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Light brown skin spots on my wrists?

Light brown skin spots on my wrists?

Sun Protection: These brown spots are in sun exposed area and are generally pre-cancerous lesions or actino keratosis. Using sun block and wearing a hat would be helpful to reduce their occurance. If the area begins to enlarge then have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What could cause purplish spots under my skin on my fingertips?

What could cause purplish spots under my skin on my fingertips?

Need to see: Diagnosing skin lesions is almost impossible without seeing them. You need to see your family doctor to diagnose them or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red itchy dots on my skin. Probably causes?

Red itchy dots on my skin. Probably causes?

Get examined: It could be eczema, folliculitis, blood disorder/vasculitis, allergic/contact dermatitis, viral infection etc. Only your dr can make an accurate dx. Take care! ...Read more

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Skin rash, reddish, round raised. Scattered, only on my elbow.?

Skin rash, reddish, round raised. Scattered, only on my elbow.?

Psoriasis or eczema?: Around the elbow, it is possible that this represents psoriasis or eczema but it could be a variety of other diseases , many of which may be easily treated or may require additional diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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Skin color bumps on my groin area?

Skin color bumps on my groin area?

Skin color bumps: Please get an appointment with your Primary doctor. He/she will listen to your concerns, examine you, and order laboratory studies and possibly xrays. Hope all goes well. ...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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I noticed red dot pigmentation appearing on my skin. What is this?

Angiomas: Angiomas are benign tumors derived from cells of the vascular or lymphatic vessel walls (epithelium) or derived from cells of the tissues surrounding these vessels. Angiomas are a frequent occurrence as patients age, but they might be an indicator of systemic problems such as liver disease. They are not commonly associated with malignancy. But since i can not see the lesions i can not be sure. ...Read more

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Wondering why red spots on skin and itchy?

Wondering why red spots on skin and itchy?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...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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Raised itchy spots on back of my scalp?

Raised itchy spots on back of my scalp?

Psoriasis: It is probably psoriasis but like with any lesion you would need to have it examined as certain cancers can present this way. ...Read more

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Black spots on my virgina?

Black spots on my virgina?

Need an exam: Black spots could be dysplasia, warts, polyps, moles, syphillis. You would need an exam and possibly a biopsy to find out. ...Read more

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Tiny purple spots on anus, bumpy?

Tiny purple spots on anus, bumpy?

Ouch-it really hurts: External hemorrhoids are basically varicose-vein, and when thombosed (clotted) it sure can cause much pain in the _ _ _. This is easy excised in the office, if you r doc does it, which can relief your pain quickly. If not, topical steroid mixed with Lidocaine such as anapram can help quite a bit. Increase fibers and fluid, avoid straining, and minimize prolonged sitting. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have itchy red , scaly spots on my neck, back and shoulders and white blotchy spots on my back also?

I have itchy red , scaly spots on my neck, back and shoulders and white blotchy spots on my back also?

Itchy red spot dz: There is no way to diagnose you on the internet. You need eyeballs attached to a dermatologist, who will be better able to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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My skin has burn spots on it, why?

My skin has burn spots on it, why?

See your doctor : If you have not been burned but you have places that look like you have been burned, a doctor could help you make the correct diagnosis and start treatment. If the spots hurt, burn or itch be sure to tell the doctor about that as well. ...Read more

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Skin on my arms have whiute spots?

Skin on my arms have whiute spots?

Family practice : Could be tenia versacolor which is a skin fungus. A dermatologist could let you know for sure Lamisil (terbinafine) is used for treatment. ...Read more

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I have itchy, red spots on my skin, remedy?

I have itchy, red spots on my skin, remedy?

The remedy will: Depend on the cause. In -person medical evaluation is the best way to determine cause. ...Read more

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White itchy spots on skin?

Assessment will tell: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my forearms. Now small red spots on hands?

I have a rash on my forearms. Now small red spots on hands?

If you're asking...: ...What is causing it, it could be any of a dozen different things, from an allergy to something that touched your skin, to a virus, to something you ate or inhaled, to an internal problem. You'll need to see a dermatologist who can look at the rash directly and give you a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have purple spots on my skin and 101F fever. I also have some headache. Should i see a doc or will paracetamol be enough?

See a doctor: Fever associated with "purple spots" on the skin and headache could signal a serious, even life threatening problem. Please see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped) . Brown spots on arms ?

I am experiencing  skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped) .
Brown spots on arms ?

Can't diagnose with: this info. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I have got purple spots on top of my head?

I have got purple spots on top of my head?

Insect bite: Can be dry skin , insect bite, inflamed hair follicular, allergy to shampoo, etc. Check with dermatologist if not resolved. ...Read more

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I had a bad fall and my lower back locked on me. Now I have purple, reddish spots on skin in the same place it's locked. What is that?

Bruise?: Is it like a bruise? Could be secondary to fall and a bruise, local hematoma. Or have you put heating pad on it or some muscle cream, gel that you reacted to locally? ...Read more

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My daughter had pointed out these reddish purple spots on the back of my head that were never there before. Not itchy or raised up. ?

