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I have red flat spots on my legs that disappear and then will come back. I have also been having random bruising on my legs. ?

I have red flat spots on my legs that disappear and then will come back. I have also been having random bruising on my legs.  ?

Difficult to say: the reason why. You should at least get a complete blood count from your doctor to further evaluate. If the spots are itchy could be related to an allergic reaction. There are several conditions that can cause this and without any pictures or further information it is impossible to diagnose accurately. ...Read more

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I have flat, red spots on my leg. It isn't a bruise & it isn't a rash. It doesn't itch either. I don't know its there. What could it be?

I have flat, red spots on my leg. It isn't a bruise & it isn't a rash. It doesn't itch either. I don't know its there. What could it be?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My partner has non-itchy, flat, red spots on his butt, leg & hand. Did a blood test and isn't virus infection. Do you have an idea?

My partner has non-itchy, flat, red spots on his butt, leg & hand. Did a blood test and isn't virus infection. Do you have an idea?

See a dermatologist: Without being able to examine these it is impossible to diagnose. Have him seen and treated appropriately. One concern for lesions on the palms is syphilis. Go and get evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have flat red and pink spots on my upper legs, stomach and back. They've been there for years and I'm curious what they could be.

I have flat red and pink spots on my upper legs, stomach and back. They've been there for years and I'm curious what they could be.

Skin Spots: these will need to be seen to be identified. You can go on Healthtap Prime or seek evaluation by your regular doctor ...Read more

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Spots on arms, pink and round, and on legs they are red and flat and round. Not allergic to anything, no pets, biopsy was neg. What's causing them?

Spots on arms, pink and round, and on legs they are red and flat and round. Not allergic to anything, no pets, biopsy was neg. What's causing them?

Pityriasis rosea: Pityriasis rosea is a perplexing rash that usually begins with a single oval patch ("Herald Patch"), and then spreads symmetrically on the chest, trunk, arms and legs. The location may vary somewhat. No known cause. Not contagious. No known treatment. Good news is that it will go away, although it's been known to linger as long as several years. If it doesn't itch, you're lucky. ...Read more

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I have flat, non itchy red pin spots that appeared all over my torso, legs, and arms five days ago. There are hundreds and there are more appearing. ?

I have flat, non itchy red pin spots that appeared all over my torso, legs, and arms five days ago. There are hundreds and there are more appearing. ?

See a doctor!: This needs evaluation. Try to think of any foods, medications, vitamins or contacts with people with similar symptoms. Any risky sexual behavior? Any changes in detergents? any joint pains? Discuss these things with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lately I have been seeing white and red spots like pimples on my legs, only when I "pop" them they are flat, red in color and burn. ?

Lately I have been seeing white and red spots like pimples on my legs, only when I "pop" them they are flat, red in color and burn. ?

Pimples: I would not "pop" them as you do not know what they are and that could make them spread. Rashes are hard to diagnose without looking at them. I would suggest you see your physician . ...Read more

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Small red quarter sized flat spot on back of right leg below calf and does not itch and hurts if I press on it... What could this ?

Small red quarter sized flat spot on back of right leg below calf and does not itch and hurts if I press on it... What could this ?

Various: If the spot has been there a short time it could be an insect bite or a superficial non harmful clot. The best bet would be to quickly check it out with your PCP ...Read more

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