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Noticing red spots that almost look like bug bites on inside of my left ankle, same ankle i fractured a few years back. How do I get them to go away?

Noticing red spots that almost look like bug bites on inside of my left ankle, same ankle i fractured a few years back. How do I get them to go away?

Bites: It just may be bites. It's summer in south carolina. Consider mosquito, beetle, bed bug, scabies, chiggers, ticks. Spanish moss in south carolina harbors chiggers. Unlikely coming from old fracture. ...Read more

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I have pulmonary hypertension. Today i noticed red spots above my left ankle, and a few up my leg. They don't itch. What could they be?

I have pulmonary hypertension.  Today i noticed red spots above my left ankle, and a few up my leg.  They don't itch.  What could they be?

Depends on cause.: Depends on what is causing the pulmonary hypertension. The red spots could be small blood vessels that are visualized by the heart failure or inflammation of the blood vessels, best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have unknown bruises(three of them, appear occasionally on same spot) along my left ankle bone. They do not hurt or itch, but slightly peeled.

I have unknown bruises(three of them, appear occasionally on same spot) along my left ankle bone. They do not hurt or itch, but slightly peeled.

Bruises: Bruising on bony prominences is not uncommon even if you cannot recall the trauma. If this recurs, especially on the same areas with unknown cause you may want to consider getting them biopsied. Erythema nodosum is a rare condition that can be associated with other inflammatory processes elsewhere in the body. Examples are sarcoidosis, inflammatory bowel disease, infections, etc. See a derm. ...Read more

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What would cause both of my shins to turn purple. I also have left ankle and leg swelling. My boyfriends shins are worse than mine with blisters?

What would cause both of my shins to turn purple. I also have left ankle and leg swelling. My boyfriends shins are worse than mine with blisters?

Fractures / vascular: The purple color may be indicative of stress fractures, but it also sound s like you may have a vascular issue going on here. Many factors such as your medical history and activity level come into play here. I would definitely see a doctor as soon as possible and not wait with what you are describing. ...Read more

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I get two purple spots on my lower left leg after competitive sports, which i haven't done for 3 years now. Been happening for 2 months. Any ideas?

I get two purple spots on my lower left leg after competitive sports, which i haven't done for 3 years now. Been happening for 2 months. Any ideas?

Need 2 see 2 comment: Please submit more details for proper analysis of your question. Usually, skin lesions need to be seen by a docotr to be properly diagnosed, so that a cause can be ascribed to them and a treatment plan devised. ...Read more

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I have two blue or purple spots on two of my toes on my left foot. noticed after wearing tight boots. Been present for months now. starts in big toe.

I have two blue or purple spots on two of my toes on my left foot. noticed after wearing tight boots. Been present for months now. starts in big toe.

Toe Pressure Spots: You probably just have pressure irritation from your tight boots. Consider changing to slightly longer or one with a deeper toe box. Dr Rich Blake Have the shoe store give their advice. ...Read more

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Hi my partners big toenails have turn a dark purple colour and he also has a dark spot on one side of his fourth toe on the left foot. ?

Multiple causes: Many medical conditions can cause changes in the nail beds from minor repeated trauma causing "bruising" to dangerous cancerous melanomas. History of trauma, pain and signs of vascular disease should be evaluated. As you suggest the 4th toe has a dark spot, not on the nail, trauma and vascular can be considered, although if the spot on the toe is a "birthmark", photograph and observe. ...Read more

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Sometimes my feet randomly turn a purple/black color with purple spots near my ankles and it's hard to move my toes. ?

Sometimes my feet randomly turn a purple/black color with purple spots near my ankles and it's hard to move my toes. ?

Specific picture.: Somethings just can't be evaluated without actually seeing the issue at hand. I fear that this is one of them. Randomly occurring skin discolorations are sometimes impossible to explain, let along come up with a treatment plan. I suggest you take a picture of the event and upload it so a visual appreciation can be made. I feel certain that a Healthtap specialist can then help you. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle and the whole foot is bruised purple color then 2 days after injury the bruise started having white round spots all inside ?

I sprained my ankle and the whole foot is bruised purple color then 2 days after injury the bruise started having white round spots all inside
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Rainbow Bruise.: Sounds like a typical variation on the breakdown of the blood trapped under the skin. Time will eventually remove almost all of it. If there is a concern, then see your doctor for an exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Played soccer and kicked in ankle. Slowly healed but 2 weeks later got kicked same spot. Now yellow & swollen. Purple is underneath. Help me plz. Tnx.

Played soccer and kicked in ankle. Slowly healed but 2 weeks later got kicked same spot. Now yellow & swollen. Purple is underneath. Help me plz. Tnx.

Kicked: This certainly sounds like a deep bruise , especially when you describe the color changes . Ice and nsaids if you can take them will help as will rest . Bruises can turn all sorts of colors as the blood is broken down by enzymes that leaked from broken blood vessels ...Read more

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My 5 year old has purple bruise-like spot on ankle. Hard and raised on edges. Pediatrician said use hydrocortisone which has had no affect. What now?

My 5 year old has purple bruise-like spot on ankle. Hard and raised on edges. Pediatrician said use hydrocortisone which has had no affect. What now?

Many possibilities.: Hard to say without a photo, but it could actually be a bruise. I'm assuming it appeared recently, so it's not a birthmark. Other possibilities include an insect or spider bite, an allergy to something he/she came in contact with, or a focal infection. If Hydrocortisone had no effect, i would recommend an examination by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I suffer with bad knees and knee pain and now I have a purple patch on the back of my leg and I get hot spots allover my legs..why and what is it?

I suffer with bad knees and knee pain and now I have a purple patch on the back of my leg and I get hot spots allover my legs..why and what is it?

Be seen: Skin changes are usually not associated with problems inside the knee itself, so it is probably unrelated to your " bad knees". There are a number of potential causes. I would not hesitate to be seen to have it diagnosed. ...Read more

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Tender skin on my leg that starts to itch, thn turns to bright purple spots all up my thigh with deep black bruising. What is it?

Tender skin on my leg that starts to itch, thn turns to bright purple spots all up my thigh with deep black bruising. What is it?

See a doctor: The pain and bruising concern me. Please see a doctor for an examination and appropriate testing. ...Read more