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Purple Spots On Armpit Diagnosis
I have recently been getting small (0.5cm) perfectly round spots (one each time) that are red/purple on arm. Appear suddelny and go in 2 days?
My dad has been developing purple spots on his arm. They show up red and they itch, then they turn purple. They come and go and vary in size.
See a dermatologist: Would need to examine these and perhaps biopsy. Have your dad seen by a professional. ...Read more
Hello. I'm here to ask about a small greenish/purple spot on my arm. It was from where an i.V needle was placed. It does not hurt. Just odd to me.
Bruising: It is just some bruising (blood under the skin) from the iv. As your body breaks down blood under the skin, it changes color and will eventually disappear. ...Read more
Have had a spot on arm. Started clear, had turned purple in 6 months. Should I be worried? Tried to pop it, nothing comes out.
See your doctor: It only takes a minute to diagnose these lesions, but it's always better to be safe and get it evaluated. ...Read more
Hello there.... Yesterday a purple spot has appeared on my arm.... It doesn't hurt me but it looks ugly.... I was wondering what it could be?
Bruise?: If it does not resolve set up a Health Tap consult with photos. ...Read more
I noticed a small flat purple spot on my arm, I thought maybe it was a bruise, then another one, but smaller shows up the next day. No pain?
See a doctor: The purple spots you describe may be bleeding under the skin. Please see a doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more
Right arm swollen and red and purple rash like patch. Left arm itchy with similar small rash spot with small broken skin.?
These lesions: Will require examination to determine diagnosis accurately and to advise on care. ...Read more
What would cause the site of a blood draw to be very painful and bruised bright purple-blotchy in more than 1 spot? Infection? Pain radiates whole arm
I think I have petechiae. It occur on my left arm now right thigh. Purplish dots only on one spot not scattered. Can you get this from stress/anxiety?
How do I get rid of dark spots under my armpits? It's very embarrassing and I don't know what to do
See your doctor: We need to find out what they are before we can determine the best way to remove them. ...Read more
Stop: Plucking. Give skin time to heal. If not healing one possibility would be ingrown hairs. ...Read more
I have itchy armpits and I also have some small lumps or spots. Which stings so bad onced scratched what can this be?
See below.: Most likely it is hydadenitis suprativa or recurrent sebaceous gland hyperplasia. Check with a dermatologist to ensure it is not a metastatic lymph node. Treatment for hs or rsgh include biopsy for confirmatory diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a light brown spots on the arm, near the armpit and lately has spread throughout me back a large stain, what can you do?
See your doctor: You need to be evaluated by a physician or dermatologist. From the above, it sounds like you have other medical problems that could be causing the skin discoloration. ...Read more
How much time it will take to go away the light brown spots of lichen planus on my shoulder and under armpits? Spots are not that much dark now.
I once treated: A patient with his disease by a post hypnotic suggestion that the scales would fall off. They did! ...Read more
I have brown spots under my armpit... they are not itchy but seems to spread... I noticed the first spot 2 weeks ago and now, I have like 8 more spots?
It may be simple: hyperpigmentation, a relatively benign concentration of the skin pigment melanin...although this would not occur preferentially in the armpits. Acanthosis nigracans is hyperpigmentation, often in body folds such as armpit/axilla, typically occurring in those <40 yrs, possibly inherited and associated with glandular conditions including obesity, diabetes, thyroid disease. See Dermatologist ...Read more
I have a red painful lump on my armpit since a week and yesterday ive notice that there is two more small spots/lumps beside the old one?
Swollen, tender lymph (red on one side) nodes under BOTH armpits (different spots though) since Tuesday (5 days). When to see Dr? What could it be?
R/O HIRADENITIS: It may be HIRADENITIS Supporitiva, a type of folliculitis is that can occur in the groin or armpit region. You need to be examined to make sure it is not an enlarged lymph node. Also lab work and potentially an ultrasound of the area. Your doctor may prescribe both topical and oral antibiotics. If it doesn't resolve referral to a surgeon maybe needed. ...Read more
I have dry, brown, itchy spots under my armpits and they're spreading now. So I have cancer? Is it an infection? What do I do? I have no insurance= (
Hard to say: It's very difficult to diagnose rashes without seeing what it looks like but it may be a fungal infection (sort of like jock itch). You can try looking up clinics if money is an issue. Otherwise, you can call doctors and ask for the cash rate - it's difficult I know but something we've tried to solve with our website - sorry you're not in texas where most of doctors are. ...Read more
I have pink spots in one armpit that are non itchy but burn and are sensitive to touch. Could this be from an under armor shirt irritating this area?
