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Doctor insights on: Purple Spots On The Chest Symptoms

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Why could you have purple spots on your chest with heart pain?

Why could you have purple spots on your chest with heart pain?

Purple spots? : It's hard to be certain by your description, but your words, "purple spots" make me concerned about a condition called "purpura". These are due to bleeding under the skin and suggest insufficient number of platelets. This is a serious condition. You need to be seen asap. This is a pretty good reason to go to the er! ...Read more

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My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?

My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?

Depends: If he has been coughing or vomited recently and every spot is above the nipple line, these spots could be benign coughing peteciae. This you can monitor at home .If not and or any spots extend below the nipple line, it could be something more worrisome.If you are not sure, a visit would help rule out any other issue. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. Allan, I woke up worried today because I noticed a purple spot on my knee that doesn't hurt or itch. I also get chest pains.

Hello Dr. Allan, I woke up worried today because I noticed a purple spot on my knee that doesn't hurt or itch. I also get chest pains.

Spot and chest pain: Without more details it is hard to tell if your chest pain is due to a cold or flu, coughing, or heart disease. a painless purple spot on the knee in the absence of other spots is also difficult to pin down. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Dermatologist: Since this is a very unusual skin lesion that stands out in comparison to any other skin lesions on your body, I recommend that you have a dermatologist examine and diagnose this for peace of mind. ...Read more

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Hello, I have purple spots right in the middle of my nipple but doesn't hurt to touch it. Should I be worried?

Hello, I have purple spots right in the middle of my nipple but doesn't hurt to touch it. Should I be worried?

Depends: on how long it has been present, if it is changing (enlarging or changing color) or if it appeared suddenly or after local irritation. It's not uncommon to have tiny purple spots due to bruising from breastfeeding or using a breast pump. If the spots are new and are not fading over the next wk, (and there is no explanation for the spots), then the best advice is to have your Dr evaluate it. ...Read more

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I have a purple spots in my right breast something like exploded blood vessels.

I have a purple spots in my right breast something like  exploded blood vessels.

Normal finding: I am amazed about how often I have women ask me about the veins on their breast. Occasionally they are spider veins but mostly they are blue veins. These are almost always normal findings and normal variations of chest veins. They tend to be more pronounced in fair skinned females and they may be related to hereditary factors or even pregnancies. No treatment is necessary unless for cosmetics. ...Read more

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Hi i've found two purple spots on top of my breast and i don't know what they are (i am female)?

Hi i've found two purple spots on top of my breast and i don't know what they are (i am female)?

See your doctor: If the spots are away from the nipple it could be anything like a bruise or bite or insect bite. If they are close to the nipple they can be inflamed montgomery glands (they lubricate the nipple). Go see your doc if it does not spontaneously go away. Do you have nipple discharge? If bloody always go see your doc. ...Read more

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I have small, purple spots on my right breast. It's a small cluster of about 8 or 12 of them. Ranging in light to darker shades of purple. Almost brui?

I have small, purple spots on my right breast. It's a small cluster of about 8 or 12 of them. Ranging in light to darker shades of purple. Almost brui?

Always: Any new lumps, bumps, skin changes in the breast should be evaluated by your doctor. Great job doing your breast exam and finding it. Most breast masses are benign but it is very important to have it evaluated. If the area is easily visible consider an Healthtap inbox consult to one of our breast specialists, primary care docs or Obgyns. ...Read more

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I have purple spots on my left breast near my nipple, is this somwthing to be concerned about?

I have purple spots on my left breast near my nipple,  is this somwthing to be concerned about?

Breast: Yes, you should have someone in the family to take you to a Gynecologist as soon as possible! Could be nothing major or could be of some concern! Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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I have a purple spot on my breast for weeks ?

I have a purple spot on my breast for weeks ?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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A week ago i noticed a yellow spot(size of a quarter)on my right breast.i cant recall bumping it. I assumed it was a bruise but it has not gone away and i cant recall it being the usual purple before?

A week ago i noticed a yellow spot(size of a quarter)on my right breast.i cant recall bumping it. I assumed it was a bruise but it has not gone away and i cant recall it being the usual  purple before?

Check yourself: A spontaneous bruise could mean problems with your platelets. I recommend checking the of your body for similar types of bruises. A routine CBC should give you answers. However, I would perform a self-breast exam to make sure there are no lumps. See your PCP. ...Read more

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Hello, I have this light purple spot in my left breast, near my nipple, and I also feel muscle tightening some times a day out of nowhere in that area?

Exam: You must be examined and the skin lesion evaluated and observed. This sounds like a small hemangioma: a benign accumulation of capillaries under the skin; however, diagnosis depends on direct observation and cannot be done online. The breast/chest pain must be evaluated by a breast exam. ...Read more

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I have red spots on on my breast after using heating pad. they are pretty minor one big reddish-purplish spot. is there anything i can do ?

I have red spots on on my breast after using heating pad. they are pretty minor one big  reddish-purplish spot. is there anything i can do ?

Ref spots: Keep area clean and cool and spots will resolve within 48 hr if you did not burn skin. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...Read more