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i have a purple spot on my leg

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam needed: If the discolored lesion is only days old, it could have been an insect bite with some leakage of blood under the skin. The associated itching makes t ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
On other forum: You posted your question on our free, public, informational forum... where diagnoses, medical advice, or medical care are not given. Try a private con ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Bruise: If you get more lesions see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. It will probably go away on its own.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Watch and wait: If you get more bruises, it ulcerates, becomes a nodule, you get fever or lose weight, see a doctor.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not likely: Your "coumadin nurse" or whomever helps you keep range 70-100 should be consulted for advice. They will likely suggest you take 1/2 dose for one eveni ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: You need to have these skin lesions examined. You may need to biopsy them. See the doctor
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Needs to be checked: It needs to be checked to say what it may be, see your doctor or a dermatologist to find what that spot is.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
See doctor: Purple spots may be indicative of an illness called idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001562/#adam_000 ... Read More
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A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Rash: It could be rash from insect bite or scratch, bruise or may be rash of unknown reason, as long as it is not spreading and causing any other symptoms l ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Bruise from minor tr: This is a bruise most likely from minor trauma that you were not aware of.
A female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Go see her doctor: Take your mom to see her family doctor who can make the diagnosis. There's not enough information w/o seeing spot so all i can do is speculate which d ... Read More

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