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Does hydrocephalus cauae purple spots on legs?

Does hydrocephalus cauae purple spots on legs?

Unlikely: Cerebral problems but not legs.
Look for some other issue?
Trauma, bruising, venous? ...Read more

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Purple spots on legs - getting worse. Various sizes.?

Purple spots on legs - getting worse. Various sizes.?

Doctor can evaluate: Exam is needed. If skin blood spots, they are called petechiae (purpura if they are big), and are due to blood cells leaking out of the tiny blood vessels in the skin. After blood cells have leaked out, the area behaves just like a bruise (the body breaks down blood cells into different colored pigments). Sometimes they are nothing bad; other times they mean a serious blood or infection problem. ...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 varicose veins it runs in the family and I notice I been getting bruises of blueish purple spots on both of my legs what would cause that.

I have varicose veins it runs in the family and I notice I been getting bruises of blueish purple spots on both of my legs what would cause that.

Varicose veins: The discoloration you are seeing sounds typical of varicose veins. See a phlebologist or vein specialist for an ultrasound. Check miamibeachvein. Com or phlebology. Org for more information and referrals. ...Read more

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I have dark blackish purple spots on the calves of my legs. What causes this?

I have dark blackish purple spots on the calves of my legs. What causes this?

Rash: Usually certain types rash can be bleeding disorder see primary care physician for evaluation ...Read more

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Why am I getting like dark spots on my legs they look like purple I don't know am worry?

Why am I getting like dark spots on my legs they look like purple I don't know am worry?

Need pics: It would be nice to see some pictures of this purplish spots could be bruises could be a sign of early infection to be signs of vascular vein problems this post some pictures. Try adding an image through health tap. ...Read more

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How long are my legs going to stay red from a bad sunburn its already been 4 days and they almost look purple in spots?

How long are my legs going to stay red from a bad sunburn its already been 4 days and they almost look purple in spots?

Sun Burn: After sun exposure, skin may turn red in as little as 30 minutes but most often takes 2 to 6 hours. Pain is usually most extreme 6 to 48 hours after exposure. The burn continues to develop for 24 to 72 hours, occasionally followed by peeling skin in 3 to 8 days. Some peeling and itching may continue for several weeks as well as the redness. ...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

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Ice pack burn on leg over week ago. Blisters gone. Large dark purple/blk spots. Edges burn constantly. Applying aloe. Painful to walk. Suggestions?

Ice pack burn on leg over week ago. Blisters gone. Large dark purple/blk spots. Edges burn constantly. Applying aloe. Painful to walk. Suggestions?

A blood clot?: Large dark purple spots. Edges burn constantly. Painful to walk. I am concerned you may have a blood clot. I would suggest you see a doctor immediately because blood clots can be very dangerous. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Ihave purple spot like marks come up on my legs tiday dint dissapear under glass am 67?

Ihave purple spot like marks come up on my legs tiday dint dissapear under glass am 67?

See doctor: Purple spots may be indicative of an illness called idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001562/#adam_000535.Disease. Prognosis) which involves blood clots forming due to one having too many platelets. It could also be a sign of easy bruising due to anemia, etc. Either way, it requires physician evaluation. ...Read more

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I just noticed a single flat tiny purple spot on the back of my sons leg. It does not hurt him. It almost looks like a tiny purple bruise.?

I just noticed a single flat tiny purple spot on the back of my sons leg. It does not hurt him. It almost looks like a tiny purple bruise.?

It could be a spider: Bite, or another insect bite. It also may be a bruise. If it doesn't resolve on its own, or if he develops more, please take him to his doctor. ...Read more

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I noticed purple spot on my leg and I took blood test. My prothrombin level was 120 (normaly it must be 70-100) how can it effect on my health?

Not likely: Your "coumadin nurse" or whomever helps you keep range 70-100 should be consulted for advice. They will likely suggest you take 1/2 dose for one evening, as you are not very far from target range. ...Read more

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I have a raised purple spot on my leg which has been there for quite some time now. Around it are rash-like marks and it all itches. Any clues?

I have a raised purple spot on my leg which has been there for quite some time now. Around it are rash-like marks and it all itches. Any clues?

