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Causes Of Purple Spots On Toes
What would cause 2 purple spots on both big toes, in the same area? I thought maybe shoes but I have been wearing sandals.
The symmetry of it: Suggests you are doing something to both feet, perhaps where you are putting your feet, under desk, sure sounds like bruises from something external. If more appear see your doctor ...Read more
I have a purple spot on the bottom of my right foot. I have had it for years with no pain, should this be a cause for concern?
Have a doctor see it: When you are at your next doctor visit ask your doctor to tell you what it is. You need a diagnosis to know if it is anything that needs treatment. ...Read more
Saw? Are they: Still there? If they are show them to a doctor. ...Read more
Quadriplegic developed small red/purple spots on tips and sides of toes. Slightly raised. No pain. Inc in number and spread to other toes. What is it?
Red spots: Difficult to answer without further information. I would seek medical attention as this can be serious. ...Read more
Sometimes my feet randomly turn a purple/black color with purple spots near my ankles and it's hard to move my toes.?
Specific picture.: Somethings just can't be evaluated without actually seeing the issue at hand. I fear that this is one of them. Randomly occurring skin discolorations are sometimes impossible to explain, let along come up with a treatment plan. I suggest you take a picture of the event and upload it so a visual appreciation can be made. I feel certain that a Healthtap specialist can then help you. ...Read more
The tops of my feet are turning yellow and my toes are turning bright pink with spots of purple. Should I get medical attention now?
Foot Discoloration: I have never seen this pattern before as a practicing podiatrist, so I would definitely recommend you so a podiatrist or dermatologist to start. If the feet are very hot or very cold, I would ask for an emergency visit. If not, while you wait for the appt, try a topical anti-fungal like Lamisil (terbinafine) cream to see if it has any effect. Dr rich blake. ...Read more
I have two blue or purple spots on two of my toes on my left foot. Noticed after wearing tight boots. Been present for months now. Starts in big toe.
Toe Pressure Spots:
You probably just have pressure irritation from your tight boots. Consider changing to slightly longer or one with a deeper toe box. Dr Rich Blake
Have the shoe store give their advice. ...Read more
Sore, purple bruised big toe to the bottom/side. Now white spots appeared in the centre. Really painful & can't walk properly. Do exercise regularly.?
Down under the toe.: It sounds as though you've managed to injure the toe. Bruising is a sign of underlying tissue damage and steps should be taken to minimize further damage. Exercising should be eliminated until the effects of the injury are under control. Ice compression, elevation and rest are the mainstays of treatment. To remove all doubt, have the toe x-rayed and examined to assess the degree of injury. ...Read more
1 sesame seed size purple spot on toe.2 flat pink dime sized spots on butt, dull testicle ache, had bump on roof for 1 day. Protected sex 4wk ago. Hiv?
Most likely Not HIV: You might have another std (not enough information for conclusive answer was given). 4 wks is not sufficient time for these types of symptoms to show for HIV - at this stage HIV would be more "flu-like" in nature + you used protection. Still if you are concerned see health clinic or regular md for testing. ...Read more
Spots: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
I have a purple spot onmy big toe. It itched badly the first day but hasn't since. It is not painful. I'm also diabetic.
Diabetic: I tell all my diabetic patients no matter how minor you may think it is always get it checked because its possible to lead to something much more serious. ...Read more
I just kicked something and I cracked my toenail and there is a little purple spot that I can't really feel and my toe hurts a lot?
FX?: Purple is probably subungual hematoma. Hurts a lot-fracture should be ruled out by x-ray. ...Read more
I just kicked something and I cracked my toenail and there is a little purple spot above my toenail that I can't really feel and my toe hurts a lot?
Subungal hematoma: We would put a hole in nail using a cautery or hot red paper clip ...Read more
I stubbed my toe a week and a half ago, it bruised (pinkish red). But now its a dark purple color. Not my entire toe, just the spot I hit. What should I do?
Normal healing: How is the pain? Purple color means not much. It is a normal healing process. As long as there is an improvement in the pain level then you are fine. If it is increasing you need to see your doctor, podiatrist for x-rays and further evaluation. ...Read more
What could a small black and purple spot just above my pinky toe nail be? It appeared about 2 months ago and is not raised on the skin.
See a podiatrist: There are many things a black to purple spot can be. It could be a bruise, blood blister, a mole, or some other skin lesion. I would recommend seeing a podiatrist or dermatologist. Either should be able to examine and make a determination as to whether the lesion should be biopsied, removed, or left alone. Ole. ...Read more
Hi my partners big toenails have turn a dark purple colour and he also has a dark spot on one side of his fourth toe on the left foot.?
Multiple causes: Many medical conditions can cause changes in the nail beds from minor repeated trauma causing "bruising" to dangerous cancerous melanomas. History of trauma, pain and signs of vascular disease should be evaluated. As you suggest the 4th toe has a dark spot, not on the nail, trauma and vascular can be considered, although if the spot on the toe is a "birthmark", photograph and observe. ...Read more
I have this spot on my toe. I thought it was a mosquitto bc it itched bad w no color. Now its dark red almost purple. Not a blister. Above nail bed.
Does your dog bite?: It still could be a bite of some sort. You are seeing a localized inflammatory reaction to a foreign protein possibly being introduced to your toe. There is dilation of the blood vessels and possible sub-dermal bleeding. Warm compresses may speed the resolution of the condition. If there is no improvement soon then it would be best to see your doctor. ...Read more
Ingrown toenail I have ingrown toenails on both of my big toes since 2009. They aren't that bad right now. I have a little purple spot where the cut is and it isn't curled. My toes don't hurt when I walk or run they just hurt when I stub my toe or someone
Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read more
Protected sex 4wk ago. Had bump on roof of mouth for 1 day.1 small purple spot on toe. Dull testicle ache. Temp 99.2.No fever/real rash. Likely HIV or no?
Spot on bottom of foot. Very painful. Dr says not planters wart. Turned purple with spots under it. What could it be?
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
I sprained my ankle and the whole foot is bruised purple color then 2 days after injury the bruise started having white round spots all inside?
Rainbow Bruise.: Sounds like a typical variation on the breakdown of the blood trapped under the skin. Time will eventually remove almost all of it. If there is a concern, then see your doctor for an exam and evaluation. ...Read more
Hi why is my foot turning from a green to red and there's no pain or odor this is on the top and my foot now there's a sort of purple spot on my sole
Foot: As Dr Beresh said, you need to be evaluated asap ...Read more
Dark blue/purple spot similar to bruise on inside arch of foot. No pain when touched or in arch at all, slight pain in heel. Worked 70 hrs last week?
Pressure: Could just be from the shoes or boots you are wearing and then the amount of time on your feet. Now rest those feet and if does not resolve timely. See your doctor. ...Read more
Bitten by leech while in river, top of foot over arch. 1 week later top of foot large red, swollen area. Itchy, dark purple spot at bite. Treatment?
Leech Bite?: It is actually rare to be allergic or to have a reaction to a leech bite. Assuming it was a leech bite, you could have some irritation and itching, but normally should have no further problems if you have good health and no leech allergies. However, if you are experiencing symptoms such as you describe, then you need to seek medical attention as it may be infected. ...Read more
More info needed:
Need more information to accurately answer your question.
How long do the spots last?
How do they start?
How do they change with time?
How large are they?
Exact color? Bruise?
Do they go away completely.
Photos would help. ...Read more
Rash: Usually certain types rash can be bleeding disorder see primary care physician for evaluation ...Read more
To start with...: It could be a lot of different things, but a likely culprit is athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist. ...Read more
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