puts her paws on my legs is actually hurts. I have spider veins or veracos veins(sorry about spelling) on my legs also. What could this be
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replied November 30th, 2016
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

The description of your symptoms do not indicate one specific disease. The exact condition hence cannot be identified here. It could be due to arterial, venous or a systemic disorder.

Some indicators of peripheral arterial disease include: claudication pain (worsened by exercise and relieved by rest), pain on walking or at rest, skin changes (atrophic or dry skin, bluish or gray discoloration, lack of hair growth on the legs, shiny skin, non-healing ulcers, erectile dysfunction in men, weak or no pulse in the legs.

During a Raynaud's attack, the affected area typically turns white, and as oxygen fails to reach the extremities, they can turn blue. You may feel tingling or painful throbbing, and the affected area may swell. Symptoms can resolve quickly or may last for hours.

Raynaud's is a condition seen on its own, but also shows up as a "secondary" disease alongside other autoimmune diseases, including Hashimoto's disease, Graves' disease, lupus, Sjögren's Syndrome, scleroderma, and rheumatoid arthritis, among others.

Other conditions that can mask as vascular conditions include musculoskeletal sprain,and hypothyroidism.

In case you do seem to have any of the above signs and symptoms, you may need to consult with a doctor, who can do a proper assessment of your history, physical evaluation of your blood vessels, and if needed blood tests and imaging studies like doppler ultrasound might be needed.

This might help in proper diagnosis and treatment of your condition.

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