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I have a bruise like spot on my calf that I saw a week ago. It's purple with white spots, it doesn't hurt, it isn't raised. Is it just a bruise?

I have a bruise like spot on my calf that I saw a week ago. It's purple with white spots, it doesn't hurt, it isn't raised. Is it just a bruise?

Ecchymosis: A capillary or tiny vein probably spontaneously burst leaking a small amount of blood under the skin. As this blood collection slowly breaks down, it leaves these various colors which take days to clear. This is a painless, no serious process. However if multiple episodes occur in scattered locations blood counts and coagulation tests are recommended. Aspirin increases the fragility of blood vessel ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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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.?

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

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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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What does it mean when a deep red purple bruise comes and goes same spot and shape?

What does it mean when a deep red purple bruise comes and goes same spot and shape?

Small bleeder: You may have a small vessel that's been bleeding repeatedly. If it's a solitary bruise, it's not likely to mean much. If you're taking Aspirin products, that will contribute to the ease of bruising, but is not necessarily a reason to stop aspirin. If you think the bruise is originating from a deeper structure such as a lumpy place within muscle, and it persists, get checked out. ...Read more

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Bruises with white spots in middle, should I be concerned?

Bruises with white spots in middle, should I be concerned?

Tough Call...Photo?: Bruising can be from a benign process or a serious problem. Without a photo of what you are describing as well as some additional details including areas involved, other symptoms, current/prior medications, current/prior medical problems etc, it is not possible to answer your question reliably. ...Read more

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Is an unexplained reoccurring bruise with tiny purple spots cancer?

Is an unexplained reoccurring bruise with tiny purple spots cancer?

Need more info: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesion. It is not likely to be cancer, however, you should discuss it with your doctor at the next opportunity.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Why do I have several purple spots/bruising spots on my hip, just occuring today?

Why do I have several purple spots/bruising spots on my hip, just occuring today?

Contusion?: You don't mention your age or other health conditions, so the most common cause of purplish spots would be that you bumped into something, possibly while you were too busy to notice. Other possible causes include having a low platelet count, other blood dyscrasias, liver or kidney disease, resolving rashes sometimes leave purplish marks, and very thin skin (typically in the elderly). ...Read more

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My wasp bite, after three days, is turning purple with white spots. Why?

My wasp bite, after three days, is turning purple with white spots. Why?

The toxin does that: Wasp bites can be very serious, but that is usually within a few minutes of having been bitten. At this point, you should only need anti-itch medicine or pain medicine if need be. The effects that you are describing will gradually go away. The wasp injects a toxin that you body has to clear. ...Read more

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What can I do for small purple spots on penis? Are they bruises?

What can I do for small purple spots on penis? Are they bruises?

Here are some...: Clinically, doing nothing but watching is the most reasonable advice since most likely they may just represent the occurrence of senile angiomata. In doubt, have urologist take a look at and mystery with anxiety will resolve. More? Look up in http://www. Primehealthchannel. Com/cherry-angioma. Html. ...Read more

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Hi I have really itchy white spots on my thighs with lots of bruising around them?! Any ideas?

Hi I have really itchy white spots on my thighs with lots of bruising around them?! Any ideas?

Need more info: It's hard to diagnose skin lesions without seeing them. Most skin lesions that itch are caused by allergies and/or insect bites. My best advice is to make an appointment with your family physician and have him/her examine you. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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?

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

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I have varicose veins it runs in the family and I notice I been getting bruises of blueish purple spots on both of my legs what would cause that.

I have varicose veins it runs in the family and I notice I been getting bruises of blueish purple spots on both of my legs what would cause that.

Varicose veins: The discoloration you are seeing sounds typical of varicose veins. See a phlebologist or vein specialist for an ultrasound. Check miamibeachvein. Com or phlebology. Org for more information and referrals. ...Read more

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Breakout every 4-7 weeks in lesions, abrasions, leaves scars and purple bruises. Entire body. Minor burn/ itching and spots darkening in skin. Ideas?

Breakout every 4-7 weeks in lesions, abrasions, leaves scars and purple bruises. Entire body. Minor burn/ itching and spots darkening in skin. Ideas?

Skin is being weird: I would get to a doctor with this right away. Especially with it leaving scars, you want to get to the bottom of what's going on, even if it's something as simple as acne. Other things that come to mind include staph infections, drug allergies, or other less common systemic skin allergies. ...Read more

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What would purple marks on the lips be? Like spots, almost like bruising/blood under skin but doesn't hurt. Could this be an std? Its not a cold sore.

Purple marks on lips: You have to see your doctor or a dermatologist to have a proper diagnosis. There are a number of different possibilities. The most likely is a vascular one such as a venous lake. However many lesions on the lips can reflect a systemic condition like osler-weber-rendu. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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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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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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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