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Why do my legs on the thighs turn spotty purple after I've been in the cold?

Why do my legs on the thighs turn spotty purple after I've been in the cold?

Purple skin: Blotches or spots of purple on the skin may occur in cold weather because the blood vessles constrict and the blood in the cold skin stagnates and turns darker in color. ...Read more

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Back on left upper thigh there is/are large large purple lines. It does not go far down my leg at all but spans about 4 inches wide?

Back on left upper thigh there is/are large large purple lines. It does not go far down my leg at all but spans about 4 inches wide?

Yeah: Could be a serious infection recommend in the next few hours you see a doctor in person or do a HealthTap for Doctors to treat and diagnosis ...Read more

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Recently the inside of my thighs and around the front of kneecaps were a purple colour plus my legs had a heavy feeling?

Recently the inside of my thighs and around the front of kneecaps were a purple colour plus my legs had a heavy feeling?

And did your symptom: Continue? If still purple, you should see your local doctor for a thorough history and exam to help shed light on what may be causing your problems. ...Read more

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Leg got red and formed a rock hard lump underneath then redness disappeared. On my other leg on thigh have a red/purple patch. What's going on?

Leg got red and formed a rock hard lump underneath then redness disappeared. On my other leg on thigh have a red/purple patch. What's going on?

See MD: You need to be seen to establish what is going on. I do not understand where on your legs the redness and "rock hard lump " are. Trauma comes to mind, but you may have some blood vessel issue, as an inflammed vein or blood clot issue. Please be seen today in a clinic or an ER. ...Read more

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I have purple bulging veins in my thighs ftint and back of legs?

I have purple bulging veins in my thighs ftint and back of legs?

Veins: This requires evaluation to determine the source
Is there a valvular dysfunction?
If so thermal ablation, if not then sclerotherapy would be appropriate ...Read more

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Got back fr vegas 4 days ago, legs/feet swelled up to my thighs. Very very painful, couldn't walk off plane. Still swollen, purple and painful?

Coach class syndrome: I'd be worried about DVT (deep vein thrombosis) after prolonged sitting...See your doctor or go to local er asap for an exam and possibly ultrasound. ...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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My legs are painfull to the touch and a light purple color mid thigh to mid shin. But I have great pedal pulses and BP? Doesn't feel like muscle pain.

My legs are painfull to the touch and a light purple color mid thigh to mid shin. But I have great pedal pulses and BP? Doesn't feel like muscle pain.

I doubt it is circu: I doubt it is circualtion. It can be myofascial pain whcih is helped by exercise. You can dicuss this with your physician. This coudl be part of fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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I have little purplish dots all over my thighs and down to my knees that make my leg feel stubbly. What could they be and how could I fix it?

I have little purplish dots all over my thighs and down to my knees that make my leg feel stubbly. What could they be and how could I fix it?

Skin rash: There are multiple possibilities here. If they aren't itching a lot and are merely unsightly, check to see if they are often where a hair is trying to come out of the skin. Bumps like these are called keratosis pilaris (kp). If so, this can be treated with products that help the skin shed and stay moisturized. Talk to your doc about salex and retin a (tretinoin). ...Read more

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What are these small purple dots appearing on my thigh?

What are these small purple dots appearing on my thigh?

Uncertain: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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There are small purple dots on my thigh. What could this be?

Not sure: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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What are the blue/purple spots on my inner thigh?

Purple spots: Could be dilated small blood vessels but cannot be sure
if new, you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have purple red dots on my leg I was wondering what that means?

I have purple red dots on my leg I was wondering what that means?

Blood in skin: Bleeding into skin which can be caused by allergy to medication, infection and abnormal platelets. See dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have these purple dots located on my thigh, any idea what they could be?

I have these purple dots located on my thigh, any idea what they could be?

Get it checked: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have purple patches on the leg, over a week after a car accident?

Is it normal to have purple patches on the leg, over a week after a car accident?

Bruising?: It can take weeks for bruises to resolve. The body eventually breaks down and reabsorbs the damaged blood products. If your symptoms are improving, then be patient. If you are concerned something else is going on, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have tiny purple dots surrounding some bug bites I have on my leg. What are they?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This could be many different things. This way you will get the best treatment. ...Read more

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I have a hard bump on the crease of my inner thigh. The area where the bump is is purple. What could it be?

I have a hard bump on the crease of my inner thigh. The area where the bump is is purple. What could it be?

Hard bump on thigh: At an age of -970 if is hard to know what you are talking about. A picture would help. My guess is it is a varicose vein. ...Read more

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I found a bump on my inner thigh that is a purple green color and hard when you press on it. What could this be?

I found a bump on my inner thigh that is a purple green color and hard when you press on it. What could this be?

Bruise or hematoma?: If it's recent, the colors make it sound like a resolving hematoma or bruise. If it is still present after a month, you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what this is? I started itching my thigh yesterday an I looked and it look like this now today its gone dark purple?

Can anyone tell me what this is? I started itching my thigh yesterday an I looked and it look like this now today its gone dark purple?

Rash: This would need to be examined either on our Healthtap Prime or concierge site. You also could have it examined by your personal physician. ...Read more

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I have had a small hard bump on my inner thigh for several months. It is slightly purple in color and will not pop. What could this be?

I have had a small hard bump on my inner thigh for several months. It is slightly purple in color and will not pop. What could this be?

Sounds: Like a cyst (one type=sebaceous cyst ot a LIPOMA (fatty tumor benign!) Show it to a Medical professional. Most of the time these are easily removed if it is painful etc ...Read more

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Little purple bruises on leg what is it?

Little purple bruises on leg what is it?

Bruising: Might be normal bruises, but also might be purpura, which can go with other conditions and a platelet issue. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have 2 reddish purple blotches on my leg after I had scratched there. They are smooth and only hurt when I scratch by mistake. Been there for 1 year?

I have 2 reddish purple blotches on my leg after I had scratched there. They are smooth and only hurt when I scratch by mistake. Been there for 1 year?

See a dermatologist: It will save you time. Most of the time, they can look at the lesion and make a diagnosis. If not, they can biopsy. While the same can be said of an internal medicine or family practice doctor, the ability of a dermatologist to look at, identify, and potentially treat or further workup will save you in terms of time and possibly money. I would discuss with your primary care doctor also, first. ...Read more

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Purple rash on thigh what could it be?

Purple rash on thigh what could it be?

More info needed: Size? Duration? Itches? Burns? Oozes? Raised or flat? Otherwise it would be like telling us that you saw a purple floating object 3 miles off shore and want us to tell you what it is. ...Read more