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What causes dark purple spots to come on arm?

What causes dark purple spots to come on arm?

Purple lesions: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more

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Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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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?

See a doctor: It is hard to diagnosed skin lesion without looking at it is it itchy there is any fever it could be allergy or heat rashes if persist see a doctor ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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

Blood draw: Blood draw should not be painful after. IN the light that your whole arm hurts I think you may have developed CRPS/RSD - please go see a Pain Specialist with an Anesthesia background so that you may get the righy care ...Read more

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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?

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?

Petichiae: These sound as if they may be ecchymoses (deep bruises with bleeding visible thru skin), but might be something else. Not due to stress or anxiety. See a doctor for more specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have red spots on armpit from plucking, what do I do?

I have red spots on armpit from plucking, what do I do?

Stop: Plucking. Give skin time to heal. If not healing one possibility would be ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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I have itchy armpits and i also have some small lumps or spots.Which stings so bad onced scratched what can this be?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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?

? Boils armpit: painful lumps in the armpit one week duration, is likely to be a skin infection or gland you need to see a doctor for these lumps to be inspected and given the right treatment ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have dry, brown, itchy spots under my armpits and theyre spreading now. So I have cancer? Is it an infection? What do I do? I have no insurance=(

I have dry, brown, itchy spots under my armpits and theyre 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