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Red Spot On Ankle
Red spot on ankle, does not hurt while laying down; throbs with pain when standing and turns dark red.
Venous Insufficiency: Likely you have venous stasis of venous insufficiency. You leg veins may not be carrying blood upwards, and as such, the fluid in the blood leaks out into the lower legs. Hemosiderin deposits can stain the legs a brownish, reddish color. Consider use of support hose or seeing a doctor specializing in vein disease. ...Read more
Yes.: It is possible for the ankle joint itself to get an infection particularly if this redness is associated with warmth and/or pain, this would be an area of concern. ...Read more
I have a flat, non-itchy dark red spot on my ankle. It doesn't hurt either. It's about the size of a small oval pill. It's definitely not a mole or a scar. I've had it for two weeks. There is only one and I don't have any other symptoms.
New skin lesion: A new lesion that arises and has been present for two weeks raises the probability that this is trauma related. It could possibly be caused by clothing, or shoes, or even a bug bite. I suggest you monitor the are for changes. If it persists after another week or two with changes, consult your physician. ...Read more
Would a spider bite, I believe it is anyways; black core within a large red spot; just above my ankle cause my foot and ankle to swell? What is the time frame for this to heal? Thanks
VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
I'm having a bad reaxn to Diflucan (fluconazole) inc. Rash on face (brown sun spots peeling off) legs have red/purple spot w/severe knee/ankle pain. Could be yeast?
Allergic reaction: With such severe symptoms you should go to the ER. Go now. DrG ...Read more
I removed a tick about 2 months ago from my ankle and still have a red spot there that itches a little. Could I have a problem with the bite?
Get it checked: Have a podiatrist check that area of your ankle. There can sometimes be a delayed response to a bit, but you may have also been bitten again and/or by something other than a tick. ...Read more
Your description may have given it away. This could possibly be nummular eczema. Nummular eczema can appear after a skin injury such as burn or insect bite. Thankfully it has subsided. Be sure if this to seek help from a specialist if it reverses course. ...Read more
I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?
Bug bite: You probably got bitten by a bug of some sort - impossible to tell what sort without seeing it in person. Could also be a small staph infection, or a bite that has become infected. Apply warm soaks 2-3 times/day, but if it doesn't resolve in a few days see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Have a red spot white white center on my leg in two places. Wondering what to do. I have used antbacterial cream?
I found new, irregularly shaped red spot, 5-6mm, on my leg and I'm curious if I should have it checked out. There is no pain, itching, etc.?
Yes: I advise my patients that when they notice a new or changing lesion to call and come in for an examination. This conservative approach will always be in your best interest. ...Read more
I'v had one red spot on my lower leg started out as the size of an eraser a month an a half ago now is slightly bigger than a dime treated with?
I have red spot on lower leg after a day it turn black and never fades after 7 months now my lower leg full of red spot im afraid that they turn black?
Red Spot: Without an image it is very difficult to provide recommendations. ...Read more
Spots, rashes and bumps need a visual exam to make an accurate DX
Unable to give answer in this format. ...Read more
Lots of reasons: From tight shoes to trauma. See your family physician who can give you an accurate answer. ...Read more
There's a red spot appeared on my lower leg. I've tried squeezing but nothing happens (ie; no blood) - Is this bad?
Have a non painful red spot on my bikini line by the crease of my leg with a hole in it sometimes oozes clear what could this be?
Evaluation: Most likely an infection. Get an evaluation ...Read more
Red spot on top of my right foot. Just appeared 4 months ago. Started out painful but the oast 3 months hssnt botheted me. What could this be?
Many possibilities: There are many causes of skin discoloration and rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections, insect bites and malignancies can cause discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I'v had one red spot on my lower leg started out as the size of an eraser a month an a half ago now is slightly bigger than a dime treated with cream?
See doctor: Sounds like you may need a biopsy since it has changed Better get checked right away ...Read more
I have a small red spot (can feel like a pimple) on bottom half of my leg. I've squeezed, scrapped, and nothing happens (no blood). What could it be?
Earlier I noticed the red spot on my leg and on my neck. Is this a sign of the chickenpox, what to do?
2 red spots on your: Body probably isn't chicken pox. A rash from chickenpox often occurs first on trunk (chest/back) ; then moves to face ; then extremities. The rash becomes blisters that itch. Blisters usually have all transformed into scabs in about a week. There are usually around 100 to 300 lesions (more on adults than small children). The rash could spread to mouth, eyelids ; genitalia. ...Read more
I have a dark red spot on top of my foot. It doesn't feel particularly like anything but my foot seems cramped at random times. What could it be?
Red spot lower right leg. Used to have a pitch black scab on top but fell off now been like this for 8 months. Not itchy. Gets dry and doesn't hurt?
New skin: Wound healed, new skin pink. If it bleeds, itches, grows, you may need to seek help. But it sounds like non-specific result of injury. ...Read more
I was feeling fine then all of a sudden my foot felt really tight and a red spot appeared and within minutes went away, nothing else. What could it be?
Not sure: Sounds like a vascular flush. If it happens again, take a picture of the red spot. ...Read more