My daughter had pointed out these reddish purple spots on the back of my head that were never there before. Not itchy or raised up. ?

Mgt: It may be a contact dermatitis, if it spreads or is associated with other symptoms, medication may be needed. In the meantime, wash the area with a hypoallergenic soap such as Dove. ...Read more

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I'm getting some purple/black spots on skin, which are itchy and scaling?

I'm getting some purple/black spots on skin, which are itchy and scaling?

Depends...: Duration, size, Exposure to animals, any new chemical exposure gives clue. Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching and see PMD. ...Read more

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I washed my nose with a facial rock then it peel off my skin and dry it off now it's heeling but I have purple/dark spots on my nose what should I do?

I washed my nose with a facial rock then it peel off my skin and dry it off now it's heeling but I have purple/dark spots on my nose what should I do?

Wait for 2-4 weeks: Most facial peels take 2-4 weeks for primary healing and another 4-6 weeks for complete healing. The purplish spots are usually benign or indicate blood near the surface. Occasionally they can be more significant indicating conditions like rosacea or skin cancer. Wait at least 4 weeks, but preferably 10 weeks from the peel. If still visible, then see a skin doctor ...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

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I get purple vaginal spots near my vagina and I get under the skin spots too. What does this mean? Will these mark? How can I get them to stop coming

I get purple vaginal spots near my vagina and I get under the skin spots too. What does this mean? Will these mark? How can I get them to stop coming

It would be best: if these lesions were visualized with a history. Right now we would be guessing about what the cause is. Recommend in -person medical assessment for accurate diagnosis and recommendations. ...Read more

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Purple black looking two spots in the inner thigh close to stretch marks no bumps looks like under the skin I have put on allot of weight any ideas?

Purple black looking two spots in the inner thigh close to stretch marks no bumps looks like under the skin I have put on allot of weight any ideas?

Ruptured vein?: Your spots seem to result from ruptured blood vessels under the skin. Have you had any recent bruising or trauma from athletic activities, or from clothing rubbing? Though unlikely to be a health risk, your medical provider should be able to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Got purple line around lower penis head with white/yellow spots never had sex nor had fore skin removed what is it been there a few months now?

Got purple line around lower penis head with white/yellow spots never had sex nor had fore skin removed what is it been there a few months now?

Schmegma: Sounds like the substance that forms in uncircumcised males. Be sure to pull the foreskin back and clean the area with soap and water daily. If this persists after a week you should see a doc. ...Read more

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I have dysautonomia, all day today my heart rate is ~56bpm & I have been cold, my skin has red/purple spots. This is the opposite of my usual. Any advice on how to regulate and raise my pulse/ temp?

I have dysautonomia, all day today my heart rate is ~56bpm & I have been cold, my skin has red/purple spots. This is the opposite of my usual. Any advice on how to regulate and raise my pulse/ temp?

56=ok: There's nothing wrong with a heart rate of 56 - don't try to change it. I suggest you wear warmer clothing - it will make you more comfortable, probably will make the red/purple spots go away, is free/inexpensive, has no side effects, and won't interact with your other meds. ...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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I have a few deep purple spots around the head of my penis, is this just some kind of period or an std?

I have a few deep purple spots around the head of my penis, is this just some kind of period or an std?

Need evaluation: Purple spots (purpuras) that you described could be related to trauma resulting in bruising, other inflammatory skin conditions or infection like kaposi's sarcoma associated with hiv, gonorrhea. Visit your dermatologist for further evaluation and work-up. ...Read more

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Breakout every 4-7 weeks in lesions, abrasions, leaves scars and purple bruises. Entire body. Minor burn/ itching and spots darkening in skin. Ideas?

Skin is being weird: I would get to a doctor with this right away. Especially with it leaving scars, you want to get to the bottom of what's going on, even if it's something as simple as acne. Other things that come to mind include staph infections, drug allergies, or other less common systemic skin allergies. ...Read more

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What would purple marks on the lips be? Like spots, almost like bruising/blood under skin but doesn't hurt. Could this be an std? Its not a cold sore.

Purple marks on lips: You have to see your doctor or a dermatologist to have a proper diagnosis. There are a number of different possibilities. The most likely is a vascular one such as a venous lake. However many lesions on the lips can reflect a systemic condition like osler-weber-rendu. ...Read more

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Could low dose asa therapy cause you to bruise more easily and to develop purple spots on skin? I am also on HRT and lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) for hypertension.

Could low dose asa therapy cause you to bruise more easily and to develop purple spots on skin? I am also on HRT and lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) for hypertension.

Yes: That is a common effect of low dose Aspirin due to the inhibition of blood platelets. If your hypertension is well controlled it can still happen but is more likely if not controlled. As one gets older the skin gets thinner and capillaries get more fragile and tear easier which makes these bruises appear more often. ...Read more

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I have a purple spot on my penis head. What can it be?

I have a purple spot on my penis head. What can it be?

See Your Doctor: Unfortunately, it is something that would need to be seen to diagnose. Please see your doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more

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