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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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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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White spots in back of elbow (size of 0.5cm x 1.5cm) 2week duration?

White spots in back of elbow (size of 0.5cm x 1.5cm) 2week duration?

Psoriasis : Or other similar condition comes to mind. Otherwise, any answer is a guess without a picture or without being able to feel the texture of the skin lesion. Start by seeing a family doctor or internist. See a dermatologist is the problem persists and your doctor's diagnosis is "skin rash". ...Read more

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I have a light pink spot on my elbow that has slowly grown over time. Now more spots are forming on the same arm. Should I be concerned?

I have a light pink spot on my elbow that has slowly grown over time. Now more spots are forming on the same arm. Should I be concerned?

Below: Rashes and spots are difficult to diagnose without a visual exam. It is impossible to give you an accurate diagnosis in this format. ...Read more

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I have itchy reddish spots on both inner elbows, what does this mean?

I have itchy reddish spots on both inner elbows, what does this mean?

Allergic dermatitis?: If its recent and itching most common is atopic dermatitis, try some steroid creams for few days. If not improving see s dermatologist. ...Read more

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2 spots showed up on my arm on the inner side of my elbow. They go away the same day or fade. Then come back a couple days later. Then it became 3 and?

2 spots showed up on my arm on the inner side of my elbow. They go away the same day or fade. Then come back a couple days later. Then it became 3 and?

Nonspecific: This is nonspecific and the lesions will have to be inspected by a physician or dermatologist for diagnosis. Could the spots be pressure spots since they seem to come and go? ...Read more

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Had for i week of reddish /brown flat spots rash? Above my elbow on forearm. I'd say bout 5 spots, what can it be? Is it danger? No other symtoms

Had for i week of reddish /brown flat spots rash? Above my elbow on forearm. I'd say bout 5 spots, what can it be? Is it danger? No other symtoms

Pretty rash: Based on your observation over time, doesn't seem likely to be dangerous. You didn't note that they are painful, itch, are raised or fluid filled or blanch on pressure. With the limited location — something came in contact with your skin cells — and they've responded mostly by changing the amount of pigment. Take a picture -- leave them alone unless get new signals — and compare in 1 week/mo. ...Read more

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What causes small bruised like dark round spots in the pit of my arm by the elbow?

Platelet check: Although you note specific spots on just your elbow you may need blood tests. Sometimes patients with low platelets from idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura presents with low platelets and they have these really small dots in skin. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rush on inner sidw of wrists elbows and top of my torso. It is hardly ever in all mentioned spots at the same time. Would it be allergy?

I have an itchy rush on inner sidw of wrists elbows and top of my torso. It is hardly ever in all mentioned spots at the same time. Would it be allergy?

Rash: The rash could be due to anything from contact dermatitis skin irritations, eczema, certain skin infections or psoriasis. Without a thorough history and exam it is difficult to assess. You should see your pcp or dermatologist for further evaluation and management. ...Read more

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After the blood drawn for the test near elbow of left arm I had a pain in the arm near elbow & forearms for a days now I see some blood spots on arm?

After the blood drawn for the test near elbow of left arm I had a pain in the arm near elbow & forearms for a days now I see some blood spots on arm?

Bruise: Any puncture wound, whether intentional or accidental, can cause pain and bruising. If it is severe pain, or there is spreading redness and swelling, it may have gotten infected and need treatment. If your pain and bruising is minor, don't fret, and it will go away soon. Getting mild pain and bruising is no sign of poor technique either and it can happen with expertly performed blood draws too. ...Read more

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I have 2 red smooth quarter sized spots on my left backside upper arm and one red smooth spot on my right arm by my elbow what is it?

I have 2 red smooth quarter sized spots on my left backside upper arm and one red smooth spot on my right arm by my elbow what is it?

Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. I go with the process occurrring (which could be infection or insect mediated) and the location to give clues.
Bites, ringworm, even syphillis are possible.

Many other possibilities i Psoriasis if it has scaley parts is possible; eczema if itchy. Reactions if you've had an exposure at JUST those locations, but those seem less likely ...Read more

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Red itchy spots on shins, elbows, behind knees & neck. No one else in home is afflicted. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

Red itchy spots on shins, elbows, behind knees & neck. No one else in home is afflicted. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

Jock itch: See your physician to get checked for accurate diagnosis. My guess is tinea corporis which is a fungal infection of the skin. It causes an itchy, red, often ring-shaped rash in these warm, moist areas of your body.
It is common in people who sweat a lot, as do athletes. It usually respond to topical anti fungals creams. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has cluster of red spots like pimples on her elbow, it's there for 2 weeks now and its spreading, what it could b?

My 3 year old has cluster of red spots like pimples on her elbow, it's there for 2 weeks now and its spreading, what it could b?

Rash: The most common things would be bacterial or fungus infection. Bacteria cause a red tender warm site. Fungus cause red dry itchy spot that may spread outward. There are a few other possibilities so you should get it checked by a doctor to get the right treatment. ...Read more

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I have a few new stretch marks under my arms near my armpit, they're really itchy now I have tiny spots under my arm and my elbow, had for 4 days.

I have a few new stretch marks under my arms near my armpit, they're really itchy now I have tiny spots under my arm and my elbow, had for 4 days.

Stretch marks: These can be due to several things including weight gain most commonly. I'm not really sure that they're related to the spots, though. If you have gained weight there are skin changes that can raise the question of diabetes perhaps you can upload a picture? ...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 what looks like blood spots on my arm and looks like solid dark around the elbow and also same on legs. Blood or dark spots and solid clot look?

I have what looks like blood spots on my arm and looks like solid dark around the elbow and also same on legs. Blood or dark spots and solid clot look?

Get medical check up: If these are pink, it could be blood. Such bleeding under the skin(if it is new) can be a serious medical condition caused by low platelets or some other blood diseases. So you should see a doctor who can check your blood with what is called a CBC and platelet counts. ...Read more

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Why do I get hives and itchy spots between fingers? And i just got red bumps in my elbow.

Why do I get hives and itchy spots between fingers? And i just got red bumps in my elbow.

Many reasons: The red bumps could be a form of hives in skin that is more tight by the elbow.
Hives may be caused by allergies to
1. Pollens — unlikely this time of the year in the north
2. Dust/mold/cats/dogs 3. Foods
4. Drugs
5. Autoimmune reasons (lupus for example)
6. Infections (even hepatitis)
7. Thyroid abnormalities. ...Read more

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Hi I have a rash on both my inside arms from just above my elbow to just before my armpit it's achy, hot, the skin is red and so are the spots x?

Hi I have a rash on both my inside arms from just above my elbow to just before my armpit it's achy, hot, the skin is red and so are the spots x?

Itchy rash: This can result from a multitude of things and needs to be examined to determine its cause, you need to see your doctor first and if necessary they can refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more