Doctor insights on:
Purple Spots On One Arm
I have recently been getting small (0.5cm) perfectly round spots (one each time) that are red/purple on arm. Appear suddelny and go in 2 days?
I noticed a small flat purple spot on my arm , I thought maybe it was a bruise , then another one , but smaller shows up the next day . No pain?
See a doctor: The purple spots you describe may be bleeding under the skin. Please see a doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more
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?
Check bruises out: It sounds like those are bruises, or blood vessels that are breaking. Without trauma as a cause, they could be from a bleeding problem from disease (like liver, or blood abnormality) or medications (like Aspirin or similar drugs, or coumadin) or even some kinds of cancers (leukemia). Or they just happen! best to be checked out. ...Read more
I'm 62 and every now and then I get these redish purple spots on my arms , they don't bleed but look close to bleeding,what causes this?
Get is checked pleas: It is difficult to assess without looking at these spots It might be due to pressure on the arm, or due to blood problems resulting in reducing number of Platelets (tiny pieces that helps preventing bleeding) in the blood. Your doctor should be able to check the spots and arrange some testing to find the cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dad has been developing purple spots on his arm. They show up red and they itch, then they turn purple. They come and go and vary in size.
Hi i'm 19 years old and I have white spots all over my arms and today i just found purple bluey spots on the back of my legs could you please help?
Spots: Perhaps we could help if you were to send a picture of those to us. Without that and getting more history from you, it's impossible to guess this one out. ...Read more
I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped) .
Brown spots on arms ?
Your description: applies to a number of skin problems but I would "vote for" FUNGAL cause. Sometimes SPECIFIC TREATMENT and sometimes ORAL ANTI-FUNGALS are indicated! In other words get it checked out as soon as practicable by your PCP who may want to refer you to a Board Certified Dermatologist!!! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
I've been worried for a couple months now, because I get about 2 to 4 bruises per week on my legs, their color is greenish and some are purple (they are not big), I've also been having night sweats, little red spots on my arms, hands and feet (agai
Have had a spot on arm. Started clear, had turned purple in 6 months. Should i be worried? Tried to pop it, nothing comes out.
See your doctor: It only takes a minute to diagnose these lesions, but it's always better to be safe and get it evaluated. ...Read more
Hello there.... Yesterday a purple spot has appeared on my arm.... It doesn't hurt me but it looks ugly.... I was wondering what it could be?
Bruise?: If it does not resolve set up a Health Tap consult with photos. ...Read more
Hello. I'm here to ask about a small greenish/purple spot on my arm. It was from where an i.V needle was placed. It does not hurt. Just odd to me.
Bruising : It is just some bruising (blood under the skin) from the iv. As your body breaks down blood under the skin, it changes color and will eventually disappear. ...Read more
What would cause the site of a blood draw to be very painful and bruised bright purple-blotchy in more than 1 spot? Infection? Pain radiates whole arm
After I got out of the shower, I noticed tiny dark purple spots up the side of my left forearm. Not itchy; no bumps. Could this be dangerous?
Likely: Nothing to worry about. It is likely due to a small 'bruise'. If worsens or doesn't go away have your doctor look at it and do some blood work to check your platelet levels. ...Read more
My mom woke up with a dark purple/black bruise with white dots or spots on her forearm. We are both retired nurses and have never seen anything like i?
My arms have the "kp chicken skin" and red/purplish discoloration--are these sun spots? Damaged skin? It's making me self conscious.
Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a chronic skin condition that affects the hair follicles on the upper outer arms and outer thighs. It is a form of acne/folliculitis. It makes the skin appear very bumpy, rough, and discolored. There is no cure but it can be improved by using exfoliants and scrubs containing lactic acid, urea, glycolic acid. Also using a loofah regularly helps. ...Read more