Possible yeast: Irritation from a shirt would likely affect both armpits, as well as other areas, and would typically itch. This is more likely to be a yeast or fungus (athlete's foot-type) condition, which is common in warm, damp areas such as armpits. Try an otc antifungal cream twice a day. If there is no response, you'll need to see a dermatologist for a direct examination. ...Read more
Armpit acne: Hard to treat. Might be hidradenitis. See a derm for antibiotcs and a lotion that may help. ...Read more
I have small reddish lumps or spots above my armpit and it is non-itchy. What kind of rashes is that? How can I treat it?
Uncertain: You should schedule an evaluation with a primary doctor so that your condition can be better assessed. ...Read more
I have dark brown spots underneath my armpit area, through out the sides of my ribs aswell. I am over weight, and im 28. What can it be?
Insulin resistance?: Hard to say without seeing it, but I would suspect acanthosis nigricans, which is a darkening and thickening of the skin (which ends up looking "velvety") in the flexural creases, like the underarms, the neck, the popliteal fossa (inner elbow) and the groin. This is a sign of Insulin resistance, which is the mechanism by which overweight people eventually may develop diabetes. ...Read more
Dark heart shapped spots under my skin near my armpits. First appeared a month ago under one arm and now its under my other arm. Idk what it could be?
Dark spots under arm: Dark skin at your armpits can occur due to shaving, chemical irritation or ingrown hairs. People who have diabetes and are obese may have acanthosis nigricans, where pigmentation may occur at the underarms and neck. If the skin feels and otherwise looks okay, you can watch it for now, but if it continues to spread, a doctor should check it. Avoid hair removal creams and other harsh chemicals. ...Read more
I have these dark spots on my skin by my armpits, one on my thigh, one under my chin and sometimes they get itchy like they flare up and get irritated?
Skin: These can be a variety of different type of lesions. Best thing to do is have your primary care physician take a look. ...Read more
I have 2 places on my face that I thought were just age spots, but they are getting bigger... and I have lost 20 lbs, have lumps in armpit?
Wt Loss Serious matt: Weight loss, unless intentional, requires quick medical attention. You need to go see your doctor for a medical examination and testing to find out what is causing your weight loss. Any skin spot/s that is growing and enlarged lymph node also raise questions about a potentially serious medical problem that will require quick medical evaluation by your doctor or you may need to go to ER for help ...Read more
I have dry brown spots under my armpits and they're spreading up my arm and down my sides. So I have cancer? Is it an infection? What do I do?
See a doctor: This forum is great for general questions, but this sounds like something you should go see your doctor and/or a dermatologist for. ...Read more
My husband has had these spots on his legs for 4 days now. They started around his ankles and are moving up his body. Now they are up to his armpits?
I have slightly elevated red patches/spots all around my armpits and shoulders and sides. Doctor gave me clotrimazole but it isn't working. What is it?
See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat. ...Read more
Pain in my armpit after the surgery I had a cyst on my armpit which was removed about seven months ago. Now I can see two small white coloured spots on the scar and the scar is still red. Sometimes experience a pain around the wound and also in my whole han
Couple possibilities: Could be a recurrence of the cyst, an abscess, or a reaction to the suture used to close the wound. Impossible to tell without seeing it, have the doctor who did the surgery check. Surgical wounds can take a year or more to totally heal and a red (nonpainful) wound after 7 months is not unusual. If I had to guess without actually seeing it, I would say recurrence of the cyst or an abscess. ...Read more
Assessment: This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more
I have brown spots on both feet just above toes and below one armpit what is it? They seem to be geting bigger
Brown spot: If the spots getting bigger with the time, please consut with a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a big red spot covering my armpit that looks like its irritated. But it doesn't look like most ringworm spots. What do I do??
Show it to a doctor: A rash in the armpit could be one of several things. I would be most concerned about an abscess or a localized infection (say from shaving)-esp. If it's PAINFUL. If it's more flat and non painful it could be ringworm, a contact allergy (deodorant?), or a more mild infection called folliculitis among other things. If you have any underlying medical problems, that may help the doc to figure it out. ...Read more
Hi, I have these white spots/patches on my back, upper chest, armpits, back knee. Thry aren't itchy but they have been there for several months now.
Need to see: A doctor who can examine these areas to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
I'm getting red spots tiny ones on my breast area armpit and a tiny bit on my back. There's not many but there's quite a few.
Swollen nipple, 2 pink spots, 2 scabs on base of nipple, swollen under armpit. Nitetime nursing (20 minutes) also swam in Gulf coast last week?
Swollen nipple, pink spots, scabs, swollen axilla can be
1-infection of the skin around the nipple
2-injuries from nursing
3-accessory breast tissue under the arm
using a breast shield and moisturizing your skin may help,
but if tenderness or redness in the skin develops and or tenderness under the arm or fever, then you need to see your doc and possibly go on antibiotics ...Read more
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