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I have what looks like a large pimple on my mon pubis. It is very red, swollen, with a white head, streaked purple or dark red?

I have what looks like a large pimple on my mon pubis. It is very red, swollen, with a white head, streaked purple or dark red?

Unclear on the ?: dermatologic conditions hard to discuss w/out seeing them. not sure of what information you would want nor "large" etc. 1) the area is not unique except there is more abrasion and moisture than other spots so a bit more susceptible to skin infections. 2) can't think of any std it could be EXCEPT normal skin germs which are often transmitted with skin contact. 3) may need professional drained. ...Read more

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Why is my wound still purple?

Why is my wound still purple?

Natural Process: As injured skin heals, the body creates inflammation to do so which means fresh blood goes to the area and with it, many kinds of healing factors and cells. One type is called melanocytes which carry our skin pigment melanin. A healing occurs, these cells get deposited int he area and give it the purlishish coloration you see. Over time, there will be some fading as the injury matures. ...Read more

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The back of my sons earlobes are purple?

The back of my sons earlobes are purple?

Needs exam: Without seeing this it is hard to say much. Purple could be bruising from trauma. It could be a sign of low platelet count or other blood cell line problem. He needs to have a complete history and physical exam to get to the correct diagnosis. Don't delay! ...Read more

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My nailbeds are purple, what is the cause?

My nailbeds are purple, what is the cause?

Nails: Purple nail beds may be due to hypoxia or lack of oxygen. See you physician and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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What does it mean when a bite turns purple?

What does it mean when a bite turns purple?

Purple bite: The saliva of female mosquitoes contains an anticoagulant substance that can cause mosquito bites to turn purple. ...Read more

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What is purple kush? What would happen if you do purple kush?

What is purple kush? What would happen if you do purple kush?

Purple : Purple kush is medicinal strain of cannabis. It has a very high thc level and is carried at a number of medical marijuana dispensaries. Although it may have strong medicinal effects, it also puts the user at risk for a number of psychological risks as it is a psychoactive substance. ...Read more

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Does seeing random sparkles of light (purple and green) lead to seeing 'flashing lights?'

Does seeing random sparkles of light (purple and green) lead to seeing 'flashing lights?'

Flashes: You must see an ophthalmologist to make sure you have no retinal problem. ...Read more

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I got a wound and I kept picking on it, its been 5 months but it still is quite purple. Should I be worried?

I got a wound and I kept picking on it, its been 5 months but it still is quite purple. Should I be worried?

Scars: If this is just a purple scar, then leave it alone and avoid getting sun on it and it will fade over the next year. If you still have a scab or open area, get this checked out to see why it has not healed. Put a bandaid on it and trim nails and cover it with clothes to avoid picking (if possible) ...Read more

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For the last week mynipples have been dark purple almost black. No injury to them and it's off and on but not because of tempature?

For the last week mynipples have been dark purple almost black. No injury to them and it's off and on but not because of tempature?

Dark nipples: Sometimes, hormonal changes can cause the nipple and the areola to get darker in color. Assure you are not pregnant as that can sometimes be a cause as hormones change during pregnancy. Cyclical changes in color can be a normal variant, but if this is new and annoying to you, and you're not pregnant, then get an eval by your Dr. with some routine testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have noticed medium sized light purple blotches suddenly appearing with seemingly no cause and disappear/fade between a few minutes and an hour.

I have noticed medium sized light purple blotches suddenly appearing with seemingly no cause and disappear/fade between  a few minutes and an hour.

Urticaria: When you have an allergic reaction to a substance, your body releases histamine and other chemicals into your bloodstream. This causes itching, swelling, and other symptoms. Hives are a common reaction, especially in people with other allergies such as hay fever. ...Read more

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Excuse me, but, I have purple piss. Helppppppp!

Excuse me, but, I have purple piss. Helppppppp!

Beets vs blood: Some foods like beets can discolor the urine. Blood can look purple. Drink 2-3 liters of water see if it clears. Get a dipstick urinalysis done at a clinic. ...Read more

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Why is my healed cut purple?

Why is my healed cut purple?

Natural Process: As injured skin heals, the body creates inflammation to do so which means fresh blood goes to the area and with it, many kinds of healing factors and cells. One type is called melanocytes which carry our skin pigment melanin. A healing occurs, these cells get deposited int he area and give it the coloration you see. Over time, there will be some fading as the injury matures. ...Read more