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Causes Of Purple Spots On My Head
Cheek bite for one: One cause can be a cheek bite that caused bleeding below the tissue, but not enough of a bite to cause a laceration or tear so that the blood leaked out into your mouth. Another reason could be a blue nevus. You should see a dentist to have the spots evaluated and then see if any treatment is needed. ...Read more
I have been itchy all over for a couple of weeks and also have small purple spots under the skin on the thighs, what could cause this?
Several posibilities: Get somebody professional (dentist, doctor) to look at these and give you their impression. Must be seen to be diagnosed. ...Read more
Could low dose asa therapy cause you to bruise more easily and to develop purple spots on skin? I am also on HRT and lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) for hypertension.
Yes: That is a common effect of low dose Aspirin due to the inhibition of blood platelets. If your hypertension is well controlled it can still happen but is more likely if not controlled. As one gets older the skin gets thinner and capillaries get more fragile and tear easier which makes these bruises appear more often. ...Read more
What causes : rapid appearance of brown spots on nose, under eyes, forehead. Feet cold and turn purple, sore breasts, acid reflux, popping joints?
See your doctor: You have too many conditions happening at the same time to be able to address them here, without having a physical examination done by your doctor. It sounds like it's time to be seen for your annual physical, and to address these concerns with her/him. After the exam, s/he will know what other tests to order. You may want to have your vitamin d3, and micronutrient level checked as well. ...Read more
This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
My wife has purple spot on skin on her thigh and calves. What are the causes and what is the treatment?
Angiomas: What may be a small red to purple papule that is a normal finding on most skin. They usually develop in adulthood and have no medical complication. If the spots are sudden and only in one area, have your dermatologist assess the area for your concern. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are several resaons that may cause this. From minor issues to severe medical issues. You need to see your physician asap to have this issue addressed. They can range from vitamin deficiencies all the way to certain cancers. ...Read more
My daughter had pointed out these reddish purple spots on the back of my head that were never there before. Not itchy or raised up.?
Got purple line around lower penis head with white/yellow spots never had sex nor had fore skin removed what is it been there a few months now?
Schmegma: Sounds like the substance that forms in uncircumcised males. Be sure to pull the foreskin back and clean the area with soap and water daily. If this persists after a week you should see a doc. ...Read more
I was trying to squeeze black heads out of my nose and usually my nose just gets read but now there are purple spots almost like bruises how do I treat this so that it will go away?
Leave them alone: Leave the lesions alone so that they can heal. A comedone extractor is sometimes used for this purpose. Squeezing the skin harms it. ...Read more
I have a few deep purple spots around the head of my penis, is this just some kind of period or an std?
See Your Doctor: Unfortunately, it is something that would need to be seen to diagnose. Please see your doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more
I have a purple spot on my right bicep the size of an eraser head. I don't recall hitting it on anything. Doesn't hurt. Been there 3 or 4 days. Ideas?
Unlikely dangerous: Unlikely to be anything to be concerned about if it has only been there a few days. Will likely vanish on it's own. If it persists or worsens, have someone look at it. ...Read more
I received oral from a girl the other day and I noticed the next morning a dark (circular like) purple spot of the head of the penis. Hematoma?
Could be.: If it hurts like a bruise, that's probably what it is. ...Read more
I have a red/purple spot type thing just after where my skin and nipple meat, it's very sore to touch and its not got a head or anything on it?
I had a bad fall and my lower back locked on me. Now I have purple, reddish spots on skin in the same place it's locked. What is that?
Bruise?: Is it like a bruise? Could be secondary to fall and a bruise, local hematoma. Or have you put heating pad on it or some muscle cream, gel that you reacted to locally? ...Read more
I have black purple spots in the tip of my tounge and also on my lower inside of lip. Would like to know why?
Important to check: There is a genetic condition called intestinal polyposis or Peutz Jegher's syndrome. Your age is not mentioned as it often becomes symptomatic in 20s. A colonoscopy is needed for diagnosis, which shows numerous polyps. The pigmented spots on the buccal mucosa are quite characteristic. Ask your PCP for gastroenterology referral. It is important. ...Read more
I washed my nose with a facial rock then it peel off my skin and dry it off now it's heeling but I have purple/dark spots on my nose what should I do?
Wait for 2-4 weeks: Most facial peels take 2-4 weeks for primary healing and another 4-6 weeks for complete healing. The purplish spots are usually benign or indicate blood near the surface. Occasionally they can be more significant indicating conditions like rosacea or skin cancer. Wait at least 4 weeks, but preferably 10 weeks from the peel. If still visible, then see a skin doctor ...Read more
Deep 1" heel cut closed about 3 weeks ago. Wound is mostly pink but some purple and black spots came up below the skin, no pain or disch, is it normal?
Probabely Normal: It is most probabely normal and what you see might be a hematoma (collection of clotted blood)which is slowly resolving ...Read more
I have dark purple blood spots around my pubic area I do shave my pubic hair and have done for a few years. Just wondered what this is any help thanks?
I get purple vaginal spots near my vagina and I get under the skin spots too. What does this mean? Will these mark? How can I get them to stop coming
It would be best: If these lesions were visualized with a history. Right now we would be guessing about what the cause is. Recommend in -person medical assessment for accurate diagnosis and recommendations. ...Read more
Purple black looking two spots in the inner thigh close to stretch marks no bumps looks like under the skin I have put on allot of weight any ideas?
Ruptured vein?: Your spots seem to result from ruptured blood vessels under the skin. Have you had any recent bruising or trauma from athletic activities, or from clothing rubbing? Though unlikely to be a health risk, your medical provider should be able to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
My left jaw and forehead has dark (purple) spots, this has been doing on for 4 weeks. It doesn't itch or pain. It is not flaky either. On simvastatin.?
My 3 year old daughter has been complaining of sore moth she has 2 purple spots on inside of her cheek?
Sore mouth: The purple spots may have been caused by her biting her cheek, but to be sure she should be checked out by her pediatrician ...Read more
My son has purple circular spots in his ear and they r spreading up onto his scalp as time goes by? Help.
See your doc: Describing dermatologic phenomenon is an exercise in futility. I would take him in and have these looked at. There are a number of innocent possibilities, and a few not so innocent, but a trained professional can identify them readily. ...Read more
My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?
Depends: If he has been coughing or vomited recently and every spot is above the nipple line, these spots could be benign coughing peteciae. This you can monitor at home. If not and or any spots extend below the nipple line, it could be something more worrisome. If you are not sure, a visit would help rule out any other issue. ...Read more
I wash my face twice a day. My acne has been bad the past 2 years. I have red & purple spots on my face along with holes & dents. How can I fix it?
Hello, I just noticed today that I have 4-8 circular purple spots on my right ear, but it doesn't hurt & no pain. Should I go to the doctor?
I have dysautonomia, all day today my heart rate is ~56bpm & I have been cold, my skin has red/purple spots. This is the opposite of my usual. Any advice on how to regulate and raise my pulse/ temp?
56=ok: There's nothing wrong with a heart rate of 56 - don't try to change it. I suggest you wear warmer clothing - it will make you more comfortable, probably will make the red/purple spots go away, is free/inexpensive, has no side effects, and won't interact with your other meds. ...Read more
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