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Doctor insights on: Purple Spots On Left Knee

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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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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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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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Red color bump on the ankle very itchy on legs ?

Red color bump on the ankle very itchy on legs ?

Derm or allergy: Ankles are very susceptible to a vast number of dermatology or allergic responses as widely varied as spider bites and allergic reaction to anything that has touched your skin at the ankle. Try otc anti itch creams and low dose Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you are able and cool wet compress. If it doesn't improve see your doctor. ...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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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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Leg hurts with bump on back on knee?

Leg hurts with  bump on back on knee?

See below: Sounds like a baker's cyst, which is a collection of excess joint fluid which makes it's way out of the knee capsule to the back of the knee between two muscles. It is not a serious condition, but usually indicates an arthritic issue in the knee. It can cause discomfort. Sometimes we drain these but they usually come back. You shoud get your knee examined to determine if this is what it is. ...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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Little white spots on my ankles?

Little white spots on my ankles?

Skin plaques. : Probably nothing to be concerned about. Also, probably nothing to do about it. You could see a dermatologist to have it checked out. ...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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What are the purple spots on upper arms?

What are the purple spots on upper arms?

Purpura ?: Not sure. Dermatological evaluation should be able to diagnose what the lesions is and the possible causes. ...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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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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Small bumps on my ankle meaning?

Small bumps on my ankle meaning?

Need more Info: Bumps can be caused from gangilions, epdermal inclusion cyst, rash, dermatitis etc. Please give size color painful, itching, hard soft moveable translucent? ...Read more