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Why do blood vessels appear bluish or greenish under the skin?

Why do blood vessels appear bluish or greenish under the skin?

Veins are closer: Veins carry blood that has given up oxygen(and headed to the heart and lungs for more oxygen) and that blood is darker than oxygenated blood in the arteries which are deeper and less visible. ...Read more

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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter ...Read more


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Can melanoma appear under the skin and not on top of it?

Can melanoma appear under the skin and not on top of it?

Melanoma: Melanoma can appear in different internal organs including brain, & eye without any skin involvement. ...Read more

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Red lumps under skin of elbows and a few down the back of forearm?

Red lumps under skin of elbows and a few down the back of forearm?

Rheumatoid Arthritis: If these bumps are non-tender. they may be Rheumatoid nodules. Uric Acid deposits from Gout can give similar bumps. The nodules can be tested by a Dermatologist, to find out what they are. ...Read more

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I have dark patches on my skin some are circles they appear in clusters underarms and under the breast on the ribs and back. What is it?

I have dark patches on my skin some are circles they appear in clusters underarms and under the breast on the ribs and back. What is it?

Too much insulin?: A doctor will need to see your skin problem to confirm this, but your description sounds like acanthosis nigricans. This usually means your body is not responding well to insulin, and may be diabetic or pre-diabetic. Losing weight can help this skin condition, and reduce your chances of developing diabetes, or at least postpone it. ...Read more

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Black dry raised spots on under my eye by the cheek bone area?

Black dry raised spots on under my eye by the cheek bone area?

Keratosis: Most likely these are seborrheic keratoses - elevated, rough overgrowth of the epithelium common in aging. If you are young, they more likely are plugged glands in the skin in which the secretions have become dry, and oxidize on the surface turning grey-black. They can be expressed with a comedone extractor. ...Read more

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2weeks had skin peeling and cracking on penis itches. Now the are two semi Hard nodes on scrodum under the surface of skin and main vein redder?

2weeks had skin peeling and cracking on penis itches. 
Now the are two semi Hard nodes on scrodum under the surface of skin and main vein redder?

Infection? Eczema?: It may simply be a hygiene problem. If you are uncircumcised, washing under the foreskin is a must. Sometimes a rash appears after intercourse which may be related to your partner's yeast. She (and you) may need treatment. Skin diseases such as psoriasis or eczema could also be the problem as could sensitivity to soap. The nodules may well be related to skin issues; have your doc check. ...Read more

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Causes of purple and white mottled skin on the legs?

Causes of purple and white mottled skin on the legs?

Mottled skin : It may be cutis marmorata . A non serious condition characterized by purple and white blotch legs. There are not itchy or painful. A doctor should evaluate to make sure there is no underlying circulation issues. ...Read more

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Small pink spots are appearing under my arm and in my groin area dry skin on top what is this?

Small pink spots are appearing under my arm and in my groin area dry skin on top what is this?

Maybe Candida: Impossible to tell what you have without seeing it an d examining you. The rash you describe, however, could be compatible with a mucocutaneous yeast infection. See your doctor and good luck. Have a happy holiday. ...Read more

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After lots of itching what seems like small blood spots show up under my skin. They are flat and dark purplish. Size: pin dots to small mosquito bites?

After lots of itching what seems like small blood spots show up under my skin. They are flat and dark purplish. Size: pin dots to small mosquito bites?

Cause of itch?: Whatever the cause of the itching, repeated scratching will cause skin spots and lesions as a result. Sometimes moisturizing cream can help. Or calomine lotion if the itching continues. See your doctor if not better in a week. ...Read more

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Injection of methotrexate caused a raised bump under the skin and turned bright yellow?

Injection of methotrexate caused a raised bump under the skin and turned bright yellow?

Methotrexate toxic: Injection of methotrexate caused a raised bump under the skin and turned bright yellow? ANS; So your whole body is yellow or just the bump area. Need reason you are getting methotrexate at your age. If just around bump then most likely bruise going thru color changes as it resolves. Send pictures. I am here for next 3 hours. ...Read more

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Cause for red purple puffy under eye skin area?

Cause for red purple puffy under  eye skin area?

Bug bite, infection: See your doctor if it doesn't resolve by tomorrow. An infection can spread into the actual orbital capsule of the eye. In the meantime, put a warm compress on the area of puffiness. Is it itchy, painful, or is there a discharge? These are things your doctor will need to know. ...Read more

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Are white spots on my skin a from of skin cancer?

Need to see: See your doctor or better yet a dermatologist. Many skin lesions can be white and be normal. A dermatologist can check your skin and help diagnose and treat if necessary. Some causes of white spots include idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis to vitiligo. Skin cancer does not typically present as white spots. ...Read more

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Hi. In addition to White blotches on my palms my lowrr arms is redish except along the veins/arteries. Along them the skin is white.

Pigment loss: This apparent loss of pigment can occur following an inflammatory disorder of the skin in those whitened areas, but if they appeared without prior inflammation, it is consistent with vitiligo. This is an autoimmune disorder for which there are certain treatments. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you. ...Read more

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Small red bumps on both palms and small bits of skin on fingertips especially keep turning white and peeling off, then fingertips look liney and old.

Small red bumps on both palms and small bits of skin on fingertips especially keep turning white and peeling off, then fingertips look liney and old.

Atopic dermatitis: Peeling rash in palms sounds like a varient of eczema. A correct diagnosis will require a complete history , exam and diagnostic test deemed necessary by your primary care provider or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dry red spot appeared on skin by hip, rash covering my body followed. Red, circular, itchy, spots from neck to groin, front and back. Help!

Dry red spot appeared on skin by hip, rash covering my body followed. Red, circular, itchy, spots from neck to groin, front and back. Help!

Rash: Sounds like it could be pityriasis rosea a non dangerous self limiting rash in younger people. Google it and see if it matches. However, you should see a dermatologist to confirm this and to make sure you are not dealing with anything else. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more