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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 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
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?
Resting hr is always btw 118-140bpm. Standing 150-185bpm. Could this be why my knees & feet turn blue w/ red lepard-like spots on the rest of my legs?
Possibly: See your family doctor to find out why your heart is racing so. ...Read more
Biopsy on lip and leg yesterday with 10 spots frozen on face. What are the signs that these may be cancerous? (red hair, blue eyes, fair skin)
Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with
boarders that are irregular
color differences within the same mole
diameter greater than 6mm
also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read more
Hi I have a red blue spot under my knee on the right leg, it doesn't hurt but I have a blue spot on the left leg that hurts, what could they be?
My leg is broken and my friends and I made a homemade splint and cast, but it is turning blue near the spot where the bone broke. It also went numb.
I get bruises on my hands or legs without any injury. Initially they are a little painful and later the pain vanishes and the blue spot disappears?
Easy bruising: Probably hitting something very lightly rather you realize it or not but you can go to the doc and get a work up for easy bruising to be sure there is not a problem. Do you have a problem with periods or gums bleeding or with cuts? If not you are probably ok. ...Read more
I have a very light blue/purple/gray spot on my leg. It is very small. I thought it was a bruise but it does not hurt. Could it be skin cancer?
See your derm:
While skin cancer in a 21 year old is rare, it does occur occasionally. Any new skin lesion or one that is changing should be brought to the attention of your dermatologist.
And remember to protect your skin. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and try to cover up as much as possible when outdoors for prolonged periods of time. ...Read more
I had a baby 6 months ago. About 1 1/2 2months ago I noticed some blue spots behind my knee undernieth where it creases. Should I be concerned?
Varicose Veins: Those blue spots are likely varicosities (varicose veins) that remained after the pregnancy. A big uterus with a baby sometimes compresses on your vena cava and prevents blood from flowing up and out of your legs and so it leads to bulging vessels, unfortunately. Nothing to worry about unless these vessels harden, get red, or get painful. ...Read more
I have 3 blue spots under my skin one on my arm on outer thigh and on buttock they are sore when pressed on been there for years what could they be?
Many things: Acute or sudden blue painful spots can be due to bruising. They can come from systemic issues (like liver, etc), hemaniomas and other things both "bad and not so bad". I would get a further evaluation with more testing. I woul imagine that the fact they have been there for a long time suggests the probably represent nothing serious... Not I would still get them checked out. ...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
Dark blue/purple spot similar to bruise on inside arch of foot. No pain when touched or in arch at all, slight pain in heel. Worked 70 hrs last week?
Pressure: Could just be from the shoes or boots you are wearing and then the amount of time on your feet. Now rest those feet and if does not resolve timely. See your doctor. ...Read more
My son (6mos) 's left leg turns purple when crying loudly, after he stops it will be normal again but spots will left on his leg, should I worried?
Diagnosis needed: Diagnosis is needed. Some dark spots are easy to identify and come with age. Others, represent a skin condition, such as melasma, which would require seeking the help of a dermatologist for treatments. ...Read more
No: A few spots of this kind are not a concern. A platelet disorder will cause thousands of them. ...Read more
Dark spots: Any injury or inflammation of the skin can cause a discoloration. The degree of discoloration is related to the nature of the injury, burn or scrape, and the natural color of the skin. Dark skin is more prone to discoloration than light. The darkness is also related to how much sun you get on those areas. Avoid the sun, and use Hydrocortisone and a bleach cream. It will be very slow. ...Read more
Means something: "the biggest mistakes don't come from not knowing. They come from not looking" (artur balin, M.D., dermatologist)....We just don't know without being able to look. ...Read more
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Stasis dermatitis: This could be small drops f blood in skin. This can come from varicose veins. If however they are of recent onset they could represent a condition called vasculitis which is an allergic reaction to a drug, or possible underlying infection. Either way see a doctor for evaluation. It is difficult to remove the color of changes from varicose veins. ...Read more
I have 3 spots on my leg that showed up around three years ago. Every year it itches & turns red for a few weeks?
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