Anyone here ever had cellulitis??

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kops2da
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   Posted 9/2/2009 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a raised, swoolen area just above my ankle on my bad leg - it is hurting some and little warm and little red.  I have so many problems with that leg for years so not sure but this feels/looks different!
Should I try to see a doctor before next week - from your experience - or just wait and see - elevate??  Whatever?  I have not had any sores there but was taking 6 MP for 4 months or so. 
ElaineNY
 
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No prescriptions as of yesterday!  Hoping for best and possibly adding other supplements.
 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


Mitzo
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   Posted 9/2/2009 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
No but I have cellulite LOL. Sorry to go OT...
23 years of UC which started after quitting smoking. In and out of flares which are usually triggered by antibiotics. Latest issue is endless diarrhea without blood or mucous.

 


kops2da
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   Posted 9/2/2009 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   

Mitzo - you been in those "happy" pills again?  Cellulite is very serious but I don't mind your "humor"  - we always need that!

ElaineNY


 
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
No prescriptions as of yesterday!  Hoping for best and possibly adding other supplements.
 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


Old Mike
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   Posted 9/2/2009 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Go to the doc. Cellulitis is nothing to mess with, then again.
I thought I had  cellulitis or a spider bite in my leg, wrong it was a PVT peripheral vein thrombosis,
I have had 3 in the past 10 years.
Some people with long standing UC are prone to PVT or worse.
Old Mike

kops2da
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   Posted 9/2/2009 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I do plan on seeing a doctor or my NP - calling tomorrow -may get in before holiday weekend.  I have not had UC long standing but I am obese and very bad osteroarthritis.  ElaineNY

 
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
No prescriptions as of yesterday!  Hoping for best and possibly adding other supplements.
 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


jujub
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   Posted 9/2/2009 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Call your doctor. Those symptoms could also signal a thrombosis, which can be life threatening. And as Mike said, celluliltis is not to be ignored. In the meantime, elevate it. Don't apply heat until you know what's going on. If it's a clot you don't want to get it started moving toward your lungs.
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kops2da
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   Posted 9/2/2009 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   

I did consider blood clot but I don't have any pain except when I apply pressure - however, only a doctor would know for sure.  I will call tomorrow. - Thanks everyone!

ElaineNY


 
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
No prescriptions as of yesterday!  Hoping for best and possibly adding other supplements.
 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


fruitgirl
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   Posted 9/2/2009 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope you figure out what's wrong!
Although I have to admit, I saw cellulite at first too, and giggled (but I didn't know what cellulitis was).
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Current meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, OrthoNovum, multivitamin.


quincy
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   Posted 9/3/2009 3:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Yikes Elaine...call the doc and get it dealt with asap. Cellulitis can be very serious.

Let us know what the doc said.

quincy
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
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kops2da
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   Posted 9/3/2009 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   

Much better this morning.  When I was on prednisone my feet and legs were very swollen and this seems like some leftovers.  All my joints are aching also.  I am considering waiting until Tuesday and with the holiday weekend I don't believe I would get very good care unless emergency!  My feet are pretty good this morning considering what they were and that spot on my leg not warm today or hurting.

As far as UC goes - no problems this week - tiny blood and mucous but only two BM's every morning with few cramps. I tried Cortifoam or Anusol every other day for a week and ended up with same side effects - swelling inside and out so stopped that. I see NP the 16th and Albany specialist October 8.

 I know UC is there but can "live with it"  I would love the prednisone BACK!!

  Just very tired and hurting from arthritis!!

ElaineNY


 
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
No prescriptions as of yesterday!  Hoping for best and possibly adding other supplements.
 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


linc lassie uk
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   Posted 9/3/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
hi i had something very similar painful red patches on lower leg the docs said it was erythema nodosum
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