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Little purple bruises on leg what is it?

Little purple bruises on leg what is it?

Bruising: Might be normal bruises, but also might be purpura, which can go with other conditions and a platelet issue. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes sudden dark purple bruise on my shin?

What causes sudden dark purple bruise on my shin?

See a physician: If this is a bruise which has occurred without obvious trauma, then you may need to be evaluated for possible bleeding disorder. Could there have been an insect bite? I would recommend seeing a physician if there is no improvement or if you start seeing other similar lesions. ...Read more

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Red itchey spots on lower legs?

Red itchey spots on lower legs?

Dry skin eczema: Nummular (coin shaped) eczema is extremely common on the lower legs. Dry skin starts the condition, and scratching (excoriation) worsens the itch and rash. Usually, a topical steroid is required, often a strong prescription steroid. If your condition worsens with steroids, ringworm (tinea corporis) must be ruled out. In general, i recommend shorter warm showers (not hot), nonscented lotion daily. ...Read more

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Blue spot appeared on my left leg, what is it?

Blue spot appeared on my left leg, what is it?

Bruise: Most likely a bruise, but see your doctor if it does not go away in a few days. ...Read more

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Purple bruising on arms and legs?

Purple bruising on arms and legs?

Bruising: Please see a medical doctor as soon as possible to check your platelets, clotting factors, etc. Please do not take any motrin, ibuprofen, advil, naproxen, aleve, or aspirin until you see your physician. ...Read more

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Red spots on my upper legs?

Red spots on my upper legs?

Please have this: Medically assessed in person to obtain an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Red color bump on the ankle very itchy on legs ?

Red color bump on the ankle very itchy on legs ?

Derm or allergy: Ankles are very susceptible to a vast number of dermatology or allergic responses as widely varied as spider bites and allergic reaction to anything that has touched your skin at the ankle. Try otc anti itch creams and low dose Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you are able and cool wet compress. If it doesn't improve see your doctor. ...Read more

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My big toe nail on my left foot has black spots on it.

My big toe nail on my left foot has black spots on it.

This would need to : Be checked out to determine if it is blood, fungus, maybe a wart or worse a melanoma....usually it is blood, or even sock lint but the others should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Leg hurts with bump on back on knee?

Leg hurts with  bump on back on knee?

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

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Itchy red spot on back of knee. Bite or blood clot?

Itchy red spot on back of knee. Bite or blood clot?

Depends: It is unlikely a blood clot but it may be a skin rash or a bite. If it does not resolve see your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Raised blotches on my legs bites?

Could be: Tough to say, as skin conditions are essentially impossible to diagnose over the computer. If they persist, see a skin dr. For an eval. Good luck. ...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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Periodic purple blotches on arms?

Periodic purple blotches on arms?

Purpura: When you suffer from a condition known as purpura, blood vessels anywhere within your body actually begin to leak, causing purplish spots to develop along your skin. Causes can be low platelets, sun damage, medications, immunologic, infectious, and systemic diseases. See your local doctor for help in discovering a cause. ...Read more

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Red dot on forearm has now blistered?

Red dot on forearm has now blistered?

Probably bug bite: if nto red /hot , swollen probably will resolve , might have been a local reaction to something or insect bite but if getting better don't worry , if worse see a dr. ...Read more

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I got red raised bumps on my leg. Bite?

I got red raised bumps on my leg. Bite?

Unknown: Bumps could be from bug bites, but could be inflammation around hair follicles(folliculitis). If it doesn't resolve over 2-3 days contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Leg got red and formed a rock hard lump underneath then redness disappeared. on my other leg on thigh have a red/purple patch. What's going on?

See MD: You need to be seen to establish what is going on. I do not understand where on your legs the redness and "rock hard lump " are. Trauma comes to mind, but you may have some blood vessel issue, as an inflammed vein or blood clot issue. Please be seen today in a clinic or an ER. ...Read more

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Found dark purple mark back side tongue looks like veins and hurts ?

Found dark purple mark back side tongue looks like veins and hurts ?

Physical exam: You need to have this area examined in person by your physician. A painful tongue lesion has many etiologies. Sometimes a biopsy (small piece) needs to be removed and examined under a microscope for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Brown circle skin patch on lower left calf what could this be?

Brown circle skin patch on lower left calf  what could this be?

Patch: Could just be a nevus or mole, could be fungal infection, could be a patch of eczema, among other things. Best thing to do is go get it looked at it. How long has it been there, has it changed in size or color? ...Read more