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Doctor insights on: Purple Discoloration On The Buttocks And Legs

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Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
Once
Wear support stockings
Daily
Check cholesterol medications
Once
Exercise
30 Min, Daily, forever
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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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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

Have your iron level checked
Once
Take medication as prescribed
Once
Reduce caffeine intake
Once
Quit smoking
Once
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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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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

Take a hot bath
once every night
Exercise
daily
Massage
weekly
Avoid caffeine
daily
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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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