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Cancer Bruises On Legs
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
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
I was biopsied for uterine cancer now I am finding bruising in odd places like right next to my pelvic region on my upper inner leg, what's going on?
Check with your doc:
Most likely it is not related to you biopsy
you could be having low platelet or condition that will make you bruise easy
so it will be a good idea if you are taking aspirin
stop it or if you are taking any blood thinner stop it and check with your doctor
some vitamin and supplement could cause bleeding like vitamin E for example
check with your doctor any way for a good peace of mind ...Read more
I have trouble swallowing. Ent discovered abnormal adenoid tissue growth. I've got petechiae on my legs and chest, and I'm bruising easily. Cancer?
Normal CBC, spontaneous small bruises on legs, burning nodules that leave skin dents/fat loss, ELISA ANA neg, specific antibodies neg - blood cancer?
GF is fatigued w/ SOB, chest pain, joint pain, bruises/petechiae on arms &legs. I've been doing research &idont want to jump to conclusions but cancer??
2007 mastectomy w/reconstruction. Sudden swelling left breast arm neck and bottom of rib bruises on right leg. Breast MRI ruled out breast cancer?
52yr old f, unexplained bruising on arms, legs, small lumps under bruises, has hyperthyroidism taking eltroxin, breast cancer survivor, no known conditions?
Palpable&tender lymph nodes (armpits), left leg:tender warm spot thigh, mild weakness, left shoulder:ache, shortness of breath. Ck level 195. Cancer?
Seek a Consultation..:
Be safe and go get check out by your PCP/specialist if you have this worry so you can be put at ease. Feel Well! ...Read more
I've had this bruise on my thigh for at least two months, and it still hasn't healed. Could it be skin cancer?
Traveled all June noticed bruises behind thigh. Noticed one today on side thigh. Family cancer history. CBC done in May platelets at 229. Help?
On left knee- inner, fatty part- I have several large bean size moveable, tender lumps. Conditions that could cause this? Cancer? Begnin cysts?
Yes, all of the abov: Asking same question daily would not help you and also wastes physician time. A visit to a doctor's office is the only solution to your concerns, so go see one please! ...Read more
Tiny (1 cm) painless bump, barely raised, on center of patella. Moves slightly under skin, is not tender. Does bone cancer present this way? Worried
Not likely: Bone sarcomas or metastatic lesions rarely present in this fashion. A painless bump that moves most likely is not cancer. Especially in the patella, this would be extremely unusual to get cancer there, I don't think you have to be worried about a lesion in front of your patella. ...Read more
Lymph nodes (left-thigh&groin)extremely tender. Feeling pressure llq, awaiting insurance. W/endometrial lining 2.1cm is cancer poss.? Or poss. Infx?
Elongated, olive sized lump on inner left thigh near groin. Can pinch with fingers. Slightly tender, not painful. Not STI, recently tested. Cancer?
Lymph glands: These are regional strainers of the body fluids (not blood) that pass within and between your tissues. Their location points to what they work with. Groin nodes sift through the fluids in your leg. Bug bites, a rash, skin infections, on the involved leg will trigger growth in these glands that lasts weeks until the trigger fades. Increasing pain or color changes signal likely infection. ...Read more
Hard to know: Without an exam it is hard to answer your question. It is concerning when moles change - change in size, color, become irregularly shaped, itch, bleed. Most moles are relatively easy to remove and test. Please see your primary doctor or a surgeon to see if this needs to be removed and tested. ...Read more
No data: Probably not though.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: I wish they were all this easy to answer. ...Read more
Mole: Any mole that is changing size, color, or shape should be evaluated for a potential by a board certified dermatologist. ...Read more
I have cold flu problem and left leg and left armpit swell always! Please help. Is it cancer, what to do?
See your doc: I'm afraid we can't help you online. You need a good physical exam and maybe some tests. Try to see your doc ASAP. Hope it's nothing serious. ...Read more
I have had a skin pigment on my leg for 2 years and had grown and got darker. Is it skin cancer or melanoma?
ABCDEs: 21 year old lady with pigmented skin lesion. I suggest you visit a dermatologist. Are you fair skinned? Family history of melanoma? These are risk factors. Physicians examine and look for Asymmetry of the lesion, the Borders, the Color and Diameter, Evolution of the lesion. Lesions can be biopsied and pathologically examined under microscope. May just be a "sunspot" or pigmented macule/nevus. ...Read more
3Yr old has leg (shin) pain usually in one leg on and off for over a year could this be serious? Is this a symptom of cancer? : (
More information...: The question you have asked just raises more questions for me for a medical opinion. That is always a sign that the issue should be discussed with your child's pediatrician. Is the pain only at night? Does it affect ability to walk? Is there swelling? Growing pains are common in kids BUT that can't be diagnosed without more information. See the pediatrician :) ...Read more
Why is biopsy needed for discolouration and swelling of lower leg that has nodules under the skin? How much chance that it might be cancer?
To determine its cau: There could be many causes of these lesions. A biopsy can define what it is. ...Read more