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Black And Blue Spots On Legs
Med eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
I have blue black squiggly lines on foot under the skin. Appeared 3/4 days ago. A larger blue/black spot underside of foot. Ulcer on same ankle.?
Problem: Are you diabetic, ave you had arterial doppler. Looks like you have some vascular issue. ...Read more
I've just found 8 brown/black rough spots on my 56yo caucasian husband's back, leg and arm. Should I be really scared?
Not really.: Would be very unlikely that he has 8 cancers on back. If all look alike and are rough they are likely what we call seborrheic keratoses. They are benign. However, it is possible he has one cancer and it might be one of those lesions - hard to say because I can't see them. Have your doc look at a skin check in the near future to put your mind at ease. See google for the "abcde of skin cancer.". ...Read more
I suddenly have blue spots underneath the surface of my skin. It looks like blood and it is on my leg. What could this be?
SSee derm: Please see your dermatologist asap to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Rash: Usually certain types rash can be bleeding disorder see primary care physician for evaluation ...Read more
Just noticed small black spots on my leg, looks like I sat on a magic marker. Wasn't there last week?
Dermatology: Any "black" spots on your body should be evaluated by a skin specialist. Without a photo it is impossible to diagnose. Please see a dermatologist ASAP. ...Read more
I have two black spots on my leg. I don't know what it is. Doesn't hurt or itch. It grows bigger everyday. I am also in a tropical area at the moment.
Recommend: Dermatological evaluation. Can't diagnose with this info. Take care. ...Read more
Must be visualized: Multiple dermatologic illnesses must be rule out and cannot be diagnosed at all without photo documentation. ...Read more
I have a lower leg problem, but have had no injury, trauma, and surgery. What can cause a number of spots that is red around with blackish center?
I have had these two blue spots on my body for as long as I can remember, one on leg and one on arm. They hurt to the touch and are slightly raised.?
Pilomatrixoma v nevi: This could be several possible conditions but only a biopsy will determine the definitive diagnosis. See a dermatologist to determine if observation or excision is recommended. ...Read more
When I stand for awhile my legs will get blue and red spots and they will inch like crazy what can I do to stop this I had it since I was in high scho?
See Dermatologist: Liver spots are flat, brown-black spots that appear on the skin in sun-exposed areas of the body. They have nothing to do with the liver. The spots are changes in skin color that occur in older skin. The increased color may be due to aging, exposure to the sun or other ultraviolet light, or other unknown causes. A dermatologist can check to see if "dark" spots are still just liver spots. ...Read more
Not sure: My best guess is that the irritation of shaving stimulates the melatonin secretion in your skin causing more pigmentation. But without looking at your spots and even then, it's tough to say for sure. ...Read more
There are black spot formated at the end of hair roots of leg. Black spots are seen on both whole leg. What is cause of this spot. Why it takes place?
Need a photo:
Black spots could be many things, including ingrown hairs, freckles, melanomas, and so on.
To evaluate black spots on your skin it would be very helpful to have a photo. You may wish to consult with a dermatologist by requesting a consult in HealthTap Concierge, where you can attach a photo and get a response from a dermatologist expert who looks at the picture. Good luck ...Read more
Hyperpigmentation: Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which is a darkening of the skin pigment due to increased amounts of melanin, usually occurs during the healing process after the treatment of a skin disease. While most cases of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation disappear on their own after a few weeks, you can speed up the process by using bleaching cream with hydroquinone. ...Read more
I have black spots about three, it looks like moles. Is due to me being overweightand my legs rubbing?
I have had red spots on my legs for 2 weeks. They don't itch but some have started to split open and turn black. Some have spread to under my biceps?
I have a large bite on my leg with lots of small red spots around it. Big bite is black in center, red all around outside, little swollen and sore. What could it be?
Maybe: Skin discoloration can be a sign serious vein problems, usually dark brown, or dark red. These skin lesions can lead to ulceration. You need to have a duplex ultrasound and work up by someone experienced in vein disease. Once treated, many times the skin will become healthy again, and sometimes even become more normal in appearance. ...Read more
I have black spots and pimpels on my hips and also have cellulate problem on hips and legs what should I do?
Plastic: Find plastic surgeon or dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have discoloration really bad on my legs, feet and arms. I'm a brown skinned black women withdark spots on those areas.
I'm a black female and I have ugly bumps on my back and butt I scratch till they bleed I don't mean to little spots on my feet and legs what is it?
African american male with black spots all over body very itchy been there for months worst on legs. What is it can I get it. They get puffy at time?
Without seeing it: It is hard to say. May just be dry skin causing itchiness. Puffiness as a result of constant scratching. You can take a histamine eg allegra, claritin, zyrtec, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc for the itch but you may need prescription for topical steroids from your physician. Otc ones may not be strong enough, but you can certainly try. ...Read more
Hi Doc. A few weeks back I noticed red rashes on my legs which were in form of spots and were itchy and hot. They have now turned into black hard spots?
Get checked!: For an answer we need photos and more history. Consider a virtual appointment or see your primary care provider. ...Read more
Tender skin on my leg that starts to itch, thn turns to bright purple spots all up my thigh with deep black bruising. What is it?
See a doctor: The pain and bruising concern me. Please see a doctor for an examination and appropriate testing. ...Read more
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