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Purple Spots On Right Calf Symptoms
See a doctor: Would have to see them to tell. Best to be examined by a doctor. ...Read more
See a physician: If this is a bruise which has occurred without obvious trauma, then you may need to be evaluated for possible bleeding disorder. Could there have been an insect bite? I would recommend seeing a physician if there is no improvement or if you start seeing other similar lesions. ...Read more
Staph: Sounds like a staphylococcus or strep infection. Go have that treated. And yes, it is contagious. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Pinkish spots clustered in line on bottom of left and right leg both are 2.5 inches from ankle dark to faded. Left bigger than right. have photos.
See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat. ...Read more
Line of bumps on my leg not scaly Not bug bite or itchy muscle under it cramps badly, cramping getting worse right below rash. Dime sized bumps
There are few rashes: ...that are truly painful. One of them is Herpes Zoster (shingles). They tend to form linear clusters like you described, Because treatment is available that may hasten the recovery from shingles and prevent lingering pain, I advise you to see a doctor. Keep in mind that this is an educated guess, but a guess nonetheless. Hope this helps! Dr. Anne ...Read more
The good news is: most all the lumps under the skin of the extremities are benign. The most common are lipomas (benign fatty, soft tissue growths) dermatofibromas or neurofibromas. Dermatofibromas may be slightly pigmented/brownish. Sometimes neurofibromas can turn in cancers so they are sometimes removed. Other types of bumps include epidermoid cysts, keratosis pillars, etc. which can be distinguished by a doctor ...Read more
What causes dark discoloration spots in right foot. Was hurting and swelling. Now ok but dark spot left in inside center of foot?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out what is going on. ...Read more
Pin point red dots on wrist and yellow/brown bruise. Itchy skin all over. Few lumps on legs, sore muscles, nerve pain. Allergies? The rash went in 20m
Difficult to say: It is difficult to say what this could be. It could be urticara. You might want to have this evaluated if it reoccurs. ...Read more
I have swollen ankles pain around ankles up back of legs red raised lumps 2, on each knee sore to touch turn to bruise next day vericous veins?
Have it looked at: A sprain injury can result in redness, bruising, swelling, pain, and possibly instability of the involved area. An x-ray will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right foot swelling since 3/14 now i notice a quarter size patch with light purple viens on top of foot by ankle. What could it be?
Possible ganglion: There are some various things that can present that way. The area that you describe is a common place for ganglions to form. Another consideration, is the Extensor Digitorum Brevis muscle belly. This can become enlarged due to various stresses. It is located on the lateral or little toe side of the foot near the ankle. If you are having pain from this you may want to have this checked out. ...Read more
Sore tongue 1 week
Right side only No blisters, swelling or lumps
Dentist could not feel anything on exam Cluster of tiny red spots on side withpain?
Bruises: These are hemorrhages underneath your skin resulting from rupture of fragile dermal vessels due to vitamin deficiency or trauma or perhaps even due to blood coagulation factor deficiency. If these bruises are localized and disappear in a few days, they are probably due to trauma. If they are generalized, recurrent and persistent, i suggest you see your doctor for further examination and testing. ...Read more
I have clusters of red dots on lower legs & feet, worse on left leg. Doesn't dissappear, doesnt itch & is not raised, just there. What could it be?
One look is worth a: 1000 words. A broad differential would be; bug bites of some type, a viral rash, some broken blood vessels, contact dermatitis from some plant, localized allergic reaction. If they cause you no symptoms it is probably safe to watch for 7-10 days and see if they go away. You could also try to use an over the counter steroid cream. ...Read more
I have a bruise like spot on my calf that i saw a week ago. It's purple with white spots, it doesn't hurt, it isn't raised. Is it just a bruise?
Ecchymosis: A capillary or tiny vein probably spontaneously burst leaking a small amount of blood under the skin. As this blood collection slowly breaks down, it leaves these various colors which take days to clear. This is a painless,no serious process. However if multiple episodes occur in scattered locations blood counts and coagulation tests are recommended. Aspirin increases the fragility of blood vessel ...Read more
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?
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?
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
Can you get a blood clot from a bad bruise on your leg? Brother kicked me hard bottom of leg had red welt put ice on it now have yellow bluish bruise with spots of purple?
THE BRUISE, NO: The bruise itself does not cause DVT, but the trauma causing the bruise theoretically could. ...Read more
Ice pack burn on leg over week ago. Blisters gone. Large dark purple/blk spots. Edges burn constantly. Applying aloe. Painful to walk. Suggestions?
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 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 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
I have a small flat purple spot on my leg, its not raised. It just noticed it yesterday. I don't think I hit myself on aniything that would bruising.
Bruise: If you get more lesions see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. It will probably go away on its own. ...Read more
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?
I have a very light blue/purple/gray spot on my leg. It is very small. I thought it was a bruise but it does not hurt. Could it be skin cancer?
See your derm: While skin cancer in a 21 year old is rare, it does occur occasionally. Any new skin lesion or one that is changing should be brought to the attention of your dermatologist. And remember to protect your skin. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and try to cover up as much as possible when outdoors for prolonged periods of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother has a big black purple ish spot on her leg. I don't think its a bruise. I remember my friend said to ask a docotor cause it might be a clot?
Go see her doctor: Take your mom to see her family doctor who can make the diagnosis. There's not enough information w/o seeing spot so all i can do is speculate which does you/her no good. Be sure to bring in all medications (prescription ; over-the-counter) as well as dietary supplements eg herbs, pills, powders, etc, as spot may be a drug-drug-supplement interaction. ...Read more
Just today i got a brownish/purplish spot on my leg. I am freaking out because I have no idea what it is?
No need to panic: See your family doctor or a dermatologist. Bad things don't just pop up like this overnight and if it is something bad not waitig too long is the key. ...Read more
Purplish spot poped up on my leg could it be a blood clot should i b concerns i haven't hit my leg or anything?
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?
Tingling in on spot in my lower calfs for 3days no other symptoms and I have not had an injury only notice it when sitting or laying what could thisB?
Many: See your doc to decide. May just be Musculoskeletal ...Read more
After running, i get clusters of 3-6 purple spots that are 1-3 mm in diameter on my legs. No pain. No other symptoms. Is this normal?
I have had intermittent swelling in my right calf as well as mild pain in one specific spot in my calf. Can symptoms of a blood clot be intermittent?
It is: Possible. Especially if it doesn't cross the popliteal space (behind the knee). ...Read more
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