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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?

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

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What are the purple spots on upper arms?

What are the purple spots on upper arms?

Purpura ?: Not sure. Dermatological evaluation should be able to diagnose what the lesions is and the possible causes. ...Read more

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I get purple spots on my hands and my arms but not from hiting them on anything.?

I get purple spots on my hands and my arms but not from hiting them on anything.?

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

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped) . Brown spots on arms ?

I am experiencing  skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped) .
Brown spots on arms ?

Your description: applies to a number of skin problems but I would "vote for" FUNGAL cause. Sometimes SPECIFIC TREATMENT and sometimes ORAL ANTI-FUNGALS are indicated! In other words get it checked out as soon as practicable by your PCP who may want to refer you to a Board Certified Dermatologist!!! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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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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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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My arms have the "kp chicken skin" and red/purplish discoloration--are these sun spots? Damaged skin? It's making me self conscious.

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

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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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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?

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

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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?

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?

Lactose intolerance: The rash may just be coincidental and unrelated. If the spots look like hives and are itchy, milk allergy should be considered. However, there are many irritants that could have caused the rash. ...Read more

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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

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At what stage of leukemia is the symptom of a red spots/rash on arms and chest that are itcy ?

At what stage of leukemia is the symptom of a red spots/rash on arms and chest that are itcy ?

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

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What is having swollen eyes and red itchy spots on my arms and feet symptoms of?

What is having swollen eyes and red itchy spots on my arms and feet symptoms of?

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

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