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Dr. James Chapman
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Bruising Easily (Definition)

Bruise =contusion A bruise occurs when trauma injures capillaries & possibly venules causing blood to seep into the interstitial tissues surrounding them. Blood vessel weakness or clotting problems can both ...Read more


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Iron Level Fine Monday swelling legs plus feet including ankles skin feels very tight Tuesday my swelling is worse it hurts bruising easy Causes?

Iron Level Fine Monday swelling legs plus feet including ankles skin feels very tight Tuesday my swelling is worse it hurts bruising easy Causes?

May be meds, fluids,: This seems like some sort of fluid overload, possibly from renal or hepatic challenge. The bruising could be from low platelets or blood clotting factors. It might be from some overall condition, but more likely it's due to the meds you're taking. The dose might have to be altered or the meds may need to be changed as they have serious side effects. A visit to the Dr. for blood work is needed. ...Read more

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Easy bruising yellow skin vomiting, burping, tender abdomen, abdominal pain upper and lower nausea dizziness hiccups and itchy skin. not feeling good

Easy bruising yellow skin vomiting, burping, tender abdomen, abdominal pain upper and lower nausea dizziness hiccups and itchy skin. not feeling good

Get seen now!: Yellow skin is a sign of jaundice due to liver failure. The cause may be obstruction of the bile duct by gallstones, hepatitis, or other diseases, all of which are serious if they cause jaundice. Many of these are treatable, so get seen now and find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Lower buttocks and inner and back thighs itching intensely in morning ? No rash, cuts, dryness.

Lower buttocks and inner and back thighs itching intensely in morning ? No rash, cuts, dryness.

Winter itch: In the winter skin can become very dry and itchy. A moisturizing cream like Intensive Care or Gold Bond will control it. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Severe itching over arms and legs only above blood vessels, And radiating pain in shin bones both legs.. Could they be related, anything serious??

Severe itching over arms and legs only above  blood vessels, And radiating pain in shin bones both legs.. Could they be related, anything serious??

Ans: Your itching could be from several sources. So best to see your doctor. The aching could be from several etiologies. Do you take any medications? Need some more information. So again best to see your doctor ...Read more

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Cbc normal, occasional low platelets. Hands and feet purple in cold red when hot. Itchy rash on neck, flushing, aches, tired. Which dr. to see?

Cbc normal, occasional low platelets. Hands and feet purple in cold red when hot. Itchy rash on neck, flushing, aches, tired. Which dr. to see?

PCP, dermatologist,: Not allergist. Raynaud disease can be associated with autoimmune disorders, so a rheumatologist may be needed. Protect hands and feet from cold. Some meds help it, others make it worse. ...Read more

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What causes sunburn like rash on chest, upper arms, and thighs which is also accompanied by purple, swollen feet and ankles?

What causes sunburn like rash on chest, upper arms, and thighs which is also accompanied by purple, swollen feet and ankles?

Get physical exam: Rashes and skin discolorations are the result of many diseases, medications, and conditions. You must be evaluated by medical doctor for this problem. Discuss any medications or drugs you have taken or are taking. This could be signs of serious reaction, allergic or immunologic, to bacteria, drugs, chemicals, or other infections. ...Read more

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Both of my feet and ankles are very swollen and painful ! Also my hands are swlen and itchy! I elevate my legs and the swelling does go down a little?

Both of my feet and ankles are very swollen and painful ! Also  my hands are swlen and itchy! I elevate my legs and the swelling does go down a little?

Varicose vein/c doc: Although this may just be from varicose veins, since they are painful, you need to see your doctor to make sure that you do not have a blood clot in the leg veins which may lead to life-threatening consequence if not treated . That swollen and itchy hands are likely from contact allergy (something you use on your hands) which may require a dermatology consultation. ...Read more

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Hands and veins very swollen and painful. My hands and feet often swell (due to stimulants?) but this is extreme. Veins on hands bulge more than feet

Hands and veins very swollen and painful. My hands and feet often swell (due to stimulants?) but this is extreme. Veins on hands bulge more than feet

Discuss w/ provider: The provider who prescribed the stimulants needs to know about this symptom and consider if it is a side effect or something else. In any case, that can lead to a corrective plan. Perhaps alternatives to long term stimulants can be found - they play rough w/ bodies over time. Call ASAP and best wishes for resolving this. ...Read more

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I experience painful blood vessels in hands feet,legs and arms,burst veins, cramp, painful spasms in neck, tinitus and tingling in hands and mouth?

I experience painful blood vessels in hands feet,legs and arms,burst veins, cramp, painful spasms in neck, tinitus and tingling in hands and mouth?

Sounds like: some of your symptoms may be related to your fibromyalgia. It does not look like you are taking any medication for this. If you are having swelling/edema in your extremities that can also be a cause for the "burst veins". Varicose veins can also become inflamed, causing your symptoms. I would recommend you see your doctor to have these addressed. There ARE treatments for fibromyalgia! ...Read more

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Small red and purple dots on top of feet and toes, with numbness and major pain when standind can't walk without shoes fatique overall sick feeling ?

Small red and purple dots on top of feet and toes, with numbness and major pain when standind can't walk without shoes fatique overall sick feeling ?

THIS IS CONCERNING: The dots might represent petechiae, a manifestation of small areas of bleeding due to changes in the platelet count, and the generalized fatigue and malaise even raises concern re. An occult infection, such as rocky mtn spotted fever, or a tick infestation like lyme. Basically, you need an immediate evaluation as i suspect this could get worse. ...Read more

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Severe back pain, numbness and tingling in feet arms hands swelling in thighs, feet, hands and upper arms. Rapid weight gain around belly ?

Severe back pain, numbness and tingling in feet arms hands swelling in thighs, feet, hands and upper arms. Rapid weight gain around belly ?

See your doctor: It's important with all these symptoms mentioned that you seek evaluation with your primary care doctor to figure out what could be causing all these symptoms. There are various thing that could result in some of those symptoms. It may not be only one cause. It could have some vascular component, a metabolic component, a neurologic component, nutrient deficiency component, or none-of-the-above. ...Read more

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For over a week my lower torso all the way down to my ankles is extends painful and my legs and buttocks are swollen and very hard and painful?

For over a week my lower torso all the way down to my ankles is extends painful and my legs and buttocks are swollen and very hard and painful?

Anasarca?: Hi. We need much more information. Do you have any known liver, kidney, lung, or congestive heart failure diseases? What you describe sounds like it could be edema. Please see your doc for an evaluation and diagnostic testing. Good luck? ...Read more

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Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter ...Read more