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My wife has purple spot on skin on her thigh and calves. What are the causes and what is the treatment?

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

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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?

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

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What are the blue/purple spots on my inner thigh?

Purple spots: Could be dilated small blood vessels but cannot be sure
if new, you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Reddish/purple spots in a cluster on thigh. No itching and does not hurt when you press on it. What could it be?

Reddish/purple spots in a cluster on thigh. No itching and does not hurt when you press on it. What could it be?

Irritation: Some kind of topical (touch) reaction to clothes, creams, sweat, etc. Watch carefully if spreads speak to your doc. ...Read more

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1 Cluster of 5-6 petechiae spots appeared on my thigh. Was red, then purple, now back to red. Can I wait on this or should I have it seen?

1 Cluster of 5-6 petechiae spots appeared on my thigh. Was red, then purple, now back to red. Can I wait on this or should I have it seen?

Wait: You can closely monitor this for a few days if indeed this is the only area involved. Possibly a bug bite which can cause a localized petechial rash at times. Also assuming no other unusual bruising or bleeding is present such as bloody noses and no fever or feeling of illness. If all is well other than the spot, monitor and see what happens. ...Read more

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Red purple spots clustered on my right upper thigh. Appeared within an hour and is the second time in a couple of months it has appeared? NKA or meds

Red purple spots clustered on my right upper thigh. Appeared within an hour and is the second time in a couple of months it has appeared? NKA or meds

Exam needed: These will have to be inspected by a physician to be sure, but they may be ruptured skin capillaries from some sort of pressure or injury to this area. If they begin appearing elsewhere things like blood dyscrasias or vasculitis would be suspected. If they remain localized, they will gradually fade after 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Red/purple spots on thigh, clustered closely together, covering large area, long streaks. Had very similar rash before several times over the years.?

Red/purple spots on thigh, clustered closely together, covering large area, long streaks. Had very similar rash before several times over the years.?

Exam needed: Such an eruption could be due to inflammation of tiny blood vessels (vasculitis) which may be caused by an autoimmune disorder or leakage of blood from capillaries (petechiae) seen with low platelets, for example. Your physician or dermatologist would have to inspect this eruption in order to make a diagnosis and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Tender skin on my leg that starts to itch, thn turns to bright purple spots all up my thigh with deep black bruising. What is it?

Tender skin on my leg that starts to itch, thn turns to bright purple spots all up my thigh with deep black bruising. What is it?

See a doctor: The pain and bruising concern me. Please see a doctor for an examination and appropriate testing. ...Read more

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I wrapped my thighs in plastic wrap overnight. Now I have purple spots all over my thighs like burst blood vessels. Is there something I can do?

I wrapped my thighs in plastic wrap overnight. Now I have purple spots all over my thighs like burst blood vessels. Is there something I can do?

Relax. It will fade.: Most likely because of pressure you developed bruises. It will change colors and finally will fade away. It should stay painless and should not turn red. These are signs of possible infection. If thatvhappensbthen you have to see a doctor. Otherwise don't worry. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have a purple spot on my upper thigh, it started off tiny a few days ago and it has now gotten bigger, about the size of an almond?

You should: See about this but it "sounds like" a bruise with a "hematoma" (collection of blood below the skin)!
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Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I am experiencing a big spot on my thigh it is dark purple and red dots clumped up together no pain or anything I'm on depo what could this be?

I am experiencing a big spot on my thigh it is dark purple and red dots clumped up together no pain or anything I'm on depo what could this be?

Needs to be seen: It is impossible to say what something you are seeing on your skin is without being able to see it. New dark purple makes one think of bruise; however, there are other possibilities such as purpura and that can't be determined from your short question. I would advise you have either a virtual or in person appointment to address your concerns. ...Read more

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I woke up with a very large purple spot on my thigh and it look like a bruise but does not hurt?

I woke up with a very large purple spot on my thigh and it look like a bruise but does not hurt?

Probably a bruise: You could have bumped the leg and this is the result- an ecchymosis. Not all bruises are painful. If the discoloration does not go away, then a biopsy may be necessary. Good luck! ...Read more

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Purple/red pea sized spot In groin area between vagina and thigh. Not sore. Is it bad?

