A 61-year-old female asked:
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every 2 months my right arm from wrist to elbow turns purple, my dr said if i was on blood thinners that would be answer, but not on blood thinners, dr did blood work red blood count borderline on high platets are fine why is arm doing this?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Arm purple: You don't provide enough details such as presence of associated swelling,coldness,heat,pain, duration of symptoms. Vein pathology causes purplish discoloration. I recommend consulting a vascular surgeon for evaluation and possible testing.
Answered on Mar 10, 2020

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