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Purple Spots On My Knees Symptoms
Knees: More than likely you knelt on something that caused small bruises on your knees. If you have this no other place on your body and have no other symptoms I would not worry about it. If it starts spreading then you should get it checked. ...Read more
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?
Small purple spots on knees. No swelling or hurting or itching was in the sun all day. I drank water and wore sunblock. Could it still be from sun?
Yes, could be: You may missed to put the sunblock on those areas. ...Read more
I have dark red/purple spots on my thighs knee & feet. Not always there, but mostly at night & i also bruise very easy. Do u know what this could be?
Ecchymosis (Bruise): It sounds like you are describing easy bruising. This is almost always abnormal in someone 31 yrs old. You need to have this checked out and have testing done to find out why you are experiencing this problem. There are many causes for easy bruising. Some causes are relatively benign, but some are very serious. Get it checked out. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Very small purple bruises like blood spots on back of knee, quite itchy. Could it be an insect bite as i have been cutting in bushes?
Itchy spots: It could be but if symptoms persist or worsen get examined ...Read more
I'm having a bad reaxn to Diflucan (fluconazole) inc. rash on face (brown sun spots peeling off) legs have red/purple spot w/severe knee/ankle pain. Could be yeast?
Allergic reaction: With such severe symptoms you should go to the ER. Go now. DrG ...Read more
Needs to be checked: It is hard for us to tell you what it may be without more information and visual examination Since it is increasing in size I suggest have it checked by your Doctor It may be a resolving hematoma(collection of clotted blood) or a bite by an insect or something else or an infection ...Read more
Unlikely: Unlikely, see physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hello Dr. Allan, I woke up worried today because I noticed a purple spot on my knee that doesn't hurt or itch. I also get chest pains.
I have a light purple/pink spot on the skin of my knee cap It sometimes itches scratching makes white crust to come off it and it sometimes weeps too
Sounds like LSC: Lichen simplex chronicus is the thickening of your skin after chronic itching and scratching. If you scratch hard enough you can cause weeping and even secondary infection. Try aquaphor and AM lactam to reduce itching and help healing. Sometimes you may need prescription strength cordran tape to help from derm. ...Read more
Dark purple spot on front of knee with tiny hard bump under it. Did not hit it and it isn't a bite. Is it a sign of a dvt?
Unlikely: The deep veins do not run in the area you describe. Purple is frequently a bruise-? Any other illnesses or bruising tendency? Commonly we forget a minor trauma? ...Read more
A purple/pink spot on the skin of my knee cap It's been there for years Sometimes itches heavy scratching makes it weep and white dead skin comes off?
See dermatologist: Most likely a psoriatic patch BUT if it is enlarging or weeping more definitely see a skin doctor. ...Read more
13 year old girl gets splotchy legs when she is standing. Red hot spots on her knees and calves that itch and purplish darker patches. What is this?
Light pain in the right leg, no swelling, redness and no purplish. Just small swelling behind the knee and blazing in that spot. Can it be thrombosis?
My son (6mos) 's left leg turns purple when crying loudly, after he stops it will be normal again but spots will left on his leg, should I worried?
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?
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
A 1x4 inch red spot appeared on my knee overnight; the next day same color appeared on 2/3 of the back of my right hand. They quickly turned dark brown and have stayed that way for a week. I have appt with derm in 2 wks. No other symptoms. Any ideas?
Dermatologist: It's a good idea to consult a dermatologist in case more lesions appear in the future, but I wonder if these spots could have been caused by a bite from some sort of insect even though there was no itching.If no other skin spots appear a systemic cause is unlikely. ...Read more
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