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Purple Spots Under The Skin
I have been itchy all over for a couple of weeks and also have small purple spots under the skin on the thighs, what could cause this?
Purple black looking two spots in the inner thigh close to stretch marks no bumps looks like under the skin I have put on allot of weight any ideas?
Ruptured vein?: Your spots seem to result from ruptured blood vessels under the skin. Have you had any recent bruising or trauma from athletic activities, or from clothing rubbing? Though unlikely to be a health risk, your medical provider should be able to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
I found a purplish spot on my labia- under the skin and looks like a tiny bruise. No other symptoms- it's not raised, doesn't hurt or itch. thoughts?
I have hundreds of these little spots under the skin on my thighs. They weren't there yesterday. They look like tiny brown freckles but some of them look reddish. We were at a public pool yesterday and in the sun. They literally popped up overnight. ?
Sun burn: Maybe sun blisters. Monitor to see if they worsens into infection ...Read more
Possible lipoma: While i cannot say for sure, it is possible that you have lipomas under your skin. These are benign growths of skin that are made of fat like cells. They may be hereditary. ...Read more
Until u get in: Try lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream mixed with hydrocortisone, it could be a simple fungal infection. The ob/gyn fosters these complaints frequently so that would also be a good resource. One trick is to apply Hydrocortisone cream then apply gold bond powder instead of lotrimin (clotrimazole). My money is on a fungal type dermatitis. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am getting blood spots under the skin on only my left arm. They appear suddenly and fade away in about 10 days. What causes them?
Doctor can evaluate: Blood spots on the skin are called petechiae (purpura if they are bigger splotches), and are due to blood cells leaking out of the tiny blood vessels in the skin. After the blood cells have leaked out, the area behaves just like a bruise (the body breaks down the blood cells into different colored pigments, and carries them away over a week). The Dr. wants to find out why blood cells were leaking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has a 2 black spots under the skin of the pad part ofone of his toes. It dosent hurt and he hasn't had any trauma to his toe that he knows of.
More info!: How big are they? How long has he had them? A person can get moles or freckles on the feet. Plantar warts can also look a little black. Rarely, melanoma (skin cancer) can present as black areas, even in odd places like toes, or eyeballs! Get checked or do a consult with a doc on Healthtap Prime, where you can upload a picture or have a video consult, if you wish. Otherwise, get checked by Doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi my nipple on the left side has become harder and sore. Not the areola just the nipple. Looks like theres yellow spots under the skin. Anything to be worried about?
Yes: There are viruses that can produce those signs. ...Read more
I get large lumps under the skin in my face that come and go. They usually subside within a couple of hours and pop up in different spots.
Must see: You must see your dermatologist for an evaluation. This is the only way you will get the best treatment. ...Read more
I have hundreds of red pin prick blood spots flat under the skin no one can tell me what they are?
I had a bad fall and my lower back locked on me. Now I have purple, reddish spots on skin in the same place it's locked. What is that?
My daughter had pointed out these reddish purple spots on the back of my head that were never there before. Not itchy or raised up. ?
Tiny red spots on skin. Kinda look like tiny cuts and maybe bleeding under the skin. What could this be?.
Petechiae?: This sounds like petechiae, which actually is small volume bleeding just under the skin. This should be examined by a provider- petechiae have several causes but can be present with platelet disorders, that can affect blood clotting. Occasionally severe infections can cause petechiae, but most people at that stage wouldn't be on healthtap- they'd be in the icu! ...Read more
Today I applied lotion to my skin then after sun exposure these red spots start appearing under the skin. What can it be?
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