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Painful Purple Toes
I suffer severe leg and foots cramps at night. Woke up to a very painful red/ purple toe. Painful to touch or walk on. No injury as I was in bed.?
Be seen: I would certainly recommend you be seen. Among potential considerations such as arterial insufficiency, or potentially inflammatory or infectious causes. An exam would go a long way in determining the likely cause. ...Read more
About time: You checked It out. ..." Purple lumps" aren't normal.... ...Read more
I have a purple spot onmy big toe. It itched badly the first day but hasn't since. It is not painful. I'm also diabetic.
Diabetic: I tell all my diabetic patients no matter how minor you may think it is always get it checked because its possible to lead to something much more serious. ...Read more
My little toe is purple on top, itchy, dry and slightly painful, very sensitive to heat and have not stubbed it or hit it, what could it be?
My big toe is swollen from a bug bite so I wrapped it. The tip of my toe that was sticking out of wrap is dark purple now. It is painful if touched?
Skin Infections: There is a world wide deadly epidemic with a drug resistant staph causing abscesses and sores that are universally described by patients a 'bug bites'. Since this surely sounds like one of those I would advise that you get seen within the next 24 hours by your family physician. ...Read more
My big toe is swollen from a bug bite so I wrapped it. The tip of my toe that was sticking out of wrap is dark purple now. Wis very painful if touched?
I was diagnosed with Essential Thrombosytosis. This all started with my toe turning purple and painful. I've had us of legs. Nothing was found. Now what?
ET: Likely your purple toe was related to ET, but maybe not. 1st have your MD explain how ET was diagnosed and what treatment goals are. That is too difficult to communicate in 400 characters. But generally normalization of platelet and WBC values is desired. ...Read more
Insect bite painful, swollen, has reddish purple color, and is a white pimple- like bump that popped. It is on a toddler's second toe.
Is what it sounds like. A small area like a toddlers toe will swell impressive. My favorite treatment for insect/ spider bites is a raw onion... Slice it and rub on the affected bite area tl the juice is dry (a couple minutes). It neutralizes the toxin and reduces swelling.
If it is painful or getting worse, see your child's doctor. ...Read more
Sore, purple bruised big toe to the bottom/side. Now white spots appeared in the centre. Really painful & can't walk properly. Do exercise regularly.?
Down under the toe.: It sounds as though you've managed to injure the toe. Bruising is a sign of underlying tissue damage and steps should be taken to minimize further damage. Exercising should be eliminated until the effects of the injury are under control. Ice compression, elevation and rest are the mainstays of treatment. To remove all doubt, have the toe x-rayed and examined to assess the degree of injury. ...Read more
There are 2 painful, deep red-purple bumps on the ball of my foot near the smallest toe, and 1 on the inside arch toward the heel. What could it be?
Need more info: Hard to say for sure without a complete history and examination. See the podiatrist! Could be a bruise or a swollen vessel, but if there was no associated trauma, could have been a vessel that popped or a growth. Have it checked! ...Read more
Had ingrown toenails cauterized a month ago. Half of toenail is yellow now and whole toe is purple/swollen. Painful and tender to the touch. Plz help!
Spot on bottom of foot. Very painful. Dr says not planters wart. Turned purple with spots under it. What could it be?
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
How long does swelling last? 4.5 days ago foot got crushed. Still swollen, purple. Use Ace Bandage? Not painful. Not walking much. Xray negative.
I have a hard green/purple bump on the arch of my foot. It's painful when I walk on it or stand on it. It got bigger had for couple months help please?
Have rsd getting worse had episode of pain then looked down at foot something moving protruding turned skin purple then went away very painful what is?
I'm getting tiny purple/red bumps on my hands and one on the bottom of my foot. They are very painful and my hands ache. No fluids in them either.?
Red/purple blemish on sole of mother's foot, (48 yrs) About 7mm not painful or itchy, no history of skin cancer what benign condition could cause this?
Impossible to give you a diagnosis over the internet. A dark purple discoloration of the toes can come from a circulation issue, either a blockage or vasospasm (arteries that constrict causing less blood to flow), and sometimes, rarely, a small clot that breaks off from higher up in the body that occludes a small artery.
It's important you see your doctor about this as soon as possible. ...Read more
Depends on where/why: That description does not tell me much. Was there injury? How long have these purple marks been there? Are there other symptoms such as pain, itching, temperature changes of skin? I think it best to see a podiatrist for pcp for evaluation. ...Read more
See below: It is a constriction of the blood vessels on exposure to cold. ...Read more
It could be a bruise or infection.
See a podiatrist. ...Read more
No: Without seeing it, can't tell you anything else, so visit a doctor to take a look at it. ...Read more
Wider shoes: Your shoes are squeezing your toes too tight ...Read more
Venous congestion: Sounds like the most likely culpritGet a more detailed answer ›
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