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Sometimes my feet randomly turn a purple/black color with purple spots near my ankles and it's hard to move my toes.?

Sometimes my feet randomly turn a purple/black color with purple spots near my ankles and it's hard to move my toes.?

Specific picture.: Somethings just can't be evaluated without actually seeing the issue at hand. I fear that this is one of them. Randomly occurring skin discolorations are sometimes impossible to explain, let along come up with a treatment plan. I suggest you take a picture of the event and upload it so a visual appreciation can be made. I feel certain that a Healthtap specialist can then help you. ...Read more

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On my right ankle, I see two black spots, side by side, and the veins are more noticeable. Should I be alarmed?

On my right ankle, I see two black spots, side by side, and the veins are more noticeable. Should I be alarmed?

Dermatologist: Prominent veins in the ankle area are not unusual, but the pigmented spots will have to be examined by your physician or dermatologist for diagnosis. It would be quite unusual for two malignant lesions, like melanomas, to be present side by side, however. ...Read more

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I've had a slightly large red rash, or maybe fungus on my right ankle for over a year now with smaller spots near it, what could it be?

I've had a slightly large red rash, or maybe fungus on my right ankle for over a year now with smaller spots near it, what could it be?

It could be...: Athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle and the whole foot is bruised purple color then 2 days after injury the bruise started having white round spots all inside?

I sprained my ankle and the whole foot is bruised purple color then 2 days after injury the bruise started having white round spots all inside?

Rainbow Bruise.: Sounds like a typical variation on the breakdown of the blood trapped under the skin. Time will eventually remove almost all of it. If there is a concern, then see your doctor for an exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Weird purple marks above my right ankle, what are they? Not itchy, and no ankle sprain.

Stasis Dermatitis: Without seeing a picture, the more common reason for seeing purple near an ankle is likely related to some venous insufficency and hemosiderin (iron) deposition in the skin staining the skin. However, any pigmentation of skin should always be examined by a dermatologist to ensure there is no malignant lesions. ...Read more

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There is one spot on my right ankle, on the bone that has always been numb. I don't know why...is this ok?

There is one spot on my right ankle, on the bone that has always been numb. I don't know why...is this ok?

Likely okay: If the spot has been stable and has not become larger, you may just watch and wait. Take care to protect the area from injury. If the numb area becomes larger or an ulcer develops in the numb area, see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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My right ankle and foot are swollen to about 30% larger than usual. I can't wear boots on that foot now. The right side ofmy ankle is purple. What should I do?

My right ankle and foot are swollen to about 30% larger than usual. I can't wear boots on that foot now. The right side ofmy ankle is purple. What should I do?

Bruise: It sounds like you have injured the ankle & created bruising & swelling. I would use ice, elevation and compression. If not better in a couple of days see a doctor. ...Read more

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Played soccer and kicked in ankle. Slowly healed but 2 weeks later got kicked same spot. Now yellow & swollen. Purple is underneath. Help me plz. Tnx.

Kicked: This certainly sounds like a deep bruise, especially when you describe the color changes. Ice and nsaids if you can take them will help as will rest. Bruises can turn all sorts of colors as the blood is broken down by enzymes that leaked from broken blood vessels ...Read more

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My 5 year old has purple bruise-like spot on ankle. Hard and raised on edges. Pediatrician said use hydrocortisone which has had no affect. What now?

My 5 year old has purple bruise-like spot on ankle. Hard and raised on edges. Pediatrician said use hydrocortisone which has had no affect. What now?

Many possibilities.: Hard to say without a photo, but it could actually be a bruise. I'm assuming it appeared recently, so it's not a birthmark. Other possibilities include an insect or spider bite, an allergy to something he/she came in contact with, or a focal infection. If Hydrocortisone had no effect, I would recommend an examination by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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 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?

Need 2 see 2 comment: Please submit more details for proper analysis of your question. Usually, skin lesions need to be seen by a docotr to be properly diagnosed, so that a cause can be ascribed to them and a treatment plan devised. ...Read more

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Spot on bottom of foot. Very painful. Dr says not planters wart. Turned purple with spots under it. What could it be?

Spot on bottom of foot. Very painful. Dr says not planters wart. Turned purple with spots under it. What could it be?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Be seen: Skin changes are usually not associated with problems inside the knee itself, so it is probably unrelated to your " bad knees". There are a number of potential causes. I would not hesitate to be seen to have it diagnosed. ...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 two blue or purple spots on two of my toes on my left foot. Noticed after wearing tight boots. Been present for months now. Starts in big toe.

I have two blue or purple spots on two of my toes on my left foot. Noticed after wearing tight boots. Been present for months now. Starts in big toe.

Toe Pressure Spots: You probably just have pressure irritation from your tight boots. Consider changing to slightly longer or one with a deeper toe box. Dr Rich Blake
Have the shoe store give their advice. ...Read more

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Ice pack burn on leg over week ago. Blisters gone. Large dark purple/blk spots. Edges burn constantly. Applying aloe. Painful to walk. Suggestions?

Ice pack burn on leg over week ago. Blisters gone. Large dark purple/blk spots. Edges burn constantly. Applying aloe. Painful to walk. Suggestions?

A blood clot?: Large dark purple spots. Edges burn constantly. Painful to walk. I am concerned you may have a blood clot. I would suggest you see a doctor immediately because blood clots can be very dangerous. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I have a purple spot on the bottom of my right foot. I have had it for years with no pain, should this be a cause for concern?

I have a purple spot on the bottom of my right foot. I have had it for years with no pain, should this be a cause for concern?

Have a doctor see it: When you are at your next doctor visit ask your doctor to tell you what it is. You need a diagnosis to know if it is anything that needs treatment. ...Read more

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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 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.?

It could be a spider: Bite, or another insect bite. It also may be a bruise. If it doesn't resolve on its own, or if he develops more, please take him to his doctor. ...Read more

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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 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?

Not likely: Your "coumadin nurse" or whomever helps you keep range 70-100 should be consulted for advice. They will likely suggest you take 1/2 dose for one evening, as you are not very far from target range. ...Read more

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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?

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

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A week ago I discovered a purple bruise-like spot on the back of my leg, but its painless. It is almond-shaped, what could it be? Purpura?

A week ago I discovered a purple bruise-like spot on the back of my leg, but its painless. It is almond-shaped, what could it be? Purpura?

Purpura: This is just a fancy word for a bruise or blood in this skin. It can sometimes happened after minor trauma. Unless you are getting a lot of them I would not worry. It should turn yellow and then fade away. ...Read more