Hot feeling in my lower leg!!

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tigersmum Tue 21-Oct-08 15:07:50

Any ideas anyone? It feels like I am pressing up against a radiator every few minutes its a funny hot feeling on the outside of my lower leg just on the one leg. Cant get a docs appointment till Monday is it anything to worry about?

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nigglewiggle Tue 21-Oct-08 15:09:59

Is it swollen or sore? Are you pg or recently delivered?

tigersmum Wed 22-Oct-08 15:27:06

None of the above. It dosnt feel hot to the touch either just the feeling of being very hot. The hot feeling comes and goes and the feeling can last a couple of seconds up to about 20 seconds then its gone again. It happens as soon as I wake up and keeps going all day whether I am walking around or sitting down or whatever. There is no pattern to it at all.

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RubyShivers Wed 22-Oct-08 15:27:40

is there any pain? like a cramping ...

nigglewiggle Wed 22-Oct-08 19:42:46

Oh good. At first it sounded like my symptoms when I had a DVT. Was worried when I hadn't had a reply! Not a medical expert, but worth checking with Dr.

tigersmum Wed 22-Oct-08 21:58:22

No pain just the feeling of warmth in the leg but leg not hot to touch. Thanks for the worry nig, will go to docs on Monday.

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boon Sat 15-Nov-08 17:10:44

Hi there. What was the outcome of this? I got this exact thing a few days before having my son and still have it now 3 days after having him. Its in the bottom of my left leg and comes every so often. Its a feeling of heat but does not feel hot to touch.


nigglewiggle Mon 17-Nov-08 21:42:58

I'd get it checked, just to be sure. Mine was red and swollen at the bottom of my shin and I had a burning sensation when I stood up. No-one really thought I had a DVT but after a week someone finally did a scan and found that I had a clot (DVT) behind my knee. The symptoms in my shin was due to similar problems with the superficial veins there. My symptoms started one day after having my DD2.

Congratulations Boon on the birth of your son grin.

Let me know how you both get on.

Scarfmaker Tue 18-Nov-08 21:01:06

Yes I would say get it checked out asap - same thing happened to me but my pain was in groin area one day after having third child (10 years ago). Turns out a blood clot had worked its way up from my leg to my groin (which hospital told me was probably afterpains).

Three days after birth was at home and getting chest pains and coughed up blood - turned out the clot had gone to my lung and I ended up in hospital for another two weeks on a heparin drip and had to take warfarin for six months.

Docs told me it wasn't uncommon - something like 1 in 100,000 women get a clot during pregnancy or after delivery as blood is a lot thicker then.

It was very scary!

Nat1H Tue 18-Nov-08 21:10:04

Sounds like a nerve problem to me. Have you done any unusual exercise (I mean amount of exercise, not strange exercise!!)
You could have a trapped nerve which is sending strange signals to your brain and making your leg feel hot.
Go to docs and get it checked out.

saggers Thu 27-Nov-08 20:07:11

I have this in my foot. At first I thought I'd stood in some some warm water. I first had this sensation after the birth of DD1. It lasted a couple of weeks, then stopped. I thought it might have been something to do with the epidural(?) I've started having it again, recently. It happens about ten times a day, possibly more. My friend has the same thing, on her thigh. Very weird. Should I go to the drs too?...

saggers Fri 28-Nov-08 21:46:16


nigglewiggle Wed 10-Dec-08 11:32:09

tigersmum, any update?

saggers Sat 13-Dec-08 21:41:59


lilyfair Thu 19-Aug-10 23:32:01

I had the exact same symptoms for almost a month, I checked the internet to find out what it could be and some sites said it could be a blood cloth or a neurological disorder. I got really worried and was going to schedule an appointment when I went to church and had someone pray for me. The symptoms were completely gone the next day, don't belittle the power of Jesus Christ, he really does miracles! He already granted us the cure for all diseases, all we have to do is to accept him as our Saviour and take posession of all the blessings!

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Lynli Sat 21-Aug-10 00:38:21

My DD had this shortly after giving birth. The GP took the temperature of the leg and looked for redness. He gave her anticoagulants just to be on the safe side.

belledechocolatefluffybunny Sat 21-Aug-10 00:47:24

This is a very old thread.

joweddle3 Sun 27-Jul-14 00:21:28

Oh. Mine. Been. Doing. The. Same. Thing

Margaret2426 Thu 06-Sep-18 08:02:42

I have had a warm hot feeling in my shin, and sometimes radiating down under my right foot. I had a stroke 3 months ago, but the doc seems to think its unrelated. I am on perindopril 4mg daily for BP. Was on a statin, but stopped taking it a month ago, thinking this was the problem. Also I am on 75 mg clopidogrel. I have had bloods taken, but nithing showed up. Any ideas... I got another 2 week before I see the doctor again. Its so annoying on times, I cant go on like this. Any thought would be appreciated x

chinglnc Tue 23-Oct-18 19:35:06


I am wondering did anyone hear back from the doctor what the cause might be.

I have the same warm sensation in my left leg (near the calf)- it comes and go and usually last for a few seconds. It has been going on for more than 4 weeks now and it happens almost on a daily basis.

Went to see the doctor and she couldn't give me a definite answer.

I am wondering whether anyone heard a diagnose from a doctor?

Dizzyboat Fri 26-Oct-18 16:27:57

I have exact same thing! It started a week or so ago. I had disc compression in my lower spine last year, and tarlov cysts on bottom of spinal cord. I stay active and am otherwise healthy, so I assume it's a referred nerve sensation that is triggered in the lower back. Odd thing is the same point was used by my acupuncturist to treat my back pain. It is a pathway of some sort.

chinglnc Fri 26-Oct-18 17:29:35

The doctor told me whether I had back pain (which I didn't). Then she said if I had a back pain+warm sensation-then it's probably to do with nerve- so you might be right.

Are you planning to see a GP about it?

Dizzyboat Sat 27-Oct-18 03:39:19

I dont plan to go back to Dr about it. I know I have to keep up with exercise and therapies to minimize spinal decompression. I hope I dont have to have a procedure for the cysts in the future.

Justplainolme Wed 07-Nov-18 01:21:12

Hi!! Did you find out what was wrong with your shin? I have had the same thing going on with me for about a month now.

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