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Blue Purple Skin On The Back
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
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 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
See the podiatrist: If you are a runner, this could be be bruising from the toes hitting inside your shoes if you are a smoker, this could be localized blockage to the vessels in the feet that can become serious if you are noticing a coolness and the toes aren't blanching, this could mean loss of circulation and gangrene. Get checked by the podiatrist. ...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) ?
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
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
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 ›
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