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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Red Spots In Lower Left Leg

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I have this weird feeling in the bottom of my left leg along with small red spots the size of pin pricks and itching. Gets better if I straighten it.

I have this weird feeling in the bottom of my left leg along with small red spots the size of pin pricks and itching. Gets better if I straighten it.

Need more info: There are many possible causes of abnormal sensations and red pin prick rash on the leg. If this is of concern I suggest that you get an evaluation. You also could take a photograph and request review during a virtual consUlt with a doctor on HealthTap. ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


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I just noticed two red spots like a mosquito bite on my left leg is that normal?

I just noticed two red spots like a mosquito bite on my left leg is that normal?

Could be normal: It is hard to thy to diagnose skin problems without being able to look at your spots. If you were in an area where there mosquitoes then you could have been bitten by mosquitoes or other insects. Be sure to have it checked if it persists. If you desire for somebody to look at it further schedule a video visit with me or have somebody there look at it. Va-allergy. Com ...Read more

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I have just noticed two red spots on my left leg near my calf and ankle. They have no sympton and I always wear sunscreen. What would they be?

I have just noticed two red spots on my left leg near my calf and ankle. They have no sympton and I always wear sunscreen. What would they be?

Red spots: This could be a lot of things and without you in front of us it's impossible to say. See your dermatologist for assistance. ...Read more

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Hello, so I noticed 2 little red spots on my legs (1 is located on my left knee and one is located at the bottom part of my left leg), what is that?

Hello, so I noticed 2 little red spots on my legs (1 is located on my left knee and one is located at the bottom part of my left leg), what is that?

Unkown: Most likely it is just an inflammation of the gland by a hair follicle or sebaceous follicle. It could be a bug bite of soe kind. These usually reolve on their own and do well if kept clean. They can deveop seious infections in which case you will need to see a doctor ...Read more

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Hello, so I noticed 2 little red spots on my legs (1 is located on my left knee and one is located at the bottom part of my left leg), will it kill me?

Hello, so I noticed 2 little red spots on my legs (1 is located on my left knee and one is located at the bottom part of my left leg), will it kill me?

Red spots: There aren't many illnesses like this that can kill a person. How long have they been there? What do they look like? If you sent a picture of these with your question you would probably get a more helpful answer.

Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have red spots on my lower legs. What could be the cause?

I have red spots on my lower legs. What could be the cause?

Some possibilities..: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a red spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are related to medications, but many times they are not. For unusual rashes, a skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. Other causes include viral infections, allergies and autoimmune reactions, chemical irritants, bug bites, etc... ...Read more

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Dr said the swelling in my leg is starting to cause problems. Have two red spots on my leg. Why does swelling cause problems with my leg.

Dr said the swelling in my leg is starting to cause problems. Have two red spots on my leg. Why does swelling cause problems with my leg.

Vein problems: Excessive fluid in your legs caused by incompetent valves in the deep veins can lead to problems like stasis ulcers and dermatitis. ...Read more

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I have blotchy red spots on my lower leg. What's going on?

I have blotchy red spots on my lower leg. What's going on?

Uncertain: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Itchy red spots to the lower leg?

Itchy red spots to the lower leg?

As above: See u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause red spots on legs and arms?

What can cause red spots on legs and arms?

Can't diagnose w/o: Eval. See dermatologist for accurate assessment.

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I have been having red spots on my skin appear lately. The biggest being on the back of my lower right leg about as big as a quarter.

I have been having red spots on my skin appear lately. The biggest being on the back of my lower right leg about as big as a quarter.

See a doctor: Skin lesions can come from any number of things and some of them can be indicitive of serious medical problems. The best course of action would be to be seen and evaluated by your doctor who may be able to tell the cause by simple inspeciton. Although further tests may be warrented ...Read more

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I suddenly have red, itchless, painless spots (not bumps) just below my buttox on my left leg. What could this be? Did work out on bike today

Many things: As with almost all rashes (any abnormality on the skin can qualify as a rash), it has to be seen to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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I have nickel sized red spots on the back of my leg and lower back, they are dark centered with red around it. What is it?

I have nickel sized red spots on the back of my leg and lower back, they are dark centered with red around it. What is it?

