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I notice that my husband has a small purple spot on his earlobe. Should this be of concern........or is it a hickey.?

I notice that my husband has a small purple spot on his earlobe. Should this be of concern........or is it a hickey.?

Purple spot: If it is a single small purple spot it is likely a type of benign nevus or hemangioma. A hickey would generally be at least 2-3 cm in diameter, and that is not "small" by dermatologic standards. If it gets larger, changes colors, etc, it should be examined and possibly biopsied by a physician. ...Read more

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I have purple veins behind my right ear all coming from one spot. It is also a bit painful, what could this be?

I have purple veins behind my right ear all coming from one spot. It is also a bit painful, what could this be?

Incompetent vein: It is hard to say without seeing it but this is often due to a small vein that has leaking valves. This causes it to have too much pressure and the smaller veins connected to it enlarge. It can be treated quickly with a 940nm laser. ...Read more

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My son has purple circular spots in his ear and they r spreading up onto his scalp as time goes by? Help.

My son has purple circular spots in his ear and they r spreading up onto his scalp as time goes by? Help.

See your doc: Describing dermatologic phenomenon is an exercise in futility. I would take him in and have these looked at. There are a number of innocent possibilities, and a few not so innocent, but a trained professional can identify them readily. ...Read more

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Hello, I just noticed today that I have 4-8 circular purple spots on my right ear, but it doesn't hurt & no pain. Should I go to the doctor?

Hello, I just noticed today that I have 4-8 circular purple spots on my right ear, but it doesn't hurt & no pain. Should I go to the doctor?

? probably: If the spots go away within the week, then no worries, It could have been a dermal allergic reaction. If they persist however, or grow rapidly, you need to see a dermatologist. It is probably benign, but you don't want a melanomatous process to get started. ...Read more

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Rash on left ear. Extremely itchy. Swelling. Purplish black spot appeared on right ear this morning. Can this spread to my face? Should I be worried?

Rash on left ear. Extremely itchy. Swelling. Purplish black spot appeared on right ear this morning. Can this spread to my face? Should I be worried?

Rash: The rash on your left ear may be due to eczema or seborrhea. The purplish spot on your right ear may be a hematoma secondary to trauma. See a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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Red spot on earlobe?

Red spot on earlobe?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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The bottom of my earlobe is purple it don't hurt, itch, burn, or a no bump

The bottom of my earlobe is purple it don't hurt, itch, burn, or a no bump

No: No nodule? No pain? No itching? No skin irregularity? No trauma? The ENT doctors can add to this. I do not know the cause of your your purple earlobe. From an acupuncture standpoint, it may result from stagnant energy and blood. The ear is considered a microsystem which reflects the health of the body. Lesions on the ear often correspond to illness in specific areas or organs of the body. A medical acupuncturist can use a point finder to locate a specific point or points on your ear that are indicative of lack of health in the corresponding part of your body. It is remarkable how accurate aricular acupuncture can be. There are many doctors (md's and do's) in the United States who practice acupuncture. The practice of acupuncture has spread from both asia and europe to the us. ...Read more

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My earlobe was pierced about a month ago and in a different spot a year before now scar tissue is formed how do I make my earlobes look normal again?

My earlobe was pierced about a month ago and in a different spot a year before now scar tissue is formed how do I make my earlobes look normal again?

Difficult: First see how it heals up in the next 3 months. If it doesn't, then you may have to live with it but may also consult a plastic surgeon to see what he can do for you. ...Read more

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I have like a tiny lump/spot behind my ear on my earlobe?

I have like a tiny lump/spot behind my ear on my earlobe?

Uncertain: This depends on the consistency of this tiny spot. Your physician would consider whether his fat, cartilage, or some other type of nodule. It depends on your total health status. If not completely clear your physician may have you see a dermatologist ...Read more

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Every time I Chew my food, my jaw slowly makes it harder for me to continue. No pain but a tender spot behind my earlobe?

Every time I Chew my food, my jaw slowly makes it harder for me to continue. No pain but a tender spot behind my earlobe?

Evaulation needed: These types of issues cannot be properly diagnosed over the internet. I suggest you start by seeing a local dentist for a complete and thorough clinical exam, along with a history of your symptoms, when it started, how often, how intense, getting better or worse, etc. Although it sounds like it might be related to your TMJoint, it can also be a host of other issues. Please set up an appointment. ...Read more

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Red spot on earlobe a few hours ago. Red stop is still there, but the bottom of the earlobe is bruised (like blood pooling). What could it be?

Red spot on earlobe a few hours ago. Red stop is still there, but the bottom of the earlobe is bruised (like blood pooling). What could it be?

Hard to say: Hypersensitivity rxn to earrings comes to mind - is that feasible with the type of earrings you have recently worn? Certain metals, esp nickel alloys, are very sensitizing. Hydrocortisone cream and avoiding further contact would help if that's the cause. ...Read more

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My two ear old's earlobe was red and swollen for two weeks and now it turned purple with a small grey/pale area in the middle. What can this be?

My two ear old's earlobe was red and swollen for two weeks and now it turned purple with a small grey/pale area in the middle. What can this be?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I had a pimple on my ear lobe that is painful and the back of my earlobe is dark purple?

I had a pimple on my ear lobe that is painful and the back of my earlobe is dark purple?

See below: Inclusion cysts are common in earlobe. Occasionally they get infected. See ENT doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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I have a bruise and a knot under the skin on my earlobe. It is sore. I am not sure what it could be. It is reddish purple color and it is swollen?

I have a bruise and a knot under the skin on my earlobe. It is sore. I am not sure what it could be. It is reddish purple color and it is swollen?

