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What would cause 2 purple spots on both big toes, in the same area? I thought maybe shoes but I have been wearing sandals.

What would cause 2 purple spots on both big toes, in the same area? I thought maybe shoes but I have been wearing sandals.

The symmetry of it: suggests you are doing something to both feet, perhaps where you are putting your feet, under desk, sure sounds like bruises from something external. If more appear see your doctor ...Read more

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Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...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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I saw purple spots on the back of my toes and blue color between my toes as well.

I saw purple spots on the back of my toes and blue color between my toes as well.

See the podiatrist: If you are a runner, this could be be bruising from the toes hitting inside your shoes if you are a smoker, this could be localized blockage to the vessels in the feet that can become serious if you are noticing a coolness and the toes aren't blanching, this could mean loss of circulation and gangrene. Get checked by the podiatrist. ...Read more

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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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The tops of my feet are turning yellow and my toes are turning bright pink with spots of purple. Should i get medical attention now?

The tops of my feet are turning yellow and my toes are turning bright pink with spots of purple. Should i get medical attention now?

Foot Discoloration: I have never seen this pattern before as a practicing podiatrist, so i would definitely recommend you so a podiatrist or dermatologist to start. If the feet are very hot or very cold, i would ask for an emergency visit. If not, while you wait for the appt, try a topical anti-fungal like Lamisil cream to see if it has any effect. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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1 sesame seed size purple spot on toe.2 flat pink dime sized spots on butt, dull testicle ache, had bump on roof for 1 day.Protected sex 4wk ago. Hiv?

1 sesame seed size purple spot on toe.2 flat pink dime sized spots on butt, dull testicle ache, had bump on roof for 1 day.Protected sex 4wk ago. Hiv?

Most likely Not HIV: You might have another std (not enough information for conclusive answer was given). 4 wks is not sufficient time for these types of symptoms to show for HIV - at this stage HIV would be more "flu-like" in nature + you used protection. Still if you are concerned see health clinic or regular md for testing. ...Read more

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I have a purple spot onmy big toe. It itched badly the first day but hasn't since. It is not painful. I'm also diabetic.

Diabetic: I tell all my diabetic patients no matter how minor you may think it is always get it checked because its possible to lead to something much more serious. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a purple/black spot on the tip of your pinky toe?

What does it mean when you have a purple/black spot on the tip of your pinky toe?

See below: It could just be a hematoma from a bruise or it could be more serious such as an melanoma. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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My son 15 years old has a two dark brown-purple spot under his big toe?

My son 15 years old has a two dark brown-purple spot under his big toe?

Spots: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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