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i have a dark purple lump on my knee

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Russell Sliker
24 years experience Family Medicine
Skin lesions: Any skin lesion that does not look like the surrounding tissue or is changing in size, color or structure should be looked at by your family physician ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
10 years experience Family Medicine
Evaluation: It is advisable to see a physician since the skin lesion is changing character and increased in number.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A little more info: If it is movable and just under the skin, it can b a small inclusion cysts not originating from the knee. Ur scratching has caused the changes u descr ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hard to know: Sorry, but it is difficult to know what this is without examining or even seeing you. See your doctor for definitive diagnosis and treatment.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Low probability: DVT is a serious condition. The typical location for leg DVT is the back of the knee and the calf. The purple color is worrying me. Please go to you ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
46 years experience Family Medicine
NO: DVT as a rule do not occur on the front of the leg. This pea sized area could be a small node if located on the front of the leg. If there is pain and ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: The deep veins do not run in the area you describe. Purple is frequently a bruise-? Any other illnesses or bruising tendency? Commonly we forget a min ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If you have a: new onset bruise - I wouldn't worry too much. Injuries can occur without us being aware. However, if this does not recede (as a bruise normally does) ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, poor circulation, allergic react ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
24 years experience Urgent Care
Shingles?: Without being able to look at it, i would hesitate to attempt a diagnosis. That being said, if it is painful, and has a "blister" look about it, it c ... Read More
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