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Why could you have purple spots on your chest with heart pain?

Why could you have purple spots on your chest with heart pain?

Purple spots?: It's hard to be certain by your description, but your words, "purple spots" make me concerned about a condition called "purpura". These are due to bleeding under the skin and suggest insufficient number of platelets. This is a serious condition. You need to be seen asap. This is a pretty good reason to go to the er! ...Read more

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My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?

My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?

Depends: If he has been coughing or vomited recently and every spot is above the nipple line, these spots could be benign coughing peteciae. This you can monitor at home. If not and or any spots extend below the nipple line, it could be something more worrisome. If you are not sure, a visit would help rule out any other issue. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. Allan, I woke up worried today because I noticed a purple spot on my knee that doesn't hurt or itch. I also get chest pains.

Hello Dr. Allan, I woke up worried today because I noticed a purple spot on my knee that doesn't hurt or itch. I also get chest pains.

Spot and chest pain: Without more details it is hard to tell if your chest pain is due to a cold or flu, coughing, or heart disease. A painless purple spot on the knee in the absence of other spots is also difficult to pin down. ...Read more

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I have purple spots around a small freckle right above the intersecting point of my ribs what does that mean and what do I do?

I have purple spots around a small freckle right above the intersecting point of my ribs what does that mean and what do I do?

Dermatologist: Since this is a very unusual skin lesion that stands out in comparison to any other skin lesions on your body, I recommend that you have a dermatologist examine and diagnose this for peace of mind. ...Read more

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Hello, I have purple spots right in the middle of my nipple but doesn't hurt to touch it. Should I be worried?

Hello, I have purple spots right in the middle of my nipple but doesn't hurt to touch it. Should I be worried?

Depends: On how long it has been present, if it is changing (enlarging or changing color) or if it appeared suddenly or after local irritation. It's not uncommon to have tiny purple spots due to bruising from breastfeeding or using a breast pump. If the spots are new and are not fading over the next wk, (and there is no explanation for the spots), then the best advice is to have your Dr evaluate it. ...Read more

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Hi I've found two purple spots on top of my breast and I don't know what they are (i am female)?

Hi I've found two purple spots on top of my breast and I don't know what they are (i am female)?

See your doctor: If the spots are away from the nipple it could be anything like a bruise or bite or insect bite. If they are close to the nipple they can be inflamed montgomery glands (they lubricate the nipple). Go see your doc if it does not spontaneously go away. Do you have nipple discharge? If bloody always go see your doc. ...Read more

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I have small, purple spots on my right breast. It's a small cluster of about 8 or 12 of them. Ranging in light to darker shades of purple. Almost brui?

I have small, purple spots on my right breast. It's a small cluster of about 8 or 12 of them. Ranging in light to darker shades of purple. Almost brui?

Always: Any new lumps, bumps, skin changes in the breast should be evaluated by your doctor. Great job doing your breast exam and finding it. Most breast masses are benign but it is very important to have it evaluated. If the area is easily visible consider an Healthtap inbox consult to one of our breast specialists, primary care docs or Obgyns. ...Read more

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I have purple spots on my left breast near my nipple, is this somwthing to be concerned about?

I have purple spots on my left breast near my nipple, is this somwthing to be concerned about?

Breast: Yes, you should have someone in the family to take you to a Gynecologist as soon as possible!
Could be nothing major or could be of some concern!

Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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I have a purple spots in my right breast something like exploded blood vessels.

I have a purple spots in my right breast something like exploded blood vessels.

Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors or even pregnancies. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics. ...Read more

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I have a purple spot on my breast for weeks?

I have a purple spot on my breast for weeks?

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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I have a purple spot on right rib cage 4 inches below nipple in front and numbess under shoulder blade in back on right side. What could it be.

I have a purple spot on right rib cage 4 inches below nipple in front and numbess under shoulder blade in back on right side. What could it be.

Unlikely related: How long has the spot been there? Does it blanch when pressed? Tender? Numbness on back likely is related to a nerve compression and needs an exam to diagnose. ...Read more

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A week ago I noticed a yellow spot (size of a quarter)on my right breast. I cant recall bumping it. I assumed it was a bruise but it has not gone away and I cant recall it being the usual purple before?

