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I noticed purple spot on my leg and i took blood test. My prothrombin level was 120 (normaly it must be 70-100) how can it effect on my health?

I noticed purple spot on my leg and i took blood test.  My prothrombin level was 120 (normaly it must be 70-100)  how can it effect on my health?

Not likely: Your "coumadin nurse" or whomever helps you keep range 70-100 should be consulted for advice. They will likely suggest you take 1/2 dose for one evening, as you are not very far from target range. ...Read more

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I have a raised purple spot on my leg which has been there for quite some time now. Around it are rash-like marks and it all itches. Any clues?

I have a raised purple spot on my leg which has been there for quite some time now. Around it are rash-like marks and it all itches. Any clues?

Exam needed: If the discolored lesion is only days old, it could have been an insect bite with some leakage of blood under the skin. The associated itching makes this more likely but the lesion would clear after 10 days or so. Cortisone type ointment would relieve the itch. If this lesion has been present for weeks it's best to have it examined by your physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a very light blue/purple/gray spot on my leg. It is very small. I thought it was a bruise but it does not hurt. Could it be skin cancer?

I have a very light blue/purple/gray spot on my leg. It is very small. I thought it was a bruise but it does not hurt. Could it be skin cancer?

See your derm: While skin cancer in a 21 year old is rare, it does occur occasionally. Any new skin lesion or one that is changing should be brought to the attention of your dermatologist. And remember to protect your skin. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and try to cover up as much as possible when outdoors for prolonged periods of time. ...Read more

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My mother has a big black purple ish spot on her leg. I don't think its a bruise. I remember my friend said to ask a docotor cause it might be a clot?

My mother has a big black purple ish spot on her leg. I don't think its a bruise. I remember my friend said to ask a docotor cause it might be a clot?

Go see her doctor: Take your mom to see her family doctor who can make the diagnosis. There's not enough information w/o seeing spot so all i can do is speculate which does you/her no good. Be sure to bring in all medications (prescription ; over-the-counter) as well as dietary supplements eg herbs, pills, powders, etc, as spot may be a drug-drug-supplement interaction. ...Read more

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Ihave purple spot like marks come up on my legs tiday dint dissapear under glass am 67?

Ihave purple spot like marks come up on my legs tiday dint dissapear under glass am 67?

See doctor: Purple spots may be indicative of an illness called idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001562/#adam_000535.Disease.Prognosis) which involves blood clots forming due to one having too many platelets. It could also be a sign of easy bruising due to anemia, etc. Either way, it requires physician evaluation. ...Read more

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A week ago i discovered a purple bruise-like spot on the back of my leg, but its painless. It is almond-shaped, what could it be? Purpura?

A week ago i discovered a purple bruise-like spot on the back of my leg, but its painless. It is almond-shaped, what could it be? Purpura?

Purpura: This is just a fancy word for a bruise or blood in this skin. It can sometimes happened after minor trauma.Unless you are getting a lot of them i would not worry. It should turn yellow and then fade away. ...Read more

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