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Purple Spots On Arms Symptoms
Not clear: Only a doctor who can look at them can tell you. ...Read more
I'm 62 and every now and then I get these redish purple spots on my arms, they don't bleed but look close to bleeding, what causes this?
Get is checked pleas:
It is difficult to assess without looking at these spots
It might be due to pressure on the arm, or due to blood problems resulting in reducing number of Platelets (tiny pieces that helps preventing bleeding) in the blood.
Your doctor should be able to check the spots and arrange some testing to find the cause. ...Read more
Check bruises out: It sounds like those are bruises, or blood vessels that are breaking. Without trauma as a cause, they could be from a bleeding problem from disease (like liver, or blood abnormality) or medications (like Aspirin or similar drugs, or coumadin) or even some kinds of cancers (leukemia). Or they just happen! Best to be checked out. ...Read more
Hi I'm 19 years old and I have white spots all over my arms and today I just found purple bluey spots on the back of my legs could you please help?
Spots: Perhaps we could help if you were to send a picture of those to us. Without that and getting more history from you, it's impossible to guess this one out. ...Read more
I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped). Brown spots on arms?
Can't diagnose with: This info. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more
Hello! I've been worried for a couple months now, because I get about 2 to 4 bruises per week on my legs, their color is greenish and some are purple (they are not big), I've also been having night sweats, little red spots on my arms, hands and feet (agai
See a doctor: Easy bruising and night sweats could be an indication of some kind of blood disease, see a doctor for a peace of mind ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Cherry angiomas: These are cherry angiomas, benign collections of blood vessels. ...Read more
My arms have the "kp chicken skin" and red/purplish discoloration--are these sun spots? Damaged skin? It's making me self conscious.
Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a chronic skin condition that affects the hair follicles on the upper outer arms and outer thighs. It is a form of acne/folliculitis. It makes the skin appear very bumpy, rough, and discolored. There is no cure but it can be improved by using exfoliants and scrubs containing lactic acid, urea, glycolic acid. Also using a loofah regularly helps. ...Read more
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?
My son is lactose intolerant. When he has dairy he has the normal symptoms but also get spots under his arms a day or so after. Is this normal?
Best to have it: Checked out. Hard to guess what those spots are without seeing them. How long has this been going on and they would appear exactly a day or so after he has the milk? Do they go away by itself? Does it look like hives? Have you documented those spots? Do take pictures so you can show them to the doctor. ...Read more
My son is lactose intolerant. When he has dairy he gets the normal symptoms but a day or so later he gets spots under his arms. Is this normal and why?
Child has faint flat pink spots (rash) on torso and arms (2days) does not itch, no other symptoms what could this be?
Wait and watch: These pink faint flat spots on torso and arms may be due to viral infection, allergy or some skin changes due to pressure. Since there is no other symptoms, better watch for any change in rash, it may disappear or fever or any other symptoms appear then consult your doctor to get child examine and get treated ...Read more
I have gotten spots (rash) on my back and neck never happened before. Symptoms spots and itchiness. Mildly swollen. Areas back, neck face arms.
Depends: Unlike solid tumor, there is differet stage, leukemia is usually disseminated disease at diagnosis. For someone without history of leukemia, rash usually is not caused by leukemia (although occasionally leukemia can present this way). For someone with confirmed diagnosis of leukemia, rash could be symptoms of leukemia, or infection, or medication reaction. Check with your oncologist. ...Read more
Numerous things: The symptoms you describe could be associated with a number of infectious diseases as well as several autoimmune diseases. You should be seen by your pcp. If they can't formulate a diagnosis, you ay need to see a specialist. ...Read more
5 unexplained quarter-sized bruises on calves over last month. Small unitchy rash on forearm. A dozen teeny red spots spread out on arms. Two headaches in last two days. Sore xiphoid process. No other symptoms. Leukemia? What tests should I take?
This is a request: For diagnostic assessment of signs and symptoms. You wrote in the general health education portion of Health Tap. We can't diagnose or treat you. ...Read more
After running, I get clusters of 3-6 purple spots that are 1-3 mm in diameter on my legs. No pain. No other symptoms. Is this normal?
I'm concerned I may have melanoma. I have multiple moles bothering me as well as other symptoms/signs. The one on my arm has changed from one small dark spot on it to 3 dark spots at least. The area around it and now and now pretty much my entire body is
Dermatological eval: See your dermatologist to find out what this is. ...Read more
I have a rash that started bright red and elevated bumps turned into blotchy purple spots but not pin pricks no other symptoms should I see a doctor?
You should: Any purple spots if they are bigger than 1-2 mm or more than 5-10 in number, raises questions about your blood having some problem. Unless these have have faded away and there are no new ones coming up, you should seek medical examination. ...Read more
I have a question about some sudden symptoms... It feels like my legs are sore in spots and it feels like my arm has ben punched and sore in places...
Sore spots: If this lasts more than a day or two darts spreading, or you start having bruising I would seek evaluation from your physician. ...Read more
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