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Blue Purple Skin On The Back
Skin rainbow: Most likely these color changes are due to the vascular response (blood vessles) in the skin. When we are hot, the vessles dialate so more blood can flow thru and release heat to the environemnt. Its one of natures way of cooling us down. The more blood in the skin the redder it will look. The opposite happens when it is cold, the vessles constrict and you can get that blue/grey hue. ...Read more
I got a cut back in my rear and it healed, but the skin has been purple red ever since! should I sit?
Try it: If it is not painful to sit then certainly do so. You may just simply have a scar from the injury. ...Read more
My 1 1/2 month old has a squishy purple looking bump on the back of his head. It's been there since he was born. What could it be?
A birthmark!: It is a capillary hemangioma . They are benign tumors that tend to grow but will resolve in time . The color will fade first and the hemangioma will shrink and disappear in due time .Just be careful when combing his hair cause it can irritate the birthmark, if you will take pictures to keep track of it. ...Read more
I had a bad fall and my lower back locked on me. Now I have purple, reddish spots on skin in the same place it's locked. What is that?
Toes go cold&blue/purple when i sit down but return to normal when i stand up/walk for abit. Skin around toes doesn't heal well either.What'stheproblem?
Vasospasm: This is probably due to some degree of cold intolerance causing peripheral vasospasm or vasoconstriction. As you stimulate the peripheral circulation by walking around the circulation to your toes improves. If you have any other concerns about this observation, consult a vascular surgeon who will check your arteries and veins in your lower extremities. ...Read more
I don't know: What you are describing, but any cracking in the head of the penis would be abnormal. If you're concerned you should let your doctor examine the problem at your next visit. No way to tell without looking at the problem. ...Read more
My daughter had pointed out these reddish purple spots on the back of my head that were never there before. Not itchy or raised up. ?
When i pull my foreskin back in the bath when its softed it ok till i get hard and my head got purple and feels like it burning any anwsers?
Maybe phimosis?: You may have a condition called phimosis--the foreskin is too tight forming a ring around the head (glans penis) during an erection. Because it isa too tight, blood does not circulate normally and thus can cause symptoms you mentioned. This is treatable. I recommend seeing doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more
Pea size bump under skin was sore for couple weeks.never bothered me before. Yesterday it reduced size and I have purple/blue color 2 inches around it?
Did it get: Traumatized. Usually purple/bluish discoloration is suggestive of a bruise, or trauma to the local small bloood vessells that leads to blood leaking around the area. If you are really worried about the area, consider having a doctor taking a look at it. It may just very well be a superficial cyst that was inflamed and has some localized bruising, but hard to say without seeing it myself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I found some obvious small blue/purple veins on my thigh skin, what could it be, is it bad ( I am 16) ?
21 mo; foster boy;head of penis seems purple/blue w/dark red rim;no known trauma; foster, so hx unknown; could it be just undertones to fair skin?
Best to see: pediatrician for absolute diagnosisGet a more detailed answer ›
I have these bumps that look like huge pimples but when i try and pop them i can feel them move under my skin and they turn blue/purple what r they?
Your Mother says:: Do not pop your pimples. Do not squeeze them. Do not pick at them. Do you want scars and damaged skin from acne? Please please get some real medical advice and learn how to care for your skin so that the acne can heal appropriately and you do not have life long scars to deal with. And, in your specific case it sounds like there is worse infection happening. Please see a doctor asap. ...Read more
The skin on my nose has changed in colour to a bruise like purple/blue. I have also noticed my septum is leaning to one side.
I developed a blister on my back a few days ago, the middle has a dark purple/black color and the rest is skin color but a bit red. What is this?
Why is my vagina red on the outside of the skin and my clit is a blue/purple color? I see a bump under my clit, but there's no pain anywhere. Herpes?
My 1 year old entire head of penis is a deep blue/purple color&his meatus is a bright red color.Hes circumsised. Nothing around it to cut circulation?
My vagina looks red on the outside skin and my clit is purple/blue and i see a bump under my clit. What does this sound like? Herpes? No pain anywhere
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I have a small pea size lump under skin behind my knee on crease of back of leg. It has been itching. Now it is purple/red from me scratching it?
A little more info: If it is movable and just under the skin, it can b a small inclusion cysts not originating from the knee. Ur scratching has caused the changes u describe. U should c an ortho surgeon 2 have it evaluated & perhaps excision if u can't keep ur hands away from it. It may get infected & cause problems. ...Read more