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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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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>

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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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)

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 more

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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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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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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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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

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Small purple dot on my knee just below a graze (don't know if this has anything to do with it) I used to be itchy now it's just sore?

Small purple dot on my knee just below a graze (don't know if this has anything to do with it) I used to be itchy now it's just sore?

Purple spot: Could be a blood blister from the injury. If no resolving within 10 days to 2 weeks the see your doctor for review. Look out for signs of infection, redness, pain, heat-- review early if these are present. ...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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Sore leg muscle with swelling and area purple in colour?

Sore leg muscle with swelling and area purple in colour?

A bruise or worse...: Purple color may mean a bruise or bleeding under the skin. A sore muscle can be some bleeding from broken muscle fibers inside the muscle (called a muscle strain). If a person bleeds easily, there can be a hematoma in the muscle. If there are risk factors for a blood clot in the leg, such as recent surgery, injury, taking ocp's, sitting for several hours, etc..., the E.R. Or a doctor should check. ...Read more

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Red itchy blotches on my knees (much worse on my right one) that have now turned purple as well. Any idea? So itchy and sore

Red itchy blotches on my knees (much worse on my right one) that have now turned purple as well. Any idea? So itchy and sore

Can you: Take a good picture and send it in with more info like
chronological description and evolution of rash. Any prior history of rashes, allergies, activity on knees, current medications and history of other medical conditions, etc ...Read more

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I have this sore like thing in the public hair area it started to look like a pimple but now it's purple red what could it be?

I have this sore like thing in the public hair area it started to look like a pimple but now it's purple red what could it be?

Get medical checkup: Any growth which is painless, can be a serious issue. So it is best you get yourself examined by a doctor and get your growth removed if it is suspect for skin cancer (want to be sure it is not melanoma) ...Read more

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I have four purple lumps on my anus not sore even when touched. I also have mucus (a fair bit) I also feel like I need to poo all the time?

I have four purple lumps on my anus not sore even when touched. I also have mucus (a fair bit) I also feel like I need to poo all the time?

Well: Could be several things hemorrhoids anal tags fissures or fistulas. Consult primary care physician for a specific diagnosis and treatment or you could try HealthTap visit with photographs ...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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Hi I have a purple dot on the bottom of my big toe and it's sore it's been there for 2 weeks now and has started to get itchy lately what could it be?

Hi I have a purple dot on the bottom of my big toe and it's sore it's been there for 2 weeks now and has started to get itchy lately what could it be?

Get checked: Most likely a small area of dying tissue and you need to find out why. Worst case: rapid progression of infection or necrosis from vascular disease results in loss of the toe or even the foot. ...Read more

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Yes alot recently its this sore its hurting how can I make it disapear its in my privets anus and mound cant sit warm compress purple swollen white he?

Yes alot recently its this sore its hurting how can I make it disapear its in my privets anus and mound cant sit warm compress purple swollen white he?

I am wondering: From description if you are referring to a hemorrhoid. Medical evaluation can lead to accurate assessment & treatment plan. Take care. ...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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My 3 year old daughter has been complaining of sore moth she has 2 purple spots on inside of her cheek?

My 3 year old daughter has been complaining of sore moth she has 2 purple spots on inside of her cheek?

Sore mouth: The purple spots may have been caused by her biting her cheek, but to be sure she should be checked out by her pediatrician ...Read more

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I have a very sore swollen deep purple lump on my finger. I don't remember cutting and cant see any damage?

I have a very sore swollen deep purple lump on my finger. I don't remember cutting and cant see any damage?

Exam: Without a photo it is impossible to diagnose. I would refer you to a physician form examination and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a cystic pimple on my cheek. Tried popping it and failed. Now it's bigger, purple/black in colour and very sore. What do I do?

I have a cystic pimple on my cheek. Tried popping it and failed. Now it's bigger, purple/black in colour and very sore. What do I do?

See a dermatologist: The acne cyst can be injected with kenalog (triamcinolone) which should help shrink it. Usually trying to pop a pimple creates more inflammation and pain. Your dermatologist may also want to determine if there is any infection there. ...Read more

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What's the difference between rectal abcess and hemorrhoid in anal area? I have a lump at anus, its very sore and looks bit purple/black at end.

What's the difference between rectal abcess and hemorrhoid in anal area? I have a lump at anus, its very sore and looks bit purple/black at end.

Difference: Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum or anus. A rectal abscess is an infection and a collection of pus in the area of the anus and rectum. Both can be painful, lead to swelling, redness, etc. So without an exam it tough to say if you have a hemorrhoid, a thrombosed hemorrhoid, or a rectal abscess. Either way. Gt checked as they all need to be treated. Good luck ...Read more

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I have a sore inside my lip with a white head and a purplish color. The purple area has spread around the sore and onto my outer lip. What is it?

I have a sore inside my lip with a white head and a purplish color. The purple area has spread around the sore and onto my outer lip. What is it?

Herpes?: It sounds like this could be a cold sore, which is typically caused by the herpes simplex I virus. Note that this is not the std-form of herpes, which is generally herpes simplex ii and causes genital herpes. Anti-viral medicines can help. If this is a frequent occurrence, see your pcp for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been bitten by something it was immediately itchy an hour later tender, swollen, still itchy and sore, with a donut shaped purple bruise?

I have been bitten by something it was immediately itchy an hour later tender, swollen, still itchy and sore, with a donut shaped purple bruise?

Wash, and Clean: The area well, Apply Antihistaminic and Antibiotic cream. Take Anti inflammatory medicine. Alsoapply Ice to the area.
If continues to spread, please get examined by MD for more aggressive treatment. ...Read more