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Bruise on top of foot last week happened to other side. Tender and looks like on the veins. Some bruising on legs too. What could cause this?

Bruise on top of foot last week happened to other side. Tender and looks like on the veins. Some bruising on legs too. What could cause this?

Need to know more: without knowing your medical history , meds on, if injured or examining you it is difficult to answer. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Are lines of bruises on the left leg a sign of anything? 

Are lines of bruises on the left leg a sign of anything? 

Some trauma?: Bruises are from blood leaking out of capillaries (tiny blood vessels) in the skin. Having bruises means there was trauma to the area. If there was no trauma, the bruises mean either the blood vessels are abnormally fragile and break easily, there are too few platelets to help blood clot, or the blood is "thin" and not clotting fast enough. A doctor's evaluation may be needed to figure things out. ...Read more

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What causes petechiae on both legs all of a sudden?

What causes petechiae on both legs all of a sudden?

Could be low plts: Individuals with itp or other causes of decreased platelets can develop small red dots on the dependent portions of their legs (also known as petechiae). See your physician to determine if low platelets are the problem and why they may be low. ...Read more

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What causes brown spots on the heels of feet?

What causes brown spots on the heels of feet?

Aging spots: These are typical normal aging spots located on the bottom due to small blood vessel capillary trauma over time. This is usually prevalent with diabetics, etc... If the spots are new and or itch or become raised, you need to see your podiatrist right away. ...Read more

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Bruising without any apparent injury. One on buttock very tender and bluish green one on back of forearm reddish brown. What causes this.

Bruising without any apparent injury. One on buttock very tender and bluish green one on back of forearm reddish brown. What causes this.

See your doctor: Unexplained bruising may represent a serious condition such as anemia or a clotting disorder. See your doctor asap for further evaluation including some blood tests. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dark bruises on extremities of diabetics?

What are the causes of dark bruises on extremities of diabetics?

Acanthosis nigricans: Sometimes dark spots appear on the extremities of ppl with dm. Most of the time, these are actually called acanthosis nigricans (not traditional bruises). It is associated with Insulin resistance. Insulin spillover into the skin. The high Insulin concentrations probably activate growth factor receptors that drive the proliferation of keratinocytes and melanocytes (dark skin cells). ...Read more

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What could cause small dark bruises to recur in the same spots on r knee. Also have pain and bulging veins on back of same knee and tickling on shin.

What could cause small dark bruises to recur in the same spots on r knee. Also have pain and bulging veins on back of same knee and tickling on shin.

Varicose Veins: Although you need an exam to 100% sure, it sounds like you have varicose veins. Varicose veins are defective veins that hold abnormal amounts of blood and bulge out and bleed leading to bruises. These are very easily treated with a short same-day office procedure and it is almost always covered by health insurance. Vascular surgeons and other doctors specializing in phlebology can treat you. ...Read more

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What would cause several varicose veins to suddenly appear on legs? Also have sudden onset of patches of spider veins around ankles

What would cause several varicose veins to suddenly appear on legs? Also have sudden onset of patches of spider veins around ankles

Unhealthy valves: Varicose veins can appear at any time in life.They are caused by unhealthy valves in the veinsThrse valves can leak and blood falls back due to incompetency and gravity makes blood gathered in the veins and they get to be seen bulging and engorged.Spider veins are varicosity in smaller superficial veins.These can run in families,so there is genetic predisposition here. ...Read more

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Bruises soreness dark patches small sores and spiderveins on legs. What could be the cause?

Bruises soreness dark patches small sores and spiderveins on legs. What could be the cause?

Bruises: Not sure the spider veins and bruises are directly related. If bruise easily without any known trauma may relate to medication such as aspirin. Suggest md evaluation to check platelet count and possible workup for vasculitis. ...Read more

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Possible causes of rash on top of my foot?

Possible causes of rash on top of my foot?

Many causes: Determining the cause of a rash on the top of your foot is difficult with a physical examination and history. However, some common causes of a rash on the top of the foot are contact dermititis, athlete's foot, insect bite or allergic reaction. Topical steroid creams are effective in most cases. Sometimes oral medications are needed as well. ...Read more

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Cause of painful veins on top of both hands?

Cause of painful veins on top of both hands?

Thrombophlebitis: Painful veins can be the result of thrombophlebitis. This is an inflammation of your veins most likely the result of a clot. Sometimes it will progress and become infected. Using oral anti-inflammatories and warm heat packs will help alleviate the symptoms. If they persist see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Causes of itchy skin on front shins and forearms?

Causes of itchy skin on front shins and forearms?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of bumps on the top of my knee?

What are possible causes of bumps on the top of my knee?

Nodules or bursae: Nodules can be soft and full of fluid ie bursae or hard and firm and be crystals of uric acid or other forms or cartilage fragments from trauma or with sytemic symptoms could be a manifestation of underlying inflammation in diseases such as rheumaatic fever sarcoidosis or others. ...Read more

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Can a superficial clot on the shin cause pain, tenseness and aches in the calf?

Can a superficial clot on the shin cause pain, tenseness and aches in the calf?

Blood clot: Yes, but you need to have an ultrasound done to rule out deep vein thrombosis which could break off and become a pulmonary embolus, which can kill people. If it hasn't been done yet, and you have a superficial clot, go to an urgent care center or Er for an emergent ultrasound and anti-thrombotic treatment. Usually with blood clots, there is pain, swelling, redness, warmth, and maybe a tender cord ...Read more

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Have cherry angiomas appear on inside of both ankles, on shin , some on calf, over last 4 days , why? Course of action

Have cherry angiomas appear on inside of both ankles, on shin , some on calf, over last 4 days , why? Course of action

Richard: richard, this is difficult to know exactly why you have these new angioms or angiokeratomas. Possibilities include new weight gain with subsequent stasis dermatitis, pigmented purpuric dermatosis, vasculitis (palpable purpura) or even a rare deposition disease such as Fabrys disease. A skin biopsy may be needed to know for sure. ...Read more

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What are causes of purple bumps on side of tongue?

They may be normal: See your dentist for a clinical examination to see if your require treatment. ...Read more

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What arw cause of lumps on forearms biceps and abdomen?

What arw cause of lumps on forearms biceps and abdomen?

Probable Lipomas: You might be desscribing collections of fat cells that occur in lumps, bumps and clusters and are called lipomas or fat tumors. These are benigh and usually of no concern. Ocassionally one will be in the wrong place, get too big or be too unsightly so as to have to be surgically removed. If in doublt, see pcp/dermatologist or other practicioner. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more