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Doctor insights on: Red And Purple Indented Line Innner Thigh

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Leg got red and formed a rock hard lump underneath then redness disappeared. On my other leg on thigh have a red/purple patch. What's going on?

Leg got red and formed a rock hard lump underneath then redness disappeared. On my other leg on thigh have a red/purple patch. What's going on?

See MD: You need to be seen to establish what is going on. I do not understand where on your legs the redness and "rock hard lump " are. Trauma comes to mind, but you may have some blood vessel issue, as an inflammed vein or blood clot issue. Please be seen today in a clinic or an ER. ...Read more

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1 Cluster of 5-6 petechiae spots appeared on my thigh. Was red, then purple, now back to red. Can I wait on this or should I have it seen?

1 Cluster of 5-6 petechiae spots appeared on my thigh. Was red, then purple, now back to red. Can I wait on this or should I have it seen?

Wait: You can closely monitor this for a few days if indeed this is the only area involved. Possibly a bug bite which can cause a localized petechial rash at times. Also assuming no other unusual bruising or bleeding is present such as bloody noses and no fever or feeling of illness. If all is well other than the spot, monitor and see what happens. ...Read more

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I have this small bump on my upper inner thigh that kinda looks purple black and brown. And the skin is red an inch all around it what is this?

I have this small bump on my upper inner thigh that kinda looks purple black and brown. And the skin is red an inch all around it what is this?

Purpura: Purpura occurs when small blood vessels join together or leak blood under the skin.
When purpura spots are very small, they are called petechiae. Large purpura are called ecchymoses.
Platelets help the blood clot. A person with purpura may have normal platelet counts (nonthrombocytopenic purpuras) or low platelet counts (thrombocytopenic purpuras). See your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a big spot on my thigh it is dark purple and red dots clumped up together no pain or anything I'm on depo what could this be?

I am experiencing a big spot on my thigh it is dark purple and red dots clumped up together no pain or anything I'm on depo what could this be?

Needs to be seen: It is impossible to say what something you are seeing on your skin is without being able to see it. New dark purple makes one think of bruise; however, there are other possibilities such as purpura and that can't be determined from your short question. I would advise you have either a virtual or in person appointment to address your concerns. ...Read more

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Red purple spots clustered on my right upper thigh. Appeared within an hour and is the second time in a couple of months it has appeared? NKA or meds

Red purple spots clustered on my right upper thigh. Appeared within an hour and is the second time in a couple of months it has appeared? NKA or meds

Exam needed: These will have to be inspected by a physician to be sure, but they may be ruptured skin capillaries from some sort of pressure or injury to this area. If they begin appearing elsewhere things like blood dyscrasias or vasculitis would be suspected. If they remain localized, they will gradually fade after 7-10 days. ...Read more

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On my inner right thigh I have purple small dots around a red bump. What could it be?

On my inner right thigh I have purple small dots around a red bump. What could it be?

Red bump: Hi KavitaB, the red bump is likely a bug bite, pimple, or blocked follicle. The 'spots' around it are from the tiny blood vessels surrounding the wound becoming engorged with blood to help with the healing process. If it goes away in a few days then no big deal. However, if the purple spots start to spread or if the red bump becomes larger, painful, or starts to ooze (pus), then go to your doctor ...Read more

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I have what I think is a boil in my mid thigh it's red and purple but has been sitting in the same place with no growth or came to ahead for a wile?

I have what I think is a boil in my mid thigh it's red and purple but has been sitting in the same place with no growth or came to ahead for a wile?

Depends on how long: It really depends on how long it has been there. It could be a boil (abscess) but that's usually painful and becomes red and hard then soft and may burst on its own. It could be a number of things. One would really need to look at it to say what it is. Go to an urgent care or your primary doc to get it checked out ...Read more

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Red/purple spots on thigh, clustered closely together, covering large area, long streaks. Had very similar rash before several times over the years.?

Red/purple spots on thigh, clustered closely together, covering large area, long streaks. Had very similar rash before several times over the years.?

Exam needed: Such an eruption could be due to inflammation of tiny blood vessels (vasculitis) which may be caused by an autoimmune disorder or leakage of blood from capillaries (petechiae) seen with low platelets, for example. Your physician or dermatologist would have to inspect this eruption in order to make a diagnosis and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I have red-purple marks/lines on the sides of my stomach, thighs, and lower back. What are they and are they bad?

I have red-purple marks/lines on the sides of my stomach, thighs, and lower back. What are they and are they bad?

Stretch marks: Likely that. If they have been there for some time and don't hurt or itch and are not spreading that could be it. Hard to say without a picture or more description. It could be many other things. See your doctor when you can. :) ...Read more

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Reacuring boils of some sort on my left inner thigh. Start as a soft bump then get hard and red/purple. When they bust they seem to just bleed.

Reacuring boils of some sort on my left inner thigh. Start as a soft bump then get hard and red/purple. When they bust they seem to just bleed.

Boil: Recurring boils in the groin can be a condition that need treatment. A few months of an oral or topical antibiotic can really help. Until you get in to see your doctor, start using an antibacterial soap to bathe with. ...Read more

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I have a small purple pimple like bump on my inner thigh from my thighs rubbing together. It started off red and now its purplish. Will it go away?

I have a small purple pimple like bump on my inner thigh from my thighs rubbing together. It started off red and now its purplish. Will it go away?

