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Purple Skin Spots
I had a bad fall and my lower back locked on me. Now I have purple, reddish spots on skin in the same place it's locked. What is that?
Bruise?: Is it like a bruise? Could be secondary to fall and a bruise, local hematoma. Or have you put heating pad on it or some muscle cream, gel that you reacted to locally? ...Read more
Could low dose asa therapy cause you to bruise more easily and to develop purple spots on skin? I am also on HRT and lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) for hypertension.
Yes: That is a common effect of low dose Aspirin due to the inhibition of blood platelets. If your hypertension is well controlled it can still happen but is more likely if not controlled. As one gets older the skin gets thinner and capillaries get more fragile and tear easier which makes these bruises appear more often. ...Read more
My daughter had pointed out these reddish purple spots on the back of my head that were never there before. Not itchy or raised up.?
I have been itchy all over for a couple of weeks and also have small purple spots under the skin on the thighs, what could cause this?
I washed my nose with a facial rock then it peel off my skin and dry it off now it's heeling but I have purple/dark spots on my nose what should I do?
Wait for 2-4 weeks: Most facial peels take 2-4 weeks for primary healing and another 4-6 weeks for complete healing. The purplish spots are usually benign or indicate blood near the surface. Occasionally they can be more significant indicating conditions like rosacea or skin cancer. Wait at least 4 weeks, but preferably 10 weeks from the peel. If still visible, then see a skin doctor ...Read more
Deep 1" heel cut closed about 3 weeks ago. Wound is mostly pink but some purple and black spots came up below the skin, no pain or disch, is it normal?
Probabely Normal: It is most probabely normal and what you see might be a hematoma (collection of clotted blood)which is slowly resolving ...Read more
I get purple vaginal spots near my vagina and I get under the skin spots too. What does this mean? Will these mark? How can I get them to stop coming
It would be best: If these lesions were visualized with a history. Right now we would be guessing about what the cause is. Recommend in -person medical assessment for accurate diagnosis and recommendations. ...Read more
Purple black looking two spots in the inner thigh close to stretch marks no bumps looks like under the skin I have put on allot of weight any ideas?
Ruptured vein?: Your spots seem to result from ruptured blood vessels under the skin. Have you had any recent bruising or trauma from athletic activities, or from clothing rubbing? Though unlikely to be a health risk, your medical provider should be able to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
I have purple spots on my skin and 101F fever. I also have some headache. Should I see a doc or will paracetamol be enough?
Got purple line around lower penis head with white/yellow spots never had sex nor had fore skin removed what is it been there a few months now?
Schmegma: Sounds like the substance that forms in uncircumcised males. Be sure to pull the foreskin back and clean the area with soap and water daily. If this persists after a week you should see a doc. ...Read more
I have dysautonomia, all day today my heart rate is ~56bpm & I have been cold, my skin has red/purple spots. This is the opposite of my usual. Any advice on how to regulate and raise my pulse/ temp?
56=ok: There's nothing wrong with a heart rate of 56 - don't try to change it. I suggest you wear warmer clothing - it will make you more comfortable, probably will make the red/purple spots go away, is free/inexpensive, has no side effects, and won't interact with your other meds. ...Read more
I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped). Brown spots on arms?
Can't diagnose with: This info. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more
Tender skin on my leg that starts to itch, thn turns to bright purple spots all up my thigh with deep black bruising. What is it?
See a doctor: The pain and bruising concern me. Please see a doctor for an examination and appropriate testing. ...Read more
I have a few deep purple spots around the head of my penis, is this just some kind of period or an std?
Breakout every 4-7 weeks in lesions, abrasions, leaves scars and purple bruises. Entire body. Minor burn/ itching and spots darkening in skin. Ideas?
Skin is being weird: I would get to a doctor with this right away. Especially with it leaving scars, you want to get to the bottom of what's going on, even if it's something as simple as acne. Other things that come to mind include staph infections, drug allergies, or other less common systemic skin allergies. ...Read more
What would purple marks on the lips be? Like spots, almost like bruising/blood under skin but doesn't hurt. Could this be an std? Its not a cold sore.
Purple marks on lips: You have to see your doctor or a dermatologist to have a proper diagnosis. There are a number of different possibilities. The most likely is a vascular one such as a venous lake. However many lesions on the lips can reflect a systemic condition like osler-weber-rendu. ...Read more
See Your Doctor: Unfortunately, it is something that would need to be seen to diagnose. Please see your doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more
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