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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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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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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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I have tiny purple dots surrounding some bug bites I have on my leg. What are they?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This could be many different things. This way you will get the best treatment. ...Read more

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Pain in buttocks / leg while laying down only. What could be wrong?

Go see your doc: You may need an MRI of the back. Go see your doc. After his exam, you may need steroids (medrol dose pak) and a referral to the physical therapist and a xray or mri, depending on the exam. ...Read more

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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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