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Causes Of Purple Spots On Thighs
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
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
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
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
Just noticed, Small purple spots around a few day old mosquito bite, not itchy, on my outer thigh. Could this be from scratching?
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
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
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
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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