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Doctor insights on: Blue Purple Skin On The Back

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Why does my skin tint grey/blue/purple when cold and red when hot?

Why does my skin tint grey/blue/purple when cold and red when hot?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Bruise?: Is it like a bruise? Could be secondary to fall and a bruise, local hematoma. Or have you put heating pad on it or some muscle cream, gel that you reacted to locally? ...Read more

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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?

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

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My penis head is kinda cracked and bottom of it is blue-purple colour. Is this normal?

My penis head is kinda cracked and bottom of it is blue-purple colour. Is this normal?

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

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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. ?

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. ?

Mgt: It may be a contact dermatitis, if it spreads or is associated with other symptoms, medication may be needed. In the meantime, wash the area with a hypoallergenic soap such as Dove. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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I have a patch of blue-ish purple skin below my testicles, between my buttcheeks near my anus?

I have a patch of blue-ish purple skin below my testicles, between my buttcheeks near my anus?

See below: If the area doesn't get larger over time, it is probably a hemangioma (birthmark). If it is tender and feels like a lump, it could be a hemorrhoid. If a birthmark doesn't change and doesn't bother you, leave it alone ...Read more

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I found some obvious small blue/purple veins on my thigh skin, what could it be, is it bad ( I am 16) ?

I found some obvious small blue/purple veins on my thigh skin, what could it be, is it bad ( I am 16) ?

The color of veins: If you are overweight this could be the early signs of stretch marks. If these are just veins and you have not noticed them before then I am at a loss as to what to say. If you have pain, redness or swelling you may wan to see a physician. ...Read more

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I have a very small (pea-sized) green/purple/blue lump under the skin on my arm. It's not painful to touch and has been there for quite along time.

Tough to say: Skin lesions are very difficult to diagnose over the computer. Most skin conditions are benign, but the best advice for you is to have it examined in person by a provider to assure all is well and get it properly diagnosed and assessed. best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

See an OB/GYN: Without exam have no way to diagnose or suggest. Herpes without pain or tenderness would be very unusual. Perhaps you have a yeast infection, but this too should be manifest by tender inflammation. See somebody who is experienced. ...Read more

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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?

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