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Purple spots on upper arms

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Purpura ?: Not sure. Dermatological evaluation should be able to diagnose what the lesions is and the possible causes.

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Please keep: looking for the cause. Lots of possibilities Blood sugar? Neurological? Thyroid? Please stay w/your doc but ask about seeing a specialist. Peace ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Dermatologist: I recommend that a dermatologist examine and treat you. I would be concerned about insect bites such as can occur with bed bugs. Another possibility i... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
Moles: Are one of many possibilities. See your doctor for a good exam and diagnosis!
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
See derm: This may be a bruise a drug reaction. See dermatologist for exact cause.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Could be anything: But can't see them over the internet. Probably benign, but if you're concerned, ask your doctor to take a look at them.
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Get is checked pleas: It is difficult to assess without looking at these spots It might be due to pressure on the arm, or due to blood problems resulting in reducing number... Read More
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Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 24 years experience
Benzoyl peroxide: Benzoyl peroxide works well for pimples and hydroquinone and kojic acid work well for the dark spots.
A 70-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Check bruises out: It sounds like those are bruises, or blood vessels that are breaking. Without trauma as a cause, they could be from a bleeding problem from disease (l... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Maybe: Showering that little is unhealthy. Skin bacteria never get effectively cleansed and you become more susceptible to rashes.

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