Eventually,: As long as the skin is protected and is not repeatedly irritated by repeat friction and rubbing, but most skin injuries take months before color becomes more flesh colored. ...Read more

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Have cold & a 4cm by 3cm purple/red pinprick rash on my thigh that, doesn't fade under glass & hasn't spread. Doc didn't seem too worried but should I b?

Have cold & a 4cm by 3cm purple/red pinprick rash on my thigh that, doesn't fade under glass & hasn't spread. Doc didn't seem too worried but should I b?

Observe it: It could be nothing other than part of a viral illness you have. If it is spreading or getting worse you need to be seen ASAP. If you are feeling worse in general be seen. Otherwise observe it, take care of yourself and it will fade. ...Read more

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Tiny firm bump\bb size\moved easily, not painful, wouldn't pop, red/purple in color in upper inner crease of thigh. Poked it, bled, leaked yellow fluid?

Tiny firm bump\bb size\moved easily, not painful, wouldn't pop, red/purple in color in upper inner crease of thigh. Poked it, bled, leaked yellow fluid?

Probably benign: Given your age and history, there are several benign skin and/or below the skin growths (tumors) that would fit this description. A biopsy or removal of the lesion would give you a definitive answer. ...Read more

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Red bump on my inner thigh I thought it was probably a boil, but it never came to a head, sank under the skin and now is flat and purple, 4 monthsnow?

Boil: It may be gone, but since it is persisting I would have it seen by your doctor, make sure nothing further needs to be done or treated. ...Read more

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Lately, I've had frequent nose bleeds out of nowhere and now my thighs have been purple and covered with smooth red dots for days. Any ideas?

Lately, I've had frequent nose bleeds out of nowhere and now my thighs have been purple and covered with smooth red dots for days. Any ideas?

Common: 80% of people experience this in their lives. A common cause is dry, hot air like inside the home in the winter causing nasal dryness and crusting. The nasal tissue cracks and bleeds easily. Treatment includes humidification and nasal moisturizing with a variety of nasal saline gels or mist sprays. The petechiae (red dots) on legs raises the concern of a clotting problem that you need to see MD. ...Read more

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I have dark red/purple spots on my thighs knee & feet. Not always there, but mostly at night & I also bruise very easy. Do u know what this could be?

I have dark red/purple spots on my thighs knee & feet. Not always there, but mostly at night & I also bruise very easy. Do u know what this could be?

Ecchymosis (Bruise): It sounds like you are describing easy bruising. This is almost always abnormal in someone 31 yrs old. You need to have this checked out and have testing done to find out why you are experiencing this problem. There are many causes for easy bruising. Some causes are relatively benign, but some are very serious. Get it checked out. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Purple/red pea sized spot In groin area between vagina and thigh. Not sore. Is it bad?

Purple/red pea sized spot In groin area between vagina and thigh. Not sore. Is it bad?

Try hot compresses: Most likely not. Could be an ingrown hair or an inflamed gland. Please try using hot compresses- hot washcloth applied for 15 min, 3x/day for 2-3 days to see if this gets better. If growing or worse, needs doctor evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a big red bump on my upper thigh, I popped it and a lot of puss came out. Now it's purple and has a hard bump under the skin. Ingrown hair?

I had a big red bump on my upper thigh, I popped it and a lot of puss came out. Now it's purple and has a hard bump under the skin. Ingrown hair?

Maybe: Or maybe an inflamed epidermoid cyst. Or maybe an abscess. Complete drainage is the important thing. Usually antibiotics of any kind are not indicated. If it fails to heal promptly you had best see a DR. ...Read more

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IMG_5098.jpeg I don't know if you can see this image but I have a dark red/purple, non itchy, non raised rash on my upper thigh. No pain, what is it?

IMG_5098.jpeg I don't know if you can see this image but I have a dark red/purple, non itchy, non raised rash on my upper thigh. No pain, what is it?

Can't see it!: It is not possible to upload images here, and since you don't say how long you have had it or enough history otherwise, guessing is pretty worthless. On Healthtap Prime you can upload a picture and consult with a doctor, if you wish. Otherwise get checked out in person with your doc. ...Read more

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Have a boil on my inner thigh. Purple/red I've had it b4.It's a hard lump I squeeze don't pop got bigger. When goes away leaves purple scar. MERSA? Help!

Have a boil on my inner thigh. Purple/red I've had it b4.It's a hard lump I squeeze don't pop got bigger. When goes away leaves purple scar. MERSA? Help!

Needs biopsy: A staph boil or abscess usually soft, hot, tender so does not sound like a typical bacterial infection. Since it's hard with no fluctuance, I suggest Derm evaluation for biopsy ...Read more

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How long does it take for big bruises to dissappear? I had a strong motorcycle accident and fell on my left thigh and now it's swollon n red n purple.

How long does it take for big bruises to dissappear? I had a strong motorcycle accident and fell on my left thigh and now it's swollon n red n purple.

timing to heal: If the bruises are only in the tissues immediately below the skin, then you will see them start to spread out in the first 48 or so hours and then disappear out about a week. Of course the concern is whether or not you bruised the deeper tissues such as the muscle. In that case, while it appears normal on the outside, it may take up to several weeks for the pain and abnormal unction to disappear. ...Read more