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I have recently been getting small (0.5cm) perfectly round spots (one each time) that are red/purple on arm. Appear suddelny and go in 2 days?

I have recently been getting small (0.5cm) perfectly round spots (one each time) that are red/purple on arm. Appear suddelny and go in 2 days?

See a doctor: It is hard to diagnosed skin lesion without looking at it is it itchy there is any fever it could be allergy or heat rashes if persist see a doctor ...Read more

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What causes dark purple spots to come on arm?

Purple lesions: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more

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Hello. I'm here to ask about a small greenish/purple spot on my arm. It was from where an i.V needle was placed. It does not hurt. Just odd to me.

Hello. I'm here to ask about a small greenish/purple spot on my arm. It was from where an i.V needle was placed. It does not hurt. Just odd to me.

Bruising : It is just some bruising (blood under the skin) from the iv. As your body breaks down blood under the skin, it changes color and will eventually disappear. ...Read more

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What would cause the site of a blood draw to be very painful and bruised bright purple-blotchy in more than 1 spot? Infection? Pain radiates whole arm

What would cause the site of a blood draw to be very painful and bruised bright purple-blotchy in more than 1 spot? Infection? Pain radiates whole arm

Blood draw: Blood draw should not be painful after. IN the light that your whole arm hurts I think you may have developed CRPS/RSD - please go see a Pain Specialist with an Anesthesia background so that you may get the righy care ...Read more

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I think I have petechiae. It occur on my left arm now right thigh. Purplish dots only on one spot not scattered. Can you get this from stress/anxiety?

I think I have petechiae. It occur on my left arm now right thigh. Purplish dots only on one spot not scattered. Can you get this from stress/anxiety?

Petichiae: These sound as if they may be ecchymoses (deep bruises with bleeding visible thru skin), but might be something else. Not due to stress or anxiety. See a doctor for more specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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Dark spots with bumps on upper arm and thighs?

Get checked: But, reddish firm nodules can be a condition called hidradenitis suppuritiva. They can recur month to month and have some pain with them. Get an examination to be sure exactly what it is. ...Read more

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I have 3 yellow spots on my upper arm. about 1 cm big and its been on my arm for about 2 days. What is it?

Need to examine: Did you hurt your arm? Even mild injury could result in bleeding in tissue that may manifest as a yellow spot. If the spots do not lighten up in a week or so, you may wish to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a yellow spots on my upper arm and i really don't know what is it ? What is this ? Does it critical? Can it be cured ?

I have a yellow spots on my upper arm and i really don't know what is it ?
What is this ?
Does it critical?
Can it be cured ?

Too little info: This is not enough information to go on. Need to know more....How long have you had it?. The nature of the lesions, ..Size, pain, etc i would suggest that you start with a visit to your family doc or dermatologist... ...Read more

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I get purple spots on my hands and my arms but not from hiting them on anything.?

I get purple spots on my hands and my arms but not from hiting them on anything.?

Check bruises out: It sounds like those are bruises, or blood vessels that are breaking. Without trauma as a cause, they could be from a bleeding problem from disease (like liver, or blood abnormality) or medications (like Aspirin or similar drugs, or coumadin) or even some kinds of cancers (leukemia). Or they just happen! best to be checked out. ...Read more

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Are yellow spots on my skin normal? They are on my upper arm.

Are yellow spots on my skin normal? They are on my upper arm.

Probably not: Normal healthy people do not have yellow spots on the arms. Skin rashes are difficult to describe with words. A rash that is unusual (such as yellow spots), lasts a long time, or keeps recurring needs to be examined by a primary care doctor or a dermatologist (skin doctor). The doctor can start treatment, or he can do additional testing if the diagnosis is uncertain. ...Read more

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I'm 62 and every now and then I get these redish purple spots on my arms , they don't bleed but look close to bleeding,what causes this?

I'm 62 and every now and then I get these redish purple spots on my arms , they don't bleed but look close to bleeding,what causes this?

Get is checked pleas: It is difficult to assess without looking at these spots It might be due to pressure on the arm, or due to blood problems resulting in reducing number of Platelets (tiny pieces that helps preventing bleeding) in the blood. Your doctor should be able to check the spots and arrange some testing to find the cause. ...Read more

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Area on upper arm where strap of heavy backpack was now has tiny little red spots, like I scratched too hard. Pink area of irritation too. What is it?

Area on upper arm where strap of heavy backpack was now has tiny little red spots, like I scratched too hard. Pink area of irritation too. What is it?

Friction burn.: Could certainly be an area of irritation related to the strap, either from direct friction burning or from compression of the hair follicles in the skin 6folliculitis). Start with warm soaks to the area. ...Read more