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Purple sore toe?

Purple sore toe?

Pressure points: Patients who are bed bound and not being rotated consistently...Resulting in pressure points which cause skin necrosis. ...Read more

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Purple sore in mouth, what can it be, and only lasting a day?

Purple sore in mouth, what can it be, and only lasting a day?

Blood blister: Most likely a blood blister caused by trauma such as biting yourself. If it goes away after only one day and there is no pain or swelling associated with it than I don't think you have anything to worry about. ...Read more

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I have purple sore spots on my vagina and I am concerned can you help me?

I have purple sore spots on my vagina and I am concerned can you help me?

Sore spots: I don't really know what the sore spots would be without a more detailed history and physical exam. If you had rough sex, or any trauma to the vaginal area, that certainly could cause Purple "bruise" like sore spots. If they do not resolve then have the GYN look at them. Good luck. ...Read more

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I banged the side of my knee on like a wooden bench, I have a bruise &it was green dark, now today it's purple &sore Is it ok? &When will it go away?

I banged the side of my knee on like a wooden bench, I have a bruise &it was green dark, now today it's purple &sore Is it ok? &When will it go away?

Should be ok: Bruises will become darker and sore as times goes by. If you can walk, bend, flex your knee without falling over, you probably do not need an X ray. Rest, Ice, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) light wrap can help. If worse get checked. Feel good. ...Read more

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I av a solid purple sore and itchy lump on mons pubis. Not been sexually active for 2 years. Never had sti wat could it be been there for months?

I av a solid purple sore and itchy lump on mons pubis. Not been sexually active for 2 years. Never had sti wat could it be been there for months?

Possible cyst: What you are describing could be a cyst, hemangioma, or less likely skin cancer. Hard to say without a photo. It is not an STI, but you should still see your doctor to get a positive ID on what it is. Ingrown hairs are common in that area, but usually are not purple. Moles/nevi can appear anywhere, and you may have developed one there, but it shouldn't itch. Best to have it checked out! ...Read more

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What causes : rapid appearance of brown spots on nose, under eyes, forehead. Feet cold and turn purple, sore breasts, acid reflux, popping joints?

What causes : rapid appearance of brown spots on nose, under eyes, forehead. Feet cold and turn purple, sore breasts, acid reflux, popping joints?

See your doctor: You have too many conditions happening at the same time to be able to address them here, without having a physical examination done by your doctor. It sounds like it's time to be seen for your annual physical, and to address these concerns with her/him. After the exam, s/he will know what other tests to order. You may want to have your vitamin d3, and micronutrient level checked as well. ...Read more

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Purple red sore on shin itching taken a while to heal?

See dermatologist: A sore that does not heal is a "red flag" for skin cancer. Please see your primary care doctor or dermatologist for examination. ...Read more

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I was shaving my husbands hair (so no trauma) and the vein in the middle of my arm burst and left my arm purple and very sore. What's going on?!

I was shaving my husbands hair (so no trauma) and the vein in the middle of my arm burst and left my arm purple and very sore. What's going on?!

Black and blue: If a vein should burst then what you will see is the formation of discoloration of the skin around the area of the burst vein. This is what we call a black and blue area (ecchymosis). Over several more days this will slowly fade and disappear. ...Read more

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Sore, purple bruised big toe to the bottom/side. Now white spots appeared in the centre. Really painful & can't walk properly. Do exercise regularly.?

Sore, purple bruised big toe to the bottom/side. Now white spots appeared in the centre. Really painful & can't walk properly. Do exercise regularly.?

Down under the toe.: It sounds as though you've managed to injure the toe. Bruising is a sign of underlying tissue damage and steps should be taken to minimize further damage. Exercising should be eliminated until the effects of the injury are under control. Ice compression, elevation and rest are the mainstays of treatment. To remove all doubt, have the toe x-rayed and examined to assess the degree of injury. ...Read more

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Small dark purple blister/canker sore inside of bottom lip. What is it??

