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Purple Spots On Shoulders
Not clear: Only a doctor who can look at them can tell you. ...Read more
Purple spot on back of shoulder 1 to 1.5 inches across it us concave slightly pressure sensitive. No change. ..Had for many years what could it be?
Birth mark: Most likely a birth mark, most of them are dilated minute blood vessels when purple color. ...Read more
I have a big red spot on my shoulder its been there for years it looks simular to a sunburn sometimes feels sensitive has small purple dots concerned?
Hard to say:
It concerns you enough to ask about it. So go have it looked at. It is hard to say anything about rashes and spots without seeing them, .
Most are nothing. When it concerns you enough to ask it is beneficial to have it looked at. ...Read more
I have a purple spot on right rib cage 4 inches below nipple in front and numbess under shoulder blade in back on right side. What could it be.
If I look over my right shoulder "just right", I see spots, it goes away quickly, is it anything to be concerned about?
No: There can be small vitreous floaters at the periphery of your vision that are normally not noticed. If you have to look a long time, you may succeed in some cases in reducing the blood supply to your eyes or brain sufficiently to see spots. If you see flashing lights, many new spots, or a dark curtain coming over your vision, those can be signs of retinal detachment requiring a visit to your eye md. ...Read more
No: If new could be irritated hair follicles, if old can be sun damage-need to be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Ouch-it really hurts: External hemorrhoids are basically varicose-vein, and when thombosed (clotted) it sure can cause much pain in the _ _ _. This is easy excised in the office, if you r doc does it, which can relief your pain quickly. If not, topical steroid mixed with Lidocaine such as anapram can help quite a bit. Increase fibers and fluid, avoid straining, and minimize prolonged sitting. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
My husband has purple spots on his scrrottam it only started with a couple now more has started coming up and if you rub over them they fade for couple seconds and come back but has scratched some off and more comes back?
Visualdx: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
Black spots: A big red flag goes up when patients say they have "black spots on their shoulder". See a doctor immediately for a skin exam to make sure these do not represent melanoma, a skin cancer. Learn about the ABCD's of melanoma here: http://www. Webmd. Com/melanoma-skin-cancer/abcds-of-melanoma-skin-cancer ...Read more
I was outside sitting in a wicker lawn chair leaning against the back and later noticed flat red spots/lines on my shoulder blade. What caused this?
The chair?: This may sound silly.... but was it just the top of the chair?? ...Read more
I gettin these white spots around my neck and shoulder during summer. It keeps coming back every year. What are these exactly and how do I treat them?
Tinea: Tinea Versicolor would be on the top of my list. A quick visit to your doctor and a course of anti fungal ointment- should solve your problem. ...Read more
Unsure: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more
Normal: With the lack of a clinical exam, I would like to call those spots the terminal end of blood vessels. However if they are new spots that you have never seen before, then you may need to have them checked by a dentist. Some common allergies may be expressed by splotches. ...Read more
The toxin does that: Wasp bites can be very serious, but that is usually within a few minutes of having been bitten. At this point, you should only need anti-itch medicine or pain medicine if need be. The effects that you are describing will gradually go away. The wasp injects a toxin that you body has to clear. ...Read more
Red spots appeared on my body then turned purple a few days later and it's still there 3 weeks later! What could it be?
I have purple spots around a small freckle right above the intersecting point of my ribs what does that mean and what do I do?
Get checked: May be an irritated taste bud, may be an irritation, either way this should be evaluated by a dentist and then possibly an oral surgeon if the dentist cannot determine why it is there. ...Read more
Rash: Usually certain types rash can be bleeding disorder see primary care physician for evaluation ...Read more
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