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What causes sudden dark purple bruise on my shin?

What causes sudden dark purple bruise on my shin?

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

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What are the purple spots on upper arms?

What are the purple spots on upper arms?

Purpura ?: Not sure. Dermatological evaluation should be able to diagnose what the lesions is and the possible causes. ...Read more

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Upper leg rash on inside of right leg, some oozing and scab appearing?

Upper leg rash on inside of right leg, some oozing and scab appearing?

Staph: Sounds like a staphylococcus or strep infection. Go have that treated. And yes, it is contagious. ...Read more

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Red rashes on arms on right arm. Causes?

Red rashes on arms on right arm. Causes?

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

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I have dark blackish purple spots on the calves of my legs. What causes this?

I have dark blackish purple spots on the calves of my legs. What causes this?

Rash: Usually certain types rash can be bleeding disorder see primary care physician for evaluation ...Read more

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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

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

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Brown circle skin patch on lower left calf what could this be?

Brown circle skin patch on lower left calf  what could this be?

Patch: Could just be a nevus or mole, could be fungal infection, could be a patch of eczema, among other things. Best thing to do is go get it looked at it. How long has it been there, has it changed in size or color? ...Read more

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Causes and treatment of blackish purple spots on abdomen to thighs?

Causes and treatment of blackish purple spots  on abdomen to thighs?

Hopefully these: Links would be of help 2 u. Go see ur dr for a thorough exam and accuracy of diagnosis.Take care and god bless u! http://www.healthline.com/health/purpura. http://www.healthline.com/health/discolored-skin-patches. ...Read more

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Hard lump on outter thigh left leg... 2 smaller ones on right outter leg... what could it be?

Hard lump on outter thigh left leg... 2 smaller ones on right outter leg... what could it be?

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

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What causes dark discoloration spots in right foot. Was hurting and swelling. Now ok but dark spot left in inside center of foot?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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What causes brownish black blotches to on skin on upper arm near shoulder?

What causes brownish black blotches to on skin on upper arm near shoulder?

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

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Lumps on left side of forehead, ichy, soreness, sometimes red. Getting bigger.

Lumps on left side of  forehead, ichy, soreness, sometimes red.  Getting bigger.

Rash: Could be something as simple as acne or other dermatoses. Start by seeing either your pcp or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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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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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 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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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?

More likely trauma: If you have local tenderness (pain) over spot and purplish it's more likely a bruise from trauma that you were unaware of. Maybe happened during sleep? If it persists or enlarges, see your doctor. ...Read more

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