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What causes sudden dark purple bruise on my shin?

What causes sudden dark purple bruise on my shin?

See a physician: If this is a bruise which has occurred without obvious trauma, then you may need to be evaluated for possible bleeding disorder. Could there have been an insect bite? I would recommend seeing a physician if there is no improvement or if you start seeing other similar lesions. ...Read more

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Red spots on my upper legs?

Red spots on my upper legs?

Please have this: Medically assessed in person to obtain an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Red itchey spots on lower legs?

Red itchey spots on lower legs?

Dry skin eczema: Nummular (coin shaped) eczema is extremely common on the lower legs. Dry skin starts the condition, and scratching (excoriation) worsens the itch and rash. Usually, a topical steroid is required, often a strong prescription steroid. If your condition worsens with steroids, ringworm (tinea corporis) must be ruled out. In general, i recommend shorter warm showers (not hot), nonscented lotion daily. ...Read more

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Blue spot appeared on my left leg, what is it?

Blue spot appeared on my left leg, what is it?

Bruise: Most likely a bruise, but see your doctor if it does not go away in a few days. ...Read more

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Red rashes on arms on right arm. Causes?

Red rashes on arms on right arm. Causes?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Found dark purple mark back side tongue looks like veins and hurts ?

Found dark purple mark back side tongue looks like veins and hurts ?

Physical exam: You need to have this area examined in person by your physician. A painful tongue lesion has many etiologies. Sometimes a biopsy (small piece) needs to be removed and examined under a microscope for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hard lump on outter thigh left leg... 2 smaller ones on right outter leg... what could it be?

Hard lump on outter thigh left leg... 2 smaller ones on right outter leg... what could it be?

The good news is: most all the lumps under the skin of the extremities are benign. The most common are lipomas (benign fatty, soft tissue growths) dermatofibromas or neurofibromas. Dermatofibromas may be slightly pigmented/brownish. Sometimes neurofibromas can turn in cancers so they are sometimes removed. Other types of bumps include epidermoid cysts, keratosis pillars, etc. which can be distinguished by a doctor ...Read more

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Itchis bumbs on left elbow and right knee?

Itchis bumbs on left elbow and right knee?

Various causes: Itchy bumps on elbow or knee could be due to allergic reaction to clothing or other substances, insect bites, early psoriasis, fungus, etc. If cortisone cream doesn't clear these eruptions, see a dermatologist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Periodic purple blotches on arms?

Periodic purple blotches on arms?

Purpura: When you suffer from a condition known as purpura, blood vessels anywhere within your body actually begin to leak, causing purplish spots to develop along your skin. Causes can be low platelets, sun damage, medications, immunologic, infectious, and systemic diseases. See your local doctor for help in discovering a cause. ...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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Yellow spot on upper arm pains?

Yellow spot on upper arm pains?

How large: This can be many different skin rashes. We need to know the size, is it flat or thickened, is it painful, does it itch etc. Sometimes a black and blue injury can change to yellow as it heals. It is best diagnosed by a dermatologist. Ask your physician about seeing a dermatolgoist. ...Read more

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My big toe nail on my left foot has black spots on it.

My big toe nail on my left foot has black spots on it.

This would need to : Be checked out to determine if it is blood, fungus, maybe a wart or worse a melanoma....usually it is blood, or even sock lint but the others should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Upper leg rash on inside of right leg, some oozing and scab appearing?

Upper leg rash on inside of right leg, some oozing and scab appearing?

Staph: Sounds like a staphylococcus or strep infection. Go have that treated. And yes, it is contagious. ...Read more

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What causes small purple veins on my nipples?

What causes small purple veins on my nipples?

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

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Little purple bruises on leg what is it?

Little purple bruises on leg what is it?

Bruising: Might be normal bruises, but also might be purpura, which can go with other conditions and a platelet issue. Go see your doctor. ...Read more