Need more info: There are many potential answers for such spots. For example: Do they itch or burn? How long have they been present? Have you been recently bitten by insects? Any new drug or supplement introduced? If they bother you enough, you should consult your doctor to find out whether treatment is needed. ...Read more

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I have a line of red spots on my lower right leg for over a month. Could it be dermatitis or something more serious? Its also itchy sometimes

I have a line of red spots on my lower right leg for over a month. Could it be dermatitis or something more serious? Its also itchy sometimes

Dermatitis: This simply means inflammation of the skin, which you certainly have. This needs to be seen and examined for a correct diagnosis. See a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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A line of red spots on my lower right leg. They look like multiple insect bites. Could it be dermatitis or something more serious? Have them over a month

A line of red spots on my lower right leg. They look like multiple insect bites. Could it be dermatitis or something more serious? Have them over a month

Could be, but: It is impossible to tell for sure but it is time for you to see a doctor if this has been present for over a month. Sometimes a skin biopsy may be needed. ...Read more

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I have bad red spots and blotches on my legs and lower back. Would OTC meds work?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have red spots on just my lower legs we have ruled out bug bites its been 6 weeks now?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You may need a biopsy to find out what this is on your legs. ...Read more

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I have developed bright red spots on my lower leg after helping my parents in their yard. I am 41 & never seen this b4. What could it b?

I have developed bright red spots on my lower leg after helping my parents in their yard. I am 41 & never seen this b4. What could it b?

?? poison ivy: Some people are more sensitive or resistant to poison ivy than others, and it is common for people who had hardly any reactivity when younger to the plant (literally rubbing themselves with poison ivy-- don't try this btw- causes no reaction) to begin to get some sensitivity when older. 40 is an age when this can happen. Especially if rash is itchy you can see an md for treatment and advice. ...Read more

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I have dime sized red blotches on my legs but they don't itch, burn, nor flake. What are they? They cause me no pain at all, just ugly red spots?

I have dime sized red blotches on my legs but they don't itch, burn, nor flake. What are they? They cause me no pain at all, just ugly red spots?

Ugly red spots: If they are bilateral, it is possible that you have erythema nodosom. They may sometime appear as strep throat or a myriad of other diseases. Most helpful would have been a picture. In lieu of the picture check with your doctor he may want to determine what the cause is. ...Read more

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What causes red spots to just randomly develop on breast, under arm and upper leg?

What causes red spots to just randomly develop on breast, under arm and upper leg?

Red spots: Fungus is first thing that comes to mind: either tinea or candida. Fungi like warm, dark, moist areas. Tinea/ringworm can come from pets or contaminated objects (gym mats, for example). Otc Lamisil (terbinafine) &/or powdered spray like tinactin/cruex/desenex r usually enough to clear infection, use for at least 1 week after spots disappear since deeper skin layers may still be involved. See doc if not better. ...Read more

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What is this red spots skin in my legs and feels so itchy, multiple red spots and both my left and right legs. Very itchy?

Inflammatory rash.: What you are describing may be inflammation of the skin or of the hair follicles. Try treating with an over-the-counter topical steroid, but if this is not helpful within 2-3 days, see a dermatologist. The fact there are many spots, and it is so itchy, warrants medical treatment. ...Read more

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Well, 2 days I felt a itching place on my left knee. I didn't look what was it. But next morning I woke up and there was huge red spots on my leg with pus?

Well, 2 days I felt a itching place on my left knee. I didn't look what was it. But next morning I woke up and there was huge red spots on my leg with pus?

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

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Red small spots appear and disappear on my left leg. It's the same leg that always starts cramping up and falling asleep.

HIves?: The rash sounds typical for hives (transient or migratory red/slightly raised often itchy). When hives are associated with underlying muscle pain or neurological symptoms such as numbness/tingling, then one must think of immune complex disease, which affects blood vessels and can sometimes be localized. This should be examined by your doctor, dermatol, or allergist. Bringing photos will help. ...Read more

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My lower legs are swollen and itchy. I also have some red spots where it is swollen. They sweep up more during the day and go down at night time.

Leg swelling: Many possibilities for leg swelling. You need to see your doctor for an examination to find out why your legs are swelling and to get treatment. ...Read more

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I have so many red spots on my both legs. After dissappearing again it appears. Recently I have seen one small red spots on my left stomach. Problem?

