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Causes Of Purple Spots On Knees
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Small purple spots on knees. No swelling or hurting or itching was in the sun all day. I drank water and wore sunblock. Could it still be from sun?
Yes, could be: You may missed to put the sunblock on those areas. ...Read more
Knees: More than likely you knelt on something that caused small bruises on your knees. If you have this no other place on your body and have no other symptoms I would not worry about it. If it starts spreading then you should get it checked. ...Read more
I suffer with bad knees and knee pain and now I have a purple patch on the back of my leg and I get hot spots allover my legs..why and what is it?
I have dark red/purple spots on my thighs knee & feet. Not always there, but mostly at night & i also bruise very easy. Do u know what this could be?
Ecchymosis (Bruise): It sounds like you are describing easy bruising. This is almost always abnormal in someone 31 yrs old. You need to have this checked out and have testing done to find out why you are experiencing this problem. There are many causes for easy bruising. Some causes are relatively benign, but some are very serious. Get it checked out. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Very small purple bruises like blood spots on back of knee, quite itchy. Could it be an insect bite as i have been cutting in bushes?
Itchy spots: It could be but if symptoms persist or worsen get examined ...Read more
I'm having a bad reaxn to Diflucan (fluconazole) inc. rash on face (brown sun spots peeling off) legs have red/purple spot w/severe knee/ankle pain. Could be yeast?
Allergic reaction: With such severe symptoms you should go to the ER. Go now. DrG ...Read more
Needs to be checked:
It is hard for us to tell you what it may be without more information and visual examination
Since it is increasing in size I suggest have it checked by your Doctor
It may be a resolving hematoma(collection of clotted blood) or a bite by an insect or something else or an infection ...Read more
Hello Dr. Allan, I woke up worried today because I noticed a purple spot on my knee that doesn't hurt or itch. I also get chest pains.
I have a light purple/pink spot on the skin of my knee cap It sometimes itches scratching makes white crust to come off it and it sometimes weeps too
Sounds like LSC: Lichen simplex chronicus is the thickening of your skin after chronic itching and scratching. If you scratch hard enough you can cause weeping and even secondary infection. Try aquaphor and AM lactam to reduce itching and help healing. Sometimes you may need prescription strength cordran tape to help from derm. ...Read more
Dark purple spot on front of knee with tiny hard bump under it. Did not hit it and it isn't a bite. Is it a sign of a dvt?
The deep veins do not run in the area you describe.
Purple is frequently a bruise-?
Any other illnesses or bruising tendency?
Commonly we forget a minor trauma? ...Read more
A purple/pink spot on the skin of my knee cap It's been there for years Sometimes itches heavy scratching makes it weep and white dead skin comes off?
See dermatologist: Most likely a psoriatic patch BUT if it is enlarging or weeping more definitely see a skin doctor. ...Read more
13 year old girl gets splotchy legs when she is standing. Red hot spots on her knees and calves that itch and purplish darker patches. What is this?
Light pain in the right leg, no swelling, redness and no purplish. Just small swelling behind the knee and blazing in that spot. Can it be thrombosis?
My mother has a big black purple ish spot on her leg. I don't think its a bruise. I remember my friend said to ask a docotor cause it might be a clot?
Go see her doctor: Take your mom to see her family doctor who can make the diagnosis. There's not enough information w/o seeing spot so all i can do is speculate which does you/her no good. Be sure to bring in all medications (prescription ; over-the-counter) as well as dietary supplements eg herbs, pills, powders, etc, as spot may be a drug-drug-supplement interaction. ...Read more
Recently appeared 3 small darker spots on my right knee and one near my breast what might have caused it?
Hard to say: Hard to say without a picture & more information. Any itching or soreness? Had them before - do they come & go? Other family members have it? So far, it does seem serious Please get back to us with more info. Hope that helps. ...Read more
What are likely causes of mild/moderate knee/lower leg pain only present when running, no swell/tenderness, pain changes spots, pain stops after run?
Shin splints likely: Make sure you are wearing a reasonable running shoe that fits well. A sudden increase in distance and/or running intensity can harken shin splints which is really just an overuse injury. The treatment is to decrease your intensity/distance akin to a dimmer switch to just below the threshold where symptoms develop. If pain persists for much longer, seek an orthopaedic evaluation. ...Read more
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
My son (6mos) 's left leg turns purple when crying loudly, after he stops it will be normal again but spots will left on his leg, should I worried?
I have had an intermittent sensation of a cold, wet spot just below my left knee, on the outer side. Not actually wet, just feels that way. Causes?
Sensation: When people describe things with warm or cold or wet or burning, I usually think about the cause as something neurological in nature, such as a pinched nerve or compressed nerve somewhere. Especially if you have not had any trauma to your knee. Sounds like you need to get an an evaluation from your doctor . ...Read more
Bruises : Leaking of superficial blood vessels.Get a more detailed answer ›
If a cortisone injection is given in the wrong spot in the knee can it cause more pain and stiffness than before.
Not likely: but sometimes it can cause loss of local subcutaneous fat if it spills into it. ...Read more
Can driving 8 hours cause severe calve pain in right leg even if your calcium is normalCausing me to fall up a step? Now knee is purple& painful!
cannot say in your particular case without examining
but, in the textbooks, driving for prolonged periods is the classic cause of blood clots forming in the legs that give changes in circulation/pain/swelling
AND CAN EASILY BREAK OFF, GO TO THE HEART AND LUNGS AND BE FATAL. THEREFORE THIS IS A REASON TO IMMEDIATELY GO TO THE HOSPITAL as a general textbook situation. ...Read more
I get two purple spots on my lower left leg after competitive sports, which i haven't done for 3 years now. Been happening for 2 months. Any ideas?
I have what looks like bruising/discoloration behind my knee, but it's painless. It's a brown color, not purple/blue. What could be the cause?
Ecchymosis: This pigment could be due to breakdown products of red blood cells which stain the skin brownish yellow. Perhaps a tiny capillary or vein ruptured spontaneously and painlessly in the area. This pigment usually fades away gradually over a few weeks. Your physician can advise you further if necessary. ...Read more
Inside my left knee, only in one spot, when i move my leg in bed the sheets cause a severe carpet burn pain, when ever something rubs against?
Most loose body: In the knee , or the bursa in the front of the knee , or on the side of the knee. ...Read more
Shin has been hurting only below knee. Can barely touch it in the spot cause of pain. Been traveling alot... can it be shin splint or something else?
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