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Purple Spots On Hands
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
What causes itchy,hard,little reddish purple spots in the palm of my hands and under the soles of my feet?
I have red spots in the palm of my hands and soles of my feet that are now purple and itchy. What causes this?
New: if this is something new and recent, you may have hand foot and mouth disease ...Read more
My hands go purple with bright orange, spots in cold weather, covers whole hand and wrist, doc checked pulses and were fine, what could this be?
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
10y old gymnast. On her left hand, the three knuckles and the area under them are purple. There is a tender spot. Is it fracture or stress fracture?
Need X-Ray Vision: Could be either or something else. To be sure, the hand should be examined in-person and a decision made as to what to do , especially at this age. Would be important to know the exact circumstances of the injury, if any, or if it was from repetitive activities. The fact that the area is tender and purple places it in a suspicious category. next ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Broken blood vessel?: This sounds like a broken blood vessel, which can be quite painful when it occurs under skin that is tightly attached to the tissues below. It can happen from minor injury that just happens to hit the vessel in a certain way; even clapping can do it. If that's what this is, the pain will be pretty much gone within a few hours, although it will take a few days for the bruise to fade. ...Read more
My hands were very pretty until my 30's, but nowadays they have bumps and spots. What does it mean?
Means you're normal.: Everyone accumulates bumps and spots as they age. I call them "marks of maturity". If one of these bumps/spots starts to itch or bleed or change color, show it to a dermatologist. Otherwise, don't worry; there's nothing wrong with getting older. In fact, as my father used to say, if you're not getting older, somebody is shoveling dirt on your face. ...Read more
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