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Leg Freckles Bruise
A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more
See a physician: If this is a bruise which has occurred without obvious trauma, then you may need to be evaluated for possible bleeding disorder. Could there have been an insect bite? I would recommend seeing a physician if there is no improvement or if you start seeing other similar lesions. ...Read more
Large unexplained calf bruise. Back of leg.Stiff leg at times. Pea sized lump under skin. Slightly swollen lower calf. Had bruise 5 days.Serious?
Sounds like: ruptured tendon, but you need to see a doctor to make sure that it is not thrombophlebitis, especially if you have risk factors such as birth control pills,smoking, protracted immobility, or recent surgery. This can lead to a pulmonary embolus, a potentially life threatening problem. ...Read more
Maybe: Skin discoloration can be a sign serious vein problems, usually dark brown, or dark red. These skin lesions can lead to ulceration. You need to have a duplex ultrasound and work up by someone experienced in vein disease. Once treated, many times the skin will become healthy again, and sometimes even become more normal in appearance. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See your doctor: Leg swelling can be secondary to either heart failure or deep vein insufficiency in your legs. Also kidney or liver disease can sometimes cause leg swellingg. Morbid obesity and some medications can contribute or cause leg swelling. Brown discoloration of legs is caused by long standing leg swelling and is called stasis dermatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got a bite on hip flexor area purple discoloration extending proximal local inflamed red bite tingling in toes?
Get it checked: Purple discoloration is most likely a bruise (hemolyzed blood from the venom/bite). Whether it is of concern or not, only a doctor can tell. If it is extending, it means the injury is continuing. Tingling in the toes may be a sign of the nerve being affected, so better get it checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: Would have to see them to tell. Best to be examined by a doctor. ...Read more
Bruising easy. Large bruises, random pinpoint TINY bruises. Mostly legs, stomach. ? Scaring easily, legs are covered in red round marks. Ideas?
Bruising: Hi Allison, some general possibilities to consider are either hematological disorders where your blood is not clotting properly which causes bruising, or an autoimmune disorder that is causing these rashes. You should discuss some initial blood testing with your primary care doctor and think about seeing a rheumatologist or a hematologist based on the results. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Crawling sensation on shin, twitches,quick warm sensations on thigh and shin, sciatic like leg pain thigh to ankle.Stiff sore knee.Back pain.Nerves???
Puffiness in ankles, abdo & rt side of head/neck. W/dark skin spots that fill w/fluid - skin lightens if popped like acne. Veins visible, bluish skin?
See doc: See your doctor because you have several problems. ...Read more
Red rashes on 30% body areas, blood clots under skin + finger arthritis + hyperpigmentation on palm, soles, knee + black nodules on legs. Causes?
Bruise the size of a dime, underarm near bicep, purplish, painless, flat, concerned? Could bug bite cause bruise? Otherwise not sure why bruise there?
Diffuse purpura rash dark purple to light purple painful to light touch, clear fluid filled blister just above ankle twisted ankle 4 weeks prior ?
Yes: Some spider bites are painful and can be dangerous. In many parts of america the brown recluse (fiddle back) and black widow spiders are found. Both can give a nasty bite. I have seen many brown recluse bites that look bruised to the patient but the tissues are much worse off that just bruised. Spider bites can cause the tissue to break down and even large areas of skin and muscle can be lost. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bruise on forearm with white lump in middle. Reddish-purple 2" diameter doesn't hurt, don't recall hitting it. Is it a bruise, boil? Not bite marks
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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