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What causes purple ankles

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Lullove
19 years experience Podiatry
Brusing: The normal process by which a bruise heals is through the reabsorption of the hemoglobin from the injury. The varying colors is the breakdown of heme ... Read More
Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
Bleeding: You bled inside.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ecchymosis.: Ecchymosis is the medical term for "black and blue". Purple and green are common as well, as the used blood by-products rise to the skin. It will go ... Read More

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. VIMAL Reddy
20 years experience Podiatry
Fractures / vascular: The purple color may be indicative of stress fractures, but it also sound s like you may have a vascular issue going on here. Many factors such as yo ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Get it evaluated now: This requires immediate evaluation. It is impossible to offer specific advice without being able to visualize the rash and swelling. However, some cau ... Read More
Dr. Ann Holland
28 years experience Podiatry
Get physical exam: Rashes and skin discolorations are the result of many diseases, medications, and conditions. You must be evaluated by medical doctor for this problem. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
43 years experience Podiatry
Several reasons: Other than trauma, the first thing that comes to mind is venous insufficiency, where the valves of the deep leg veins become incompetent, causing the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Purple Foot: Poor blood circulation, which can occur on its own or as part of other conditions such as diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. Your arteries and ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Probably OK: it is probably benign hemangioma . You can check it out with the dermatologist.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible circ issue: There may be a circulation problem in the lower legs. Speak to doctor. The patient, family and doctor need to decide what to do. A vascular consult c ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
See a dermatologist: Need to examine this to determine cause. Go and be seen. Get better soon.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
24 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: To name a few co-morbidities that are at play: chf, venous stasis, dependent edema, neuropathy, auto-immune ties in with chronic diarrhea +- reynaud' ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Abnormalities : You need to get an immediate the exam with a physician this could be something serious like a blood clot in your leg seek immediate medical attention
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