I have so many red spots on my both legs. After dissappearing again it appears. Recently I have seen one small red spots on my left stomach. Problem?

Need to see doctor: This is hard to tell without a full history and without any other health information or medications or supplements used. You need to see a doctor who can take a history and then try to identify the severity of the problem. ...Read more

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What would cause tiny red spots to develop all over legs, these bled when I shaved, would it be side effect of mexthotrexate, bruising as well?

What would cause tiny red spots to develop all over legs, these bled when I shaved, would it be side effect of mexthotrexate, bruising as well?

YEs it can: Yes this can certainly be attributed to methotrexate. Check with your physician. A simple blood test may tell all.
Don;t forget to tell your physician all the meidcations - prescription and non-prescription- you may be taking. ...Read more

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I have red spots that turn into bruises, for example, I had one on my arm that is small but the ones on my legs are more prominent. Is there any cause?

I have red spots that turn into bruises, for example, I had one on my arm that is small but the ones on my legs are more prominent. Is there any cause?

Suspicious but can't: Bleeding into skin can produce bruises. It can be due to one of two causes. In older folks (tell your age...it is important to relay this info) the skin becomes more fragile and blood vessels are then poorl;y supported agains friction, so they can break and ooze blood under the skin. Seconly any platelet (It is a type of blood cell)abnormality can increase the risk of bruising. Aspirin can do it ...Read more

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I have pulmonary hypertension. Today I noticed red spots above my left ankle, and a few up my leg. They don't itch. What could they be?

I have pulmonary hypertension. Today I noticed red spots above my left ankle, and a few up my leg. They don't itch. What could they be?

Depends on cause.: Depends on what is causing the pulmonary hypertension. The red spots could be small blood vessels that are visualized by the heart failure or inflammation of the blood vessels, best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I started seeing red spots appearing on my left foot then leg, no pain or iching. I had a total left knee replacement in 1994?

I started seeing red spots appearing on my left foot then leg, no pain or iching. I had a total left knee replacement in 1994?

Go to your doc: You should see your primary care doctor so he/she can get a good look at what these lesions look like. It is hard to say just by verbal description. ...Read more

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I have a rash on both lower legs, no itching, no pain, slightly raised. Red spots, noticed on 9/04/2014, starting peeling about a week after that.

I have a rash on both lower legs, no itching, no pain, slightly raised. Red spots, noticed on 9/04/2014, starting peeling about a week after that.

There are many: Questions:
first your age, second recent history of fever, illness, any history of contact with allergens, and of course see what the rash actually looks like. My suggestion is that if your rash does not clear in 2 weeks I would see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. There are many things you may have but most likely if rash resolves it is related to virus or contact. Hope that helps ...Read more

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I get random small round red spots or small round bruises on different areas of my arms and legs what causes this? I can email a pic if anyone wants2c

Bruises and red spot: It sound likeyou aregetting petchia and or ecchymoses. You should consult your internist or ahematologist to rule out a blood or clotting problem. ...Read more

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Woke up with red spots on 1 leg. Next day more red spots and on both lower legs. Spots are itchy, slight bump in center. Dry, irritant throat @ night.

Woke up with red spots on 1 leg. Next day more red spots and on both lower legs. Spots are itchy, slight bump in center. Dry, irritant throat @ night.

Possible reaction: It is difficult to assess without seeing the lesions but it can represent a bite or even represent a reaction to a viral upper respiratory infection. I would see a physician so that they can perform the appropriate evaluation or tests for this if it does not improve. ...Read more

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-psoriasis on elbows/knees -recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths -now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg -help!

-psoriasis on elbows/knees -recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths -now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg -help!

Psoriasis: Stay away from any harsh things on the skin. Topical Hydrocortisone may help as well as some sun exposure. Many times psoriasis will require prescription medications if you have already been diagnosed with it by your doctor. ...Read more

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Red spots head to toe, no fever, mild sore throat, my sock on leg was able to cause material impression on leg in skin like spots, ie red, lump etc?

Red spots head to toe, no fever, mild sore throat, my sock on leg was able to cause material impression on leg in skin like spots, ie red, lump etc?

You need immediate-: -attention! There are many possibilities from viral to streptococcus that can cause this. The material imprint is due 2 swelling of the leg. Get in to see your PCP now, or go 2 urgent care. ...Read more