Purple/red pea sized spot In groin area between vagina and thigh. Not sore. Is it bad?

Try hot compresses: Most likely not. Could be an ingrown hair or an inflamed gland. Please try using hot compresses- hot washcloth applied for 15 min, 3x/day for 2-3 days to see if this gets better. If growing or worse, needs doctor evaluation. ...Read more

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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 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?

Need 2 see 2 comment: Please submit more details for proper analysis of your question. Usually, skin lesions need to be seen by a docotr to be properly diagnosed, so that a cause can be ascribed to them and a treatment plan devised. ...Read more

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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 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?

Be seen: Skin changes are usually not associated with problems inside the knee itself, so it is probably unrelated to your " bad knees". There are a number of potential causes. I would not hesitate to be seen to have it diagnosed. ...Read more

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Just noticed these red/purplish spots in a cluster on my thigh. They don't hurt or itch. The rest of my body is very itchy but that could be dry skin.

Just noticed these red/purplish spots in a cluster on my thigh. They don't hurt or itch. The rest of my body is very itchy but that could be dry skin.

Have them seen...: Make an appointment to see your doctor. Without seeing the area of concern, it is impossible to give advice that is useful. ...Read more

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Ice pack burn on leg over week ago. Blisters gone. Large dark purple/blk spots. Edges burn constantly. Applying aloe. Painful to walk. Suggestions?

Ice pack burn on leg over week ago. Blisters gone. Large dark purple/blk spots. Edges burn constantly. Applying aloe. Painful to walk. Suggestions?

A blood clot?: Large dark purple spots. Edges burn constantly. Painful to walk. I am concerned you may have a blood clot. I would suggest you see a doctor immediately because blood clots can be very dangerous. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I just noticed a single flat tiny purple spot on the back of my sons leg. It does not hurt him. It almost looks like a tiny purple bruise.?

I just noticed a single flat tiny purple spot on the back of my sons leg. It does not hurt him. It almost looks like a tiny purple bruise.?

It could be a spider: Bite, or another insect bite. It also may be a bruise. If it doesn't resolve on its own, or if he develops more, please take him to his doctor. ...Read more

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I noticed purple spot on my leg and I took blood test. My prothrombin level was 120 (normaly it must be 70-100) how can it effect on my health?

I noticed purple spot on my leg and I took blood test. My prothrombin level was 120 (normaly it must be 70-100) how can it effect on my health?

Not likely: Your "coumadin nurse" or whomever helps you keep range 70-100 should be consulted for advice. They will likely suggest you take 1/2 dose for one evening, as you are not very far from target range. ...Read more

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I have a raised purple spot on my leg which has been there for quite some time now. Around it are rash-like marks and it all itches. Any clues?

I have a raised purple spot on my leg which has been there for quite some time now. Around it are rash-like marks and it all itches. Any clues?

Exam needed: If the discolored lesion is only days old, it could have been an insect bite with some leakage of blood under the skin. The associated itching makes this more likely but the lesion would clear after 10 days or so. Cortisone type ointment would relieve the itch. If this lesion has been present for weeks it's best to have it examined by your physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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A week ago I discovered a purple bruise-like spot on the back of my leg, but its painless. It is almond-shaped, what could it be? Purpura?

A week ago I discovered a purple bruise-like spot on the back of my leg, but its painless. It is almond-shaped, what could it be? Purpura?

Purpura: This is just a fancy word for a bruise or blood in this skin. It can sometimes happened after minor trauma. Unless you are getting a lot of them I would not worry. It should turn yellow and then fade away. ...Read more

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I think I have petechiae. It occur on my left arm now right thigh. Purplish dots only on one spot not scattered. Can you get this from stress/anxiety?

I think I have petechiae. It occur on my left arm now right thigh. Purplish dots only on one spot not scattered. Can you get this from stress/anxiety?

Petichiae: These sound as if they may be ecchymoses (deep bruises with bleeding visible thru skin), but might be something else. Not due to stress or anxiety. See a doctor for more specific diagnosis. ...Read more