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ankle and lower leg deep purple

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Legs: He may get a benefit from taking trental (pentoxifylline). See your dermatologist to find out the best treatment.
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities.: Some causes of discoloration of the skin include trauma , infection, circulatory disease, and medication side effects. Have it evaluated by a profes ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Junglas
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibilities.: While the description sounds like a resolving bruise, I wonder why you are bruising if you had no trauma? It would be good to have a primary care doc ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to diagnose: unless visualized and touched. Please visit a healthcare provider as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Ischemia vs neuropat: Ischemia refers to lack of or inadequate blood flow. Peripheral vascular (or arterial) disease refers to poor circulation to legs such that they can h ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Possibly: compartment syndrome presents primarily as pain particularly when muscle group is placed on stretch, often neurologic symptoms are seen in conjunction ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
13 years experience Pain Management
Shin splint: Or stress fracture or nerve pain. If you're an athlete the top two conditions are more likely. If not, nerve pain is. At any rate see a pain physician ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Blood thinners: Most dvts of the legs are treated with blood thinners for at least 3 months, depending on their presumed cause. If the DVT exists higher up in the pel ... Read More
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Dr. Ted King
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Blood thinners: It depends, to some extent, on where the clot is. It is possible to have a deep vein thrombosis that is so far down the leg, is so small, and is in su ... Read More
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