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Purple Spot On Leg
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 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
I have a small flat purple spot on my leg, its not raised. It just noticed it yesterday. I don't think I hit myself on aniything that would bruising.
Bruise: If you get more lesions see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. It will probably go away on its own. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I just noticed a single flat tiny purple spot on the back of my sons leg. It does not hurt him. It almost looks like a tiny purple bruise. ?
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?
I have maybe a rash but I just got it today both legs have it in the same spot. It is not raised at all or scabby. Luke's like little purple bruises?
Medicine reaction?: DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS? ANYTHING NEW?if ...Read more
I'm having a bad reaxn to Diflucan (fluconazole) inc. rash on face (brown sun spots peeling off) legs have red/purple spot w/severe knee/ankle pain. Could be yeast?
Allergic reaction: With such severe symptoms you should go to the ER. Go now. DrG ...Read more