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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?

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?

Skin color anus: is this a new change or has it been there? If it has been there it may be normal for you. If it is new, have it checked. It may reflect a change in blood flow or a birth mark. Have your doctor see it. All the best. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 more

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My skin looks like it has veins running through it everywhere. They are smaller and reddish/purple. Is this normal?

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

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I'm 43 me n my husband somewhat active only penatrion is his fingers yet i've got what looks like skin tags first off and my vagina looks purple?

Likely skin tags: In all likelihood these are nothing but skin tags. However, the rule out diagnosis is genital warts. Go see your dermatologist and have him remove them and have them tested to make sure they are not warts. ...Read more

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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.

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.

See Specialist!: It sounds like there may be an infectious process starting with tenderness, discoloration and discharge. Check your temperature and if it is abnormally increased you should be seen and treated clinically as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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

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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