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Skin color: This an indication of purpura (blood under the skin). As a patient ages, the skin thins, and this can be a normal phenomenon, especially if the patient is on blood thinners, aspirin, nsaids, vitamin E , garlic, fish oil, etc. However, this would not be normal in younger patients. ...Read more
Why when I stick my tongue out to clean it does it turn a bluish colour? Returns to normal afterwards. Otherwise feel very well. Thanks.
Normal: The bluish hue is from a normal heavy network of veins which become more engorged as you protrude your tongue and empty when you relax it. ...Read more
Unusual: Most nodes are deep enough in adults that they are not seen, or color appreciated. Nodes with some venous congestion can be bluish. Melanoma in nodes or other masses can be bluish. If thus is your personal observation, be seen and may need biopsy. Complete history and exam is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bruising: Usually, discoloration like this is due from bruising from injury. The injury doesn't have to be that painful and it could've happened 1-2 days before the bruising appeared. Squatting, strenuous exercise or hamstring strain could possibly do this. If it's happening on the front of both legs, i wouldn't worry about serious things like blood clots. But if persists, have your doc take a look! ...Read more