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Dr. Robert Jackson
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Several sore red spots are appearing on my legs and buttocks, and are leaving behind purple marks that wont go away, what could this be?

Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
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Several sore red spots are appearing on my legs and buttocks, and are leaving behind purple marks that wont go away, what could this be?

Probably: This is probably folliculitis or small boils. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Board Certified, Pediatrics
25 years in practice
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About 1 week ago i developed purple red spots all over my legs , stomach and buttocks. I was taking azithromycin for URI when it began.?

Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Board Certified, Pediatrics
25 years in practice
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About 1 week ago i developed purple red spots all over my legs , stomach and buttocks. I was taking azithromycin for URI when it began.?

Rash: Rash may be a symptom of a viral illness - URI (viral exanthem) or possibly an allergic reaction to antiiotic. ...Read more

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Dr. Derek Farley
Board Certified, Urgent Care
19 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Derek Farley
Board Certified, Urgent Care
19 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Natalie Sieb
Board Certified, Family Medicine
9 years in practice
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My whole left side is hurting like my leg and my buttocks left side and my side what does this mean?

Dr. Natalie Sieb
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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My whole left side is hurting like my leg and my buttocks left side and my side what does this mean?

Sciatica?: It's possible you are experiencing sciatica which is the irritation of the large sciatic nerve that starts around where your hip is and runs down in your buttocks and down your leg. When it is inflamed or irritated it can cause quite a bit of pain. You can try some naproxen or ibuprofen and heat but if this does not work you may need to see your doctor for stronger treatments. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Dr. James Cunnar
Board Certified, Family Medicine
22 years in practice
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Dr. Clarke Holmes
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
18 years in practice
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Is it normal to have purple patches on the leg, over a week after a car accident?

Dr. Clarke Holmes
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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I do single leg lunges and side lunges to stretch. Now feeling left back just above my left buttocks is paining. Should i stop? What do I do?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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I do single leg lunges and side lunges to stretch. Now feeling left back just above my left buttocks is paining. Should i stop? What do I do?

Stop it: Lunges really are more for quads and hamstrings than the lower back. If a specific exercise hurts then stop doing it. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
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I have tiny purple dots surrounding some bug bites I have on my leg. What are they?

Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
10M people helped

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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Dr. Jeffrey Ng
Board Certified, Family Medicine
26 years in practice
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Pain in buttocks / leg while laying down only. What could be wrong?

Dr. Jeffrey Ng
Board Certified, Family Medicine
26 years in practice
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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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