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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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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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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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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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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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I have a purple spot on my upper thigh, it started off tiny a few days ago and it has now gotten bigger, about the size of an almond?

I have a purple spot on my upper thigh, it started off tiny a few days ago and it has now gotten bigger, about the size of an almond?

You should: see about this but it "sounds like" a bruise with a "hematoma" (collection of blood below the skin)! Ask question again with an attached PHOTO! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I am experiencing a big spot on my thigh it is dark purple and red dots clumped up together no pain or anything I'm on depo what could this be?

I am experiencing a big spot on my thigh it is dark purple and red dots clumped up together no pain or anything I'm on depo what could this be?

Needs to be seen: It is impossible to say what something you are seeing on your skin is without being able to see it. New dark purple makes one think of bruise; however, there are other possibilities such as purpura and that can't be determined from your short question. I would advise you have either a virtual or in person appointment to address your concerns. ...Read more

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My wife has purple spot on skin on her thigh and calves.What are the causes and what is the treatment ?

My wife has purple spot on skin  on her thigh and calves.What are the causes and what is the treatment ?

Angiomas: What may be a small red to purple papule that is a normal finding on most skin. They usually develop in adulthood and have no medical complication. If the spots are sudden and only in one area, have your dermatologist assess the area for your concern. ...Read more

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I woke up with a very large purple spot on my thigh and it look like a bruise but does not hurt?

I woke up with a very large purple spot on my thigh and it look like a bruise but does not hurt?

Probably a bruise: You could have bumped the leg and this is the result- an ecchymosis. Not all bruises are painful. If the discoloration does not go away, then a biopsy may be necessary. Good luck! ...Read more

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Purple/red pea sized spot In groin area between vagina and thigh. Not sore. Is it bad?

Purple/red pea sized spot In groin area between vagina and thigh. Not sore. Is it bad?

Try hot compresses: Most likely not. Could be an ingrown hair or an inflamed gland. Please try using hot compresses- hot washcloth applied for 15 min, 3x/day for 2-3 days to see if this gets better. If growing or worse, needs doctor evaluation. ...Read more

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Just noticed these red/purplish spots in a cluster on my thigh. They don't hurt or itch. The rest of my body is very itchy but that could be dry skin.

Just noticed these red/purplish spots in a cluster on my thigh. They don't hurt or itch. The rest of my body is very itchy but that could be dry skin.

Have them seen...: Make an appointment to see your doctor. Without seeing the area of concern, it is impossible to give advice that is useful. ...Read more

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I think I have petechiae. It occur on my left arm now right thigh. Purplish dots only on one spot not scattered. Can you get this from stress/anxiety?

I think I have petechiae. It occur on my left arm now right thigh. Purplish dots only on one spot not scattered. Can you get this from stress/anxiety?

Petichiae: These sound as if they may be ecchymoses (deep bruises with bleeding visible thru skin), but might be something else. Not due to stress or anxiety. See a doctor for more specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have three red spots on my upper leg that are not itchy, and no bigger than a dime each. Just wondering what they could be?

I have three red spots on my upper leg that are not itchy, and no bigger than a dime each. Just wondering what they could be?

Hard to say: Without looking . How long have you had them? Any other signs and symptoms?Would take pictures for documentation . Since you don't have any other signs and symptoms, would just observe for now . For all you know , it will resolve in time! of course, if things changed, do please schedule an appointment with your physician. In meantime , monitor with pictures and date them! ...Read more

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Why do I have flat brown spots all over my back and upper leg?

Why do I have flat brown spots all over my back and upper leg?

Hard to say : Without seeing them, but sound like benign spots called keratosis thst are a result of sun exposure and come out as you get older. ...Read more