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My Skin Looks Purple
Hi, i have noticed patch of purple skin around my anus. It has well defined edge and it doesn't itch just looks odd. What could be the cause?
I have this small bump on my upper inner thigh that kinda looks purple black and brown. And the skin is red an inch all around it what is this?
Purpura: Purpura occurs when small blood vessels join together or leak blood under the skin. When purpura spots are very small, they are called petechiae. Large purpura are called ecchymoses. Platelets help the blood clot. A person with purpura may have normal platelet counts (nonthrombocytopenic purpuras) or low platelet counts (thrombocytopenic purpuras). See your doctor. ...Read more
I am trying to figure out what purple dots under the skin could be. My son is 4 yo.. Nothing is raised and looks like someone took a marker & did it?
Petechial rash?: This may be what we call a "petechial rash" which is like little tiny pinpoint blood blisters under the skin. What is the location? Eye or face? Does he have a cough? What is the distribution? a cluster that makes a shape? or scattered? Can be caused by a variety of things ranging from trauma to childhood leukemia. Definitely needs an evaluation. May need blood work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My skin looks like it has veins running through it everywhere. They are smaller and reddish/purple. Is this normal?
Spider veins?: Veins are highly variable. Some people have very visible veins and others seem to have none. What you describe sounds like spider veins. These are tiny abnormal veins that may be a simple cosmetic issue but could indicate something bigger going on with the underlying larger veins. If these bother you, see a vein specialist who can answer that question and offer the best treatment options. ...Read more
I have 3 little bumps on my foot. The skin surrounding it is starting to become purple. It hurts to the touch and looks like it's filled with pus.
Purple black looking two spots in the inner thigh close to stretch marks no bumps looks like under the skin I have put on allot of weight any ideas?
Ruptured vein?: Your spots seem to result from ruptured blood vessels under the skin. Have you had any recent bruising or trauma from athletic activities, or from clothing rubbing? Though unlikely to be a health risk, your medical provider should be able to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
From the front of the ear it looks like I have a shallow purple dent but when you feel it it's like a hard bead under the skin that hurts when touched?
I have a purple bump on my skin over my left hip also looks kinda of whiite looks bruises doest hurt unless I touch it and it feels hard. Help?
Sounds benign: This sounds benign but without an exam it is not possible for me to 100% tell you it is nothing to worry about. I would recommend you have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more
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