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what causes my legs to be red and purple splotchy

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Bruise: Recent childbirth???? Tender? Not internal bleeding. Not blood clot.

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Skudder
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Maybe: Several possible causes. From circulation view maybe venous disease. Causes swelling, and purplish color for some patients, heavy, tired, aching, some ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
See MD: You need to be seen to establish what is going on. I do not understand where on your legs the redness and "rock hard lump " are. Trauma comes to min ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
I have been told: that SPIDERS bite in a "row" as they rapidly crawl across the skin...... Possible??? Hope this helps! Dr Z
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 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
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Are your legs swolle: Do you have swollen legs? Are you very heavy? Any trouble with veins? Suggest you see a dermatologist.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Skin polyp?: I would have your physician have you see a dermatologist to clarify the diagnosis.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: I would certainly recommend you be seen. Among potential considerations such as arterial insufficiency, or potentially inflammatory or infectious cau ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Wish I know: It can be an insect bite or from ruptured varicose veins. But without a picture and more details, it is just a guess.
A male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Vasomotor: mechanism appears to be sustained some damage in the affected area to push blood up upon changing position.

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