Small dark purple blister/canker sore inside of bottom lip. What is it??

Hard to say: Could be something simple as a minor injury or small viral outbreak such as canker sore or aphthous ulcer but you need to get in with your dentist to make a proper determination. ...Read more

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I squeezed a bump on my inner thigh around the area I have stretch marks and it is now swollen purple and is extremely sore when I move or touch it?

I squeezed a bump on my inner thigh around the area I have stretch marks and it is now swollen purple and is extremely sore when I move or touch it?

Evaluation: Get this checked by your physician or at Urgent Care. You might starting to have worsening of your infection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My bellybutton is really sore and purple and red inside its been 2weeks since my gallbladder surgery there is a clear plastic over it so I cant clean it. .

My bellybutton is really sore and purple and red inside its been 2weeks since my gallbladder surgery there is a clear plastic over it so I cant clean it. .

Red: I'm surprised you haven't followed up with your surgeon, yet after having your operation 2 weeks ago. Since another colleague did your operation, I don't feel it is appropriate for me to tell you to remove the plastic dressing so better call him or her ASAP. You may have a wound infection. ...Read more

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Lap gallbladder surgery a week ago bruise around belly button was yellow then green now getting purple in it and sore? Is this normal it was not sore?

Lap gallbladder surgery a week ago bruise around belly button was yellow then green now getting purple in it and sore? Is this normal it was not sore?

Normal: You are describing how a laparoscopic GB is performed. The approach to placing the scope requires severeal ports, one being near the umbilicus. At times when there is some of blood at the site under the skin, the hemoglobin breaks down with the sequence moving from purple to eventual yellow of the fial degredation to bile pigment. ...Read more

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I pulled back my 2 year olds foreskin back to clean in side and noticed it's very purple and it seems to be sore to him as he was crying and riggling?

I pulled back my 2 year olds foreskin back to clean in side and noticed it's very purple and it seems to be sore to him as he was crying and riggling?

See answer: A purplish discoloration to uncircumcised penis is quite normal. Often, within the first 3-4 years, you may notice an accumulation of a whitish, cheesy-like substance around the base of the head of the penis (coronal margin) which may also be associated with some redness. This is the body's normal response to help separate the adherent inner foreskin from the coronal margin. Continue good hygiene. ...Read more

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Hard bumps around where butt meets thigh. Sore and leave a purple dot when "healed" what is it?

Hard bumps around where butt meets thigh. Sore and leave a purple dot when "healed" what is it?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Pea size bump under skin was sore for couple weeks. Never bothered me before. Yesterday it reduced size and I have purple/blue color 2 inches around it?

Pea size bump under skin was sore for couple weeks. Never bothered me before. Yesterday it reduced size and I have purple/blue color 2 inches around it?

Did it get: Traumatized. Usually purple/bluish discoloration is suggestive of a bruise, or trauma to the local small bloood vessells that leads to blood leaking around the area. If you are really worried about the area, consider having a doctor taking a look at it. It may just very well be a superficial cyst that was inflamed and has some localized bruising, but hard to say without seeing it myself. ...Read more

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Max has 2 hard bites on his right foot they r turning purple and he says they're sore?

Max has 2 hard bites on his right foot they r turning purple and he says they're sore?

Bites: Take max to the doctor to be checked. A bite turning blue indicates some form of toxin or blood. Given that he is 4 years old and that you live in australia there's no saying what bit him? Could be a toxin of some sort. ...Read more

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My nipples have been sore for about 1 1/2 weeks now. They are swollen and purple/red. They hurt to touch them especially when hard?

Sore nipples: More history is needed to begin with. Look for things light tight bras, change in skin care products, excessive irritation of the nipples. Otherwise, try tea bag compresses (cool). That will sooth the nipples. If there is any discharge or redness getting worse, see your doc. ...Read more