Reddish purple knot: What you are describing may be a bruise, a vascular lesion or a small skin infection. Best to have your primary care provider or ENT specialist examine you to determine how best to treat and resolve it. ...Read more

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Painful spot behind ear and a tender swollem bump below the spot near earlobe. What is it? Its the right ear and been there since 3 days bump since 1

Painful spot behind ear and a tender swollem bump below the spot near earlobe. What is it? Its the right ear and been there since 3 days bump since 1

Reactive lymph node: You may have a small infection there with a reactive lymph node right below it. If this fails to resolve then see your dr. To make sure there is nothing suspicious that needs a biopsy. We can get infections at a hair follicle that may be causing the tenderness. Get it checked if it doesn't resolve. ...Read more

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What can cause a purple spot on my face?

What can cause a purple spot on my face?

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.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a purple spot under my scab?

Is it normal to have a purple spot under my scab?

Can be: This may represent traumatic staining of the skin called purpura. See your doctor if the skin doesn't heal normally after the scab is gone and the skin healed. ...Read more

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Brownish purple spot on tongue, should I be concerned?

Brownish purple spot on tongue, should I be concerned?

Probably Not: It is most likely normal, but see your dentist to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a large purple spot in the centre of my toungue. It is painless and not raised?

I have a large purple spot in the centre of my toungue. It is painless and not raised?

Watch and wait: Could it be that it is normal area of the tongue? I trust that you are keeping up with your oral hygiene. If there are no symptoms, you may watch and wait. If it bleeds, ulcerates, swells or becomes painful, see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have a dark, purple spot-type thing on my groin area and it is causing some discomfort.

I have a dark, purple spot-type thing on my groin area and it is causing some discomfort.

Exam needed: The description is nonspecific and a physician will need to examine you in order to advise you about the nature of this lesion. ...Read more

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Slightly raised spot was bright red with a kinda purple center to pinkish brown with a darker center no itch no pain what could it be?

Slightly raised spot was bright red with a kinda purple center to pinkish brown with a darker center no itch no pain what could it be?

See doctor: Without actually seeing the spot, it is hard to make a diagnosis. Get in to see your doctor asap. From there, he/she can make recommendations and/or referal to dermatologist. A biopsy would help. ...Read more

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I have a light purple spot on my finger that hurts when I touch it, this is the second time this has happened, it fades away slowly. What is it?

I have a light purple spot on my finger that hurts when I touch it, this is the second time this has happened, it fades away slowly. What is it?

Vessel: This suggests a blood vessel since it fades. Since it is tender your physician will have to evaluate what type of vessel is involved and why it is tender. ...Read more

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I was bitten by 3-4 ants on Nov. 7, and the spot swelled up that Sunday morning and is still swollen today, it's turning pinkish purple, what do I do?

Not much: This is a toxic reaction to ant saliva and it will resolve. Perhaps applying cold compress or a dab of otc hydrocortisone will help. If redness begins enlarging or pain worsens, then an antibiotic is indicated. ...Read more

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What would a purple spot on my lip be?

What would a purple spot on my lip be?

Lip lesion: Typically these are small hemangiomas, benign collections of blood vessels. ...Read more

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I have a purple spot on my breast for weeks?

I have a purple spot on my breast for weeks?

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.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Purple mark after squeezing spot. What could it be?

Pinching a sore: Most mothers would tell you not to pinch or pick at lumps, bumps and sores.

This sounds like you have bruised the tissue around the spot and this may prolong the healing of the sore.

If it grows, becomes more painful or does not heal you will need to be seen. ...Read more

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Why do I have a dark purple spot on my tounge all of a sudden?

Why do I have a dark purple spot on my tounge all of a sudden?

Biting tongue: Did you bite your tongue? Trauma can cause this. ...Read more

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I have a dark blue-purple spot on part of my anus and it doesn't bother me at all, but I just don't understand what it is.

I have a dark blue-purple spot on part of my anus and it doesn't bother me at all, but I just don't understand what it is.

May be small blood: Maybe a small blood vessel dilation. And the location it could be related to hemorrhoid or could be a small hemangioma.You need to see your physician to get it clarified ...Read more

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Noticed a purple spot on my foreskin this morning. Bout the size of a quarter. On the outside and on top. Just wondering what it might be?

Noticed a purple spot on my foreskin this morning. Bout the size of a quarter. On the outside and on top. Just wondering what it might be?

Purple spot: It sounds like a possible bruise. See your doctor or send a picture. If you have any other spots or bleeding be seen. All the best. ...Read more

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There's an upraised bump on my back, it's round and has turned to a dark purple color. It has appeared in the same spot and disappears. What is it?

There's an upraised bump on my back, it's round and has turned to a dark purple color. It has appeared in the same spot and disappears. What is it?

Can't tell for sure.: Bumps can be lots of things. It's hard to say without seeing it. It may be a cyst, or clogged oil gland. Any new bump should be checked by a doc, though. If pain, fever, increased redness, warmth, get checked asap. ...Read more

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Cause of purple spot on penis?

Cause of purple spot on penis?

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.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have a small purple spot near my penis?

I have a small purple spot near my penis?

Need more info...: At which part of penis? At penile erection or flaccidity? Having any associated symptoms? How long it has been? . .. More? So, follow instructions/steps described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby it is very likely to find out what it may be so its right care could be provided. Clinically, something purple would lead one to conjecture it could be a blood vessel-related lesion... ...Read more

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My baby has purple spot on his tongue what could it be?

My baby has purple spot on his tongue what could it be?

A few things: It could be a blood vessel, a small blood clot, benign blood growth or something else. Have your pediatrician or pedodontist take a look at it so you will know exactly what it is. ...Read more