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Purple Sore On Back
Taste buds or ?: Could be sore or inflamed taste buds, bacterial or viral infection or something else. Depending upon how sore, other symptoms, and\or how curious as to the cause, see pcp, ENT or dentist. No one can render an accurate diagnosis over the internet, especially sight unseen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Started with cold sore on cheek, sore on roof of month, feel like sores in throat now painful red dots on tip of my tongue.
Could be serious: This sounds like an innocent disease called herpangina from a virus that mostly affects children. And it is possible you have it, if you are exposed to children. However, you are 62. At this age some other more serious things could be happening and I would urge you to see a clinician soon. Meanwhile for comfort you can use warm salt water gargles and Tylenol. Good luck! ...Read more
See a doc: Too many things to list. Go get checked. ...Read more
Strain vs bruise: Pain and soreness about your triceps is most likely do to an injury or overuse problem. You can sustain a bruise with direct blunt trauma, a partial tear or strain with resisted force injury (too heavy a weight or too many repetitions past point of fatigue). A thorough orthopaedic evaluation is warranted if your symptoms are not steadily resolving over the course of a week. ...Read more
Itching sore or rash: Hi without seeing the sore I have to guess a bit. But, given your age i would include in the possible issues psoriasis and/or ringworm. There are some other possibilities but if the itch is persistent and/or your sore is increasing you may need to be seen by a trusted medical provider. ...Read more
Red raw sore on the roof of my mouth. Swollen red bumps on back of tongue and back sides of tongue and white spots on tonsils.
See below: Sounds like a baker's cyst, which is a collection of excess joint fluid which makes it's way out of the knee capsule to the back of the knee between two muscles. It is not a serious condition, but usually indicates an arthritic issue in the knee. It can cause discomfort. Sometimes we drain these but they usually come back. You shoud get your knee examined to determine if this is what it is. ...Read more
Seeing Spots: The tonsils are like two towers manned by soldiers to keep watch for invaders. The folds in the tissue (crypts) are like staircases on the outside of the towers. Occasionally food particles, saliva, and bacteria collect on these stairs and form "white spots" which are debris that has hardened. These are foul smelling and can irritate the tonsils. Manual removal usually helps to resolve issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme
Seek help ASAP: These could be signs of a serious condition. I would go to your local walk-in or emergency room to be evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more
rectal sore: Most possible that you have developed hemorrhoid. See your family doctor or rectal surgery. ...Read more
I have a sore purple lump in the back of my throat? I had a bad cold a 4 weeks ago, and still have a lingering cough. Smoke sometimes...
Lump: You need to have this evaluated by your doctor. This would not be a usual finding after a cold>. ...Read more
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
Is a sore, swollen black/purple bump on back of middle finger dangerous? That is, is it a blood clot that can travel? Or will it dissipate in time>
Depends: If this happens often, see your doctor. They may order some studies to look for a cause. If you recently bumped or injured it in some way it may be from that. However, it is not normal to have a bump that you describe. It would be best to have someone take a look at it today. Take a photo of it with your cell phone to help your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a cough slight sore throat on swolling but either side of my tongue at the very back has purple looking marks or bumps jayne?
Could be normal: You have large bumps on the very back of your tongue called circumvallate papilla they are used in taste. Patients who look at their tongue in the mirror sometimes see them and get worried. They are totally normal. If you are still concerned, please see a physician and let them look at it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had left arm soreness& underneath shoulder blade. It's difficult to brush my hair it gets tired immediately even turns slightly purple. I don't know what to think or do. My upper back feels achy and even my left breast seems to hurt. Please any in
Have a cyst on my back it is purple my bra strap is irrating the bump and it is tender.I lanced it nothing came out but blood it is swollen?
Cysts are common: Cysts are very common, and many people will have them removed by a general surgeon. this is technically very easy and can be done under local anesthesia in the clinic or in the operating room. the most common reason to have one removed is because it is bothersome or causes pain. Healing after surgery usually occurs within 2 to 3 weeks with minimal discomfort or pain. ...Read more
lump inner thigh tender, feels flat on surface but like a ball if squeezed. After squeezed it turned a little purple. It goes away and comes back?
Persistent: A skin lesion that is bothersome and does not resolve, should get checked by a physician. ...Read more
I have a bad back. L3-l5 herniation and deg. Disc dis. It's been sore lately and i noticed the skin in the area is red/purplish and blotchy. Worry?
Possible worry.: If you have been using a heating pad a lot, the rash could be due to that - a condition called erythema ab igne - which is sometimes precancerous. If you are not using a heating pad, it could be shingles, or another type of skin infection. Either way, you should be examined by a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would cause chronic pain in lower back and R leg? (2.5 years: sharp pain, tingling, numbness, weakness, purple color in R leg at times, cramping in calf, severe flare ups at times, tender touch)
Exam and XRays: Problems in your lumbar spine could explain the pain, tingling, numbness and weakness, but not the purple color , cramps and tenderness of your calf. You need to see your physician for an examination, appropriate XRays and other tests to clarify the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES: Definitely have this area checked.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have an almost dark purple bump near the vaginal opening. It was quite sore to the touch this morning and am terrified of warts. Help?
Bite with three dots in the middle, with 3mm of open flesh then is a ring of normal color skin and another larger ring of bruised purple skin/sore?
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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 theres no saying what bit him? Could be a toxin of some sort. ...Read more
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
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