Exam needed: If the discolored lesion is only days old, it could have been an insect bite with some leakage of blood under the skin. The associated itching makes this more likely but the lesion would clear after 10 days or so. Cortisone type ointment would relieve the itch. If this lesion has been present for weeks it's best to have it examined by your physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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A week ago I discovered a purple bruise-like spot on the back of my leg, but its painless. It is almond-shaped, what could it be? Purpura?

A week ago I discovered a purple bruise-like spot on the back of my leg, but its painless. It is almond-shaped, what could it be? Purpura?

Purpura: This is just a fancy word for a bruise or blood in this skin. It can sometimes happened after minor trauma. Unless you are getting a lot of them I would not worry. It should turn yellow and then fade away. ...Read more

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I have a very light blue/purple/gray spot on my leg. It is very small. I thought it was a bruise but it does not hurt. Could it be skin cancer?

I have a very light blue/purple/gray spot on my leg. It is very small. I thought it was a bruise but it does not hurt. Could it be skin cancer?

See your derm: While skin cancer in a 21 year old is rare, it does occur occasionally. Any new skin lesion or one that is changing should be brought to the attention of your dermatologist.

And remember to protect your skin. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and try to cover up as much as possible when outdoors for prolonged periods of time. ...Read more

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My mother has a big black purple ish spot on her leg. I don't think its a bruise. I remember my friend said to ask a docotor cause it might be a clot?

My mother has a big black purple ish spot on her leg. I don't think its a bruise. I remember my friend said to ask a docotor cause it might be a clot?

Go see her doctor: Take your mom to see her family doctor who can make the diagnosis. There's not enough information w/o seeing spot so all I can do is speculate which does you/her no good. Be sure to bring in all medications (prescription ; over-the-counter) as well as dietary supplements eg herbs, pills, powders, etc, as spot may be a drug-drug-supplement interaction. ...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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Just today I got a brownish/purplish spot on my leg. I am freaking out because I have no idea what it is?

No need to panic: See your family doctor or a dermatologist. Bad things don't just pop up like this overnight and if it is something bad not waitig too long is the key. ...Read more

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Reddish/purple spots in a cluster on thigh. No itching and does not hurt when you press on it. What could it be?

Reddish/purple spots in a cluster on thigh. No itching and does not hurt when you press on it. What could it be?

Irritation: Some kind of topical (touch) reaction to clothes, creams, sweat, etc. Watch carefully if spreads speak to your doc. ...Read more

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1 Cluster of 5-6 petechiae spots appeared on my thigh. Was red, then purple, now back to red. Can I wait on this or should I have it seen?

1 Cluster of 5-6 petechiae spots appeared on my thigh. Was red, then purple, now back to red. Can I wait on this or should I have it seen?

Wait: You can closely monitor this for a few days if indeed this is the only area involved. Possibly a bug bite which can cause a localized petechial rash at times. Also assuming no other unusual bruising or bleeding is present such as bloody noses and no fever or feeling of illness. If all is well other than the spot, monitor and see what happens. ...Read more

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Red purple spots clustered on my right upper thigh. Appeared within an hour and is the second time in a couple of months it has appeared? NKA or meds

Red purple spots clustered on my right upper thigh. Appeared within an hour and is the second time in a couple of months it has appeared? NKA or meds

Exam needed: These will have to be inspected by a physician to be sure, but they may be ruptured skin capillaries from some sort of pressure or injury to this area. If they begin appearing elsewhere things like blood dyscrasias or vasculitis would be suspected. If they remain localized, they will gradually fade after 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Red/purple spots on thigh, clustered closely together, covering large area, long streaks. Had very similar rash before several times over the years.?

Red/purple spots on thigh, clustered closely together, covering large area, long streaks. Had very similar rash before several times over the years.?

Exam needed: Such an eruption could be due to inflammation of tiny blood vessels (vasculitis) which may be caused by an autoimmune disorder or leakage of blood from capillaries (petechiae) seen with low platelets, for example. Your physician or dermatologist would have to inspect this eruption in order to make a diagnosis and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Deep 1" heel cut closed about 3 weeks ago. Wound is mostly pink but some purple and black spots came up below the skin, no pain or disch, is it normal?

Deep 1" heel cut closed about 3 weeks ago. Wound is mostly pink but some purple and black spots came up below the skin, no pain or disch, is it normal?

Probabely Normal: It is most probabely normal and what you see might be a hematoma (collection of clotted blood)which is slowly resolving ...Read more