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Red spot on one leg for 2 years.Any solution?

Red spot on one leg for 2 years.Any solution?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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I noticed a red spot on my leg. It's swollen. About 1.25 inch one way and .5 inch the other. There is a small lump but I just considered it a pimple.

I noticed a red spot on my leg. It's swollen. About 1.25 inch one way and .5 inch the other. There is a small lump but I just considered it a pimple.

Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

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I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

Bug bite: You probably got bitten by a bug of some sort - impossible to tell what sort without seeing it in person. Could also be a small staph infection, or a bite that has become infected. Apply warm soaks 2-3 times/day, but if it doesn't resolve in a few days see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a coin size red spot on the back side of my hand. had one on my ankle but its going away.

I have a coin size red spot on the back side of my hand. had one on my ankle but its going away.

Nummular eczema: Hello, Your description may have given it away. This could possibly be nummular eczema. Nummular eczema can appear after a skin injury such as burn or insect bite. Thankfully it has subsided. Be sure if this to seek help from a specialist if it reverses course. ...Read more

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Random red spot on foot - I have two, one on heel and other on front side. They are sore and hurt. Causes?

Random red spot on foot - I have two, one on heel and other on front side. They are sore and hurt. Causes?

Erythema nodosum: The most likely cause of red spots more likely on lower legs but can occur on the human foot is erythema nodosum. These are really a macular (not raised) and are firm under the skin. Consult your local dermatologist. Cortisone is helpful even cortisone injection. ...Read more

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I have a flat, non-itchy dark red spot on my ankle. It doesn't hurt either. It's about the size of a small oval pill. It's definitely not a mole or a scar. I've had it for two weeks. There is only one and I don't have any other symptoms.

I have a flat, non-itchy dark  red spot on my ankle. It doesn't hurt either. It's about the size  of a small oval pill. It's definitely not a mole or a scar. I've had it for two weeks. There is only one and I don't have any other symptoms.

New skin lesion: A new lesion that arises and has been present for two weeks raises the probability that this is trauma related. It could possibly be caused by clothing, or shoes, or even a bug bite. I suggest you monitor the are for changes. If it persists after another week or two with changes, consult your physician. ...Read more

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Hello i have this red spot on my leg now spreading throughout my body?

Hello i have this red spot on my leg now spreading throughout my body?

Below: Spots, rashes and bumps need a visual exam to make an accurate DX Unable to give answer in this format. ...Read more

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I found new, irregularly shaped red spot, 5-6mm, on my leg and i'm curious if I should have it checked out. There is no pain, itching, etc. ?

Yes: I advise my patients that when they notice a new or changing lesion to call and come in for an examination. This conservative approach will always be in your best interest. ...Read more

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There's a red spot appeared on my lower leg. I've tried squeezing but nothing happens (ie; no blood) - Is this bad?

There's a red spot appeared on my lower leg. I've tried squeezing but nothing happens (ie; no blood) - Is this bad?

Red spot: Tye red spot may bean early sign of psoriasis. A dermatologistwill bebetter able to giveyou a definitive diagnosis rather than rendering an opinion, sightunseen ...Read more

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I have a small red spot (can feel like a pimple) on bottom half of my leg. I've squeezed, scrapped, and nothing happens (no blood). What could it be?

I have a small red spot (can feel like a pimple) on bottom half of my leg. I've squeezed, scrapped, and nothing happens (no blood). What could it be?

Cherry: A cherry angioma or a stork bite/capillary can sometimes appear as a bloody stop that doesn't go away. Perhaps seeing a physician in real life to confirm this spot will give you more answers. Good luck ...Read more