A week ago I noticed a yellow spot (size of a quarter)on my right breast. I cant recall bumping it. I assumed it was a bruise but it has not gone away and I cant recall it being the usual purple before?

Check yourself: A spontaneous bruise could mean problems with your platelets. I recommend checking the of your body for similar types of bruises. A routine CBC should give you answers.

However, I would perform a self-breast exam to make sure there are no lumps. See your PCP. ...Read more

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Hello, I have this light purple spot in my left breast, near my nipple, and I also feel muscle tightening some times a day out of nowhere in that area?

Exam: You must be examined and the skin lesion evaluated and observed. This sounds like a small hemangioma: a benign accumulation of capillaries under the skin; however, diagnosis depends on direct observation and cannot be done online. The breast/chest pain must be evaluated by a breast exam. ...Read more

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I have a red/purple spot type thing just after where my skin and nipple meat, it's very sore to touch and its not got a head or anything on it?

I have a red/purple spot type thing just after where my skin and nipple meat, it's very sore to touch and its not got a head or anything on it?

Infection: May have an infection called Mastitis which can get very serious and become and abscess. This needs to be evaluated by a physician today. ...Read more

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I have red spots on on my breast after using heating pad. They are pretty minor one big reddish-purplish spot. Is there anything I can do?

I have red spots on on my breast after using heating pad. They are pretty minor one big reddish-purplish spot. Is there anything I can do?

Ref spots: Keep area clean and cool and spots will resolve within 48 hr if you did not burn skin. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are dark spots on chest?

What are dark spots on chest?

See a dermatologist: Please see a dermatologist to make sure they are not skin cancers. ...Read more

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Spots on my chest and neck it's like a light brown color?

Spots on my chest and neck it's like a light brown color?

Tinea versicolor: This is most consistent with tinea versicolor (not tinea corporis or "ringworm") which is caused by a yeast species called malassezia. It starts in the scalp (where it is invisible), then spreads to neck, chest, & back. Treatment is an antifungal shampoo (nizoral, loprox, & others) + an antifungal cream (loprox, naftin, (naftifine) many others). Selsun blue does not work, despite what many web sites say. ...Read more

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I have these light spots all over my neck, back and chest?

I have these light spots all over my neck, back and chest?

Probably infection: Understanding that it is impossible to diagnose on the internet, you describe a condition called tinea versicolor. It is a fungal infection of the skin that is very indolent. Treatment is with shampoo or lotions containing selenium. ...Read more

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I have these brown spots on my back and chest, what do I do?

I have these brown spots on my back and chest, what do I do?

Moles: Hi luis! There are a few reasons for brown spots. Simple moles are very common and can increase in number with age and sun exposure. That is usually the reason in young people, and other causes occur in older adults. If there is a mole which is larger, darker, growing in size, or multicolored then you should visit your primary physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have some light brown spots on my chest. One small and one slightly larger. What can it be?

I have some light brown spots on my chest. One small and one slightly larger. What can it be?

Pityriasis rosea?: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine light brown spots to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are related to viruses, allergies, medications, etc., but many times they are not. For odd rashes, skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. One should bring to the doctor a list of all medications used in the month before the rash appeared. ...Read more

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I have never had any spots on my chest before and since taking lymecycline for two weeks my chest and back are covered?

Possible allergy: You may be allergic to the medicine. Call your doctor and see if you should stop it. If you have shortness of breath, lip or tongue swelling go to the ER. There are other causes of rashes and your doctor will probably recommend that you get seen to try to identify the cause. Stop any new soaps, detergents, lotions, perfumes, or over the counter medications for now as well. ...Read more

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Hi there, I have these light brown spots on my back which have grown into a large one 2/3 of my back and now apprearing on my chest.?

Hi there, I have these light brown spots on my back which have grown into a large one 2/3 of my back and now apprearing on my chest.?

Unknown: There are many entities with that description. Skin disorders have to be seen by a physician and best by a dermatologist. Could be nothing serious like pitiriasis versicolor, vitiligo, postinflmatory spots, or even cancers. ...Read more