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lots of small purple lines on my calf and top of thigh should i be worried

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Probably not: BUT it is unexplained and with the color change, you should have it checked. Get an appointment and meanwhile apply hot compresses to see if it goes ... Read More
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Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Need an exam: It would be necessary to see the area involved to give advice. An online consultation at Health Tap may be helpful. You can upload several images of t ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It is really impossible to give a specific answer without being able to examine the area. Causes can be gi, gyn or musculoskeletal. Have it evaluated.
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Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Plantares : Plantares tendon rupture. Back off training, heat and nsaidsand slow return as tol to full activity. To be sure see an ortho.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
You didn't tell us: where you live? Can re-ask and provide us that piece of info. Are you in a warm climate?
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
See your Dr: Make an appointment with your primary care provider to evaluate unintended weight loss and the skin abnormality asap to see what is going on. They wil ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
A bruise: It is what you called it. The white lines probably reflect fascial bands in the tissue. Give it time to heal by itself. For good health - Have a diet ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Your description suggests v ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Skin spots: These may be petechiae which are caused by leakage of blood from capillaries in the skin. These can be due to minor trauma, taking aspirin or Aleve, ( ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
37 years experience Family Medicine
Infection?: It might help to upload a picture of this if you can. Infections can spread up the lymphatic vessels. This is usually more linear. Linear groupings of ... Read More

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