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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Cold hands: Sometimes having cold hands that turn colors, typically either white or purple in cold weather are signs of a relatively common problem referred to raynaud's disease. I am not sure what to make of the orange spots however, my apologies. ...Read more

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Hi I have small white spots on my knuckles. They are painless and are not itchy... I got hem around 3 weeks ago ... Should I be worried?

Hi I have small white spots on my knuckles. They are painless and are not itchy... I got hem around 3 weeks ago ... Should I be worried?

White spots on hands: Do you have exposure to chemicals or foliage? Could be contact dermatitis or eczema. Alternatively could be fungal, though that is less common. Would try over the counter topical steroid cream, if that does not work consider anti-fungal. Should moisturizer daily. f/u w/ doctor ...Read more

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I have developed brown spots that look like dead skin on my left hand near my knuckles. I'm freaked out. Please help.

I have developed brown spots that look like dead skin on my left hand near my knuckles.  I'm freaked out.  Please help.

Doctor appointment: Without a detailed history plus a photograph or a more detailed description, it is hard to make a diagnosis. I would encourage you to make an appointment with a family practice doctor or a dermatologist. At your young age, I would not generally think that you have a serious skin condition. The unknown is always scary. Try to call for an appointment tomorrow. ...Read more

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What can cause purple spots on my face?

What can cause purple spots on my face?

Lesions: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What could these purple spots on my face be?

What could these purple spots on my face be?

Would have to see: what the spots look like to know ...Read more

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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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Tongue has purple spots on it, is this worrying?

Tongue has purple spots on it, is this worrying?

Purple spots: It might be blood clots or varicose veins. However, it should be clinically seen and evaluated by your dentist. Without personally examining you, we have no way of knowing what in fact it is and not all lesions are benign. ...Read more

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What are the blue/purple spots on my inner thigh?

Purple spots: Could be dilated small blood vessels but cannot be sure if new, you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are the little purple spots under and on your tongue?

What are the little purple spots under and on your tongue?

Normal : With the lack of a clinical exam, i would like to call those spots the terminal end of blood vessels. However if they are new spots that you have never seen before, then you may need to have them checked by a dentist. Some common allergies may be expressed by splotches. ...Read more

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My wasp bite, after three days, is turning purple with white spots. Why?

My wasp bite, after three days, is turning purple with white spots. Why?

The toxin does that: Wasp bites can be very serious, but that is usually within a few minutes of having been bitten. At this point, you should only need anti-itch medicine or pain medicine if need be. The effects that you are describing will gradually go away. The wasp injects a toxin that you body has to clear. ...Read more

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Red spots appeared on my body then turned purple a few days later and it's still there 3 weeks later! what could it be?

Red spots appeared on my body then turned purple a few days later and it's still there 3 weeks later! what could it be?

Red spots: Red spots turning purple could be skin bleeding from low platelets since they turn purpule later check your blood counts and let me know were they itchy?It seems not. ...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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Tiny purple spots on anus, bumpy?

Tiny purple spots on anus, bumpy?

Ouch-it really hurts: External hemorrhoids are basically varicose-vein, and when thombosed (clotted) it sure can cause much pain in the _ _ _. This is easy excised in the office, if you r doc does it, which can relief your pain quickly. If not, topical steroid mixed with Lidocaine such as anapram can help quite a bit. Increase fibers and fluid, avoid straining, and minimize prolonged sitting. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more