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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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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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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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After falling flat on my buttocks two weeks ago, I still have a lot of pain when I have to take a step up putting my weight on either leg. ?

After falling flat on my buttocks two weeks ago, I still have a lot of pain when I have to take a step up putting my weight on either leg.  ?

Pain: You may have bruised your muscles or even your tail bone. Since it has been 2 weeks, see your dr. for an examination and treatment. ...Read more

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I woke up with 2 areas of petechiae on my leg. No injury or med use. It's definitely petechiae..One of them turning purple other still red. Concern?

I woke up with 2 areas of petechiae on my leg. No injury or med use. It's definitely petechiae..One of them turning purple other still red. Concern?

No cause for anxiety: One or two petechiae does not mean anything serious. I would ask you to watch for any more of them appearing. If there are many more like 10 or more then you may have a cause for some concern in which case you should go see your primary care doctor and request a CBC and platelet count done. But it very unlikely that you will have to go that far. Good luck. ...Read more

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