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I have blue spots in my legs?

I have blue spots in my legs?

Blue spots: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I am noticing black and blue spots on my legs that appeared suddenly. Should I be concerned?

I am noticing black and blue spots on my legs that appeared suddenly. Should I be concerned?

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

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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.?

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

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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?

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?

Possible vein issue: You may be developing a skin eruption called venous stasis dermatitis, which is the result of poorly functioning veins. An evaluation by a vascular doctor would confirm this. ...Read more

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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)

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)

ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with
asymmetry
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

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Blue spot appeared on my left leg, what is it?

Blue spot appeared on my left leg, what is it?

Bruise: Most likely a bruise, but see your doctor if it does not go away in a few days. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What are the blue/purple spots on my inner thigh?

Purple spots: Could be dilated small blood vessels but cannot be sure
if new, you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How to remove the dark spots in my legs?

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

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Freckle type spots on legs, what are they?

Freckle type spots on legs, what are they?

Lentigos probably: From your description, it sounds like sun spots or lentigos. They often look like large, light tan or brown pigmented freckles. They indicate sun damage and often become more frequent the older you get. ...Read more

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Please describe these spots all over my legs?

Please describe these spots all over my legs?

Skin condition: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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4 yo has 3-5 petichiae spots on leg. Should I be concerned?

4 yo has 3-5 petichiae spots on leg. Should I be concerned?

No: A few spots of this kind are not a concern. A platelet disorder will cause thousands of them. ...Read more

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How do you clear dark spots on your legs from previous sores?

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

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What does it means when you see white like spots on your legs?

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

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What are possible causes of redish brown freckles like spots on my lower leg and ankles?

What are possible causes of redish brown freckles like spots on my lower leg and ankles?

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

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I have a red spots on the inside of my leg. The biggest is 2cm x 1cm and the next is 1x1 and then 2 smaller ones?

I have a red spots on the inside of my leg. The biggest is 2cm x 1cm and the next is 1x1 and then 2 smaller ones?

Not enough info to: Diagnose. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. If they become significantly swollen, hot, tender, have pus, streaking or there is accompanying fever - than recommend eval. ...Read more

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My legs are starting to itch its like a chain reaction when I scratch a certain spot then more spots start to itch?

My legs are starting to itch its like a chain reaction when I scratch a certain spot then more spots start to itch?

Release of histamine: When you scratch an itchy spot the area heats up and more histamine is released by mast cells. This histamine then spreads to surrounding areas and cause more itching. Try instead using a cool pack or ice in plastic bag covered with a towel to cool the area. ...Read more