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Purple Spots On Chest
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
I have noticed a couple if days ago, a cluster of very tiny little purple spots/ blemishes on my chest above my right breast, what is this?
Don't know: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out what is causing the lesions. ...Read more
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
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.
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?
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
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
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
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
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
I noticed a small purple spot on the side of my left breast a few days ago. It is darker on the outside edges and lighter in the middle?
A bruise: Something wacked you or it may be a hickey. It will evolve and clear in a couple of weeks. ...Read more
When I got out of the shower the other day, I noticed a purple spot on my areola on my right breast. I'm 39. No trauma. It doesn't hurt unless you?
Have and examination: It sounds harmless, but obviously someone needs to look at it to know for sure. ...Read more
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.
Hello! I'm going to be 19 this year and about 2-3 weeks ago I noticed a small purple spot in my left breast, near my nipple. Is this normal?
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?
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
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?
Small, bruise like purple spot on part of my left nipple. Not painful, has been there for months with no change. Still waiting on derm appointment. What could this be? Could it have come due to breast size increase on BC?
Unlikely: Would suspect a new nevus. You still at the age when those could pop up. See ur Derm for close look and maybe a biopsy. ...Read more
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
Purplish/Red spot on breast since Friday. Not sure if it's a bug bite or the start of IBC. Painful at times, size of a quarter. Round of amox work?
I found some white spots on my back and shoulders, what should I do? P.S. Today I noticed some small spots on my chest and neck!
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
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
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
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
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.?
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