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Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
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Dark red and purple blotches. Cover my intire upper legs. And outside of arm above elbo. If i. Push on them. They turn. White and back to purple?

Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
10M people helped
Dark red and purple blotches. Cover my intire   upper legs.  And outside of arm above elbo.   If i. Push on them. They turn. White and back to purple?

SSee derm: See dermatologist to find out what the cause is for this problem. You may just have hives but this may need biopsy to find out. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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When i stand for a period of time my legs will turn purple and blotchy red why does this happen? It's embarrassing when i wear shorts anyway i can fix

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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When i stand for a period of time my legs will turn purple and blotchy red why does this happen? It's embarrassing when i wear shorts anyway i can fix

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Doe
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
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My legs are always red, and have a capillary refill time of 5 or more seconds. I am 18, and it started when i was 12. They turn purple and blotchy!

Dr. Andrew Doe
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
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My legs are always red, and have a capillary refill time of 5 or more seconds. I am 18, and it started when i was 12. They turn purple and blotchy!

Poor circulation: You may have a vascular disease (there are many) which causes poor arterial flow to you feet and hands (further points from the heart). You need to see a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
50 years in practice
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Legs turn purple with white internal blotches and red raised patches on skin when standing for even short period of time (5 min)?

Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
50 years in practice
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Legs turn purple with white internal blotches and red raised patches on skin when standing for even short period of time (5 min)?

Need more informatio: May be related to the fact you're standing in the blood is pooling, but with the presence of patches of red and raised there are other things we think of. We see this sometimes and people who have elevated immuno globulins call hyperglobulinemia Purpura. You need to discuss with your physician whether it's something as simple as blood pooling or the elevated globulins or something else ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
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How long are my legs going to stay red from a bad sunburn its already been 4 days and they almost look purple in spots ?

Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
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How long are my legs going to stay red from a bad sunburn its already been 4 days and they almost look purple in spots ?

Sun Burn: After sun exposure, skin may turn red in as little as 30 minutes but most often takes 2 to 6 hours. Pain is usually most extreme 6 to 48 hours after exposure. The burn continues to develop for 24 to 72 hours, occasionally followed by peeling skin in 3 to 8 days. Some peeling and itching may continue for several weeks as well as the redness. ...Read more

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Dr. Pradeep Parihar
Board Certified, Family Medicine
26 years in practice
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I have red little dots on my legs and purple spots after getting a little sunburn and going tanning, its been a week and they havent went away...

Dr. Pradeep Parihar
Board Certified, Family Medicine
26 years in practice
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I have red little dots on my legs and purple spots after getting a little sunburn and going tanning, its been a week and they havent went away...

Sunburn : it is UV Rays damage due to sun. Wait for 1 month unless getting worse and use sunscreen next time. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
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Several sore red spots are appearing on my legs and buttocks, and are leaving behind purple marks that wont go away, what could this be?

Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
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Probably: This is probably folliculitis or small boils. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Christine Hom
Board Certified, Pediatrics
25 years in practice
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My gramma was told she has blood clots from ber ankle up to abdomen. She has red & purple spots on leg. Any thought what they are??

Dr. Christine Hom
Board Certified, Pediatrics
25 years in practice
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My gramma was told she has blood clots from ber ankle up to abdomen. She has red & purple spots on leg. Any thought what they are??

Vasculitis: These may be due to inflammation of blood vessels. Usually these spots do not fade when pressed firmly with a finger - "non blanching." ...Read more

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