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Purple Spots On My Calf
I have a bruise like spot on my calf that i saw a week ago. It's purple with white spots, it doesn't hurt, it isn't raised. Is it just a bruise?
Ecchymosis: A capillary or tiny vein probably spontaneously burst leaking a small amount of blood under the skin. As this blood collection slowly breaks down, it leaves these various colors which take days to clear. This is a painless,no serious process. However if multiple episodes occur in scattered locations blood counts and coagulation tests are recommended. Aspirin increases the fragility of blood vessel ...Read more
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 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?
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
Ice pack burn on leg over week ago. Blisters gone. Large dark purple/blk spots. Edges burn constantly. Applying aloe. Painful to walk. Suggestions?
Can you get a blood clot from a bad bruise on your leg? Brother kicked me hard bottom of leg had red welt put ice on it now have yellow bluish bruise with spots of purple?
THE BRUISE, NO: The bruise itself does not cause DVT, but the trauma causing the bruise theoretically could. ...Read more
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 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?
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
I have a small flat purple spot on my leg, its not raised. It just noticed it yesterday. I don't think I hit myself on aniything that would bruising.
Bruise: If you get more lesions see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. It will probably go away on its own. ...Read more
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