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Doctor insights on: Red Spots On Ankle And Lower Leg

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I have blotchy red spots on my lower leg. What's going on?

I have blotchy red spots on my lower leg. What's going on?

Uncertain: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


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Itchy red spots to the lower leg?

Itchy red spots to the lower leg?

As above: See u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have developed bright red spots on my lower leg after helping my parents in their yard. I am 41 & never seen this b4. What could it b?

I have developed bright red spots on my lower leg after helping my parents in their yard. I am 41 & never seen this b4. What could it b?

?? poison ivy: Some people are more sensitive or resistant to poison ivy than others, and it is common for people who had hardly any reactivity when younger to the plant (literally rubbing themselves with poison ivy-- don't try this btw- causes no reaction) to begin to get some sensitivity when older. 40 is an age when this can happen. Especially if rash is itchy you can see an md for treatment and advice. ...Read more

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-psoriasis on elbows/knees -recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths -now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg -help!

-psoriasis on elbows/knees -recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths -now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg -help!

Psoriasis: Stay away from any harsh things on the skin. Topical Hydrocortisone may help as well as some sun exposure. Many times psoriasis will require prescription medications if you have already been diagnosed with it by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have nickel sized red spots on the back of my leg and lower back, they are dark centered with red around it. What is it?

I have nickel sized red spots on the back of my leg and lower back, they are dark centered with red around it. What is it?

Need more info: There are many potential answers for such spots. For example: Do they itch or burn? How long have they been present? Have you been recently bitten by insects? Any new drug or supplement introduced? If they bother you enough, you should consult your doctor to find out whether treatment is needed. ...Read more

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I have a line of red spots on my lower right leg for over a month. Could it be dermatitis or something more serious? Its also itchy sometimes

I have a line of red spots on my lower right leg for over a month. Could it be dermatitis or something more serious? Its also itchy sometimes

Dermatitis: This simply means inflammation of the skin, which you certainly have. This needs to be seen and examined for a correct diagnosis. See a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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A line of red spots on my lower right leg. They look like multiple insect bites. Could it be dermatitis or something more serious? Have them over a month

A line of red spots on my lower right leg. They look like multiple insect bites. Could it be dermatitis or something more serious? Have them over a month

Could be, but: It is impossible to tell for sure but it is time for you to see a doctor if this has been present for over a month. Sometimes a skin biopsy may be needed. ...Read more

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I have been having red spots on my skin appear lately. The biggest being on the back of my lower right leg about as big as a quarter.

I have been having red spots on my skin appear lately. The biggest being on the back of my lower right leg about as big as a quarter.

See a doctor: Skin lesions can come from any number of things and some of them can be indicitive of serious medical problems. The best course of action would be to be seen and evaluated by your doctor who may be able to tell the cause by simple inspeciton. Although further tests may be warrented ...Read more

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I have a lower leg problem, but have had no injury, trauma, and surgery. What can cause a number of spots that is red around with blackish center?

Investiagte: Need to find out if you were bit by anything....Bed bites? Insects? . ...Are you taking any new meds you may be allergic....Anyways a Hydrocortisone with alo vera over the counter can help for inflammation. ...Read more

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Woke up with red spots on 1 leg. Next day more red spots and on both lower legs. Spots are itchy, slight bump in center. Dry, irritant throat @ night.

Woke up with red spots on 1 leg. Next day more red spots and on both lower legs. Spots are itchy, slight bump in center. Dry, irritant throat @ night.

Possible reaction: It is difficult to assess without seeing the lesions but it can represent a bite or even represent a reaction to a viral upper respiratory infection. I would see a physician so that they can perform the appropriate evaluation or tests for this if it does not improve. ...Read more

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There's a red spot appeared on my lower leg. I've tried squeezing but nothing happens (ie; no blood) - Is this bad?

There's a red spot appeared on my lower leg. I've tried squeezing but nothing happens (ie; no blood) - Is this bad?

Red spot: Tye red spot may bean early sign of psoriasis. A dermatologistwill bebetter able to giveyou a definitive diagnosis rather than rendering an opinion, sightunseen ...Read more

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I have a bright red spot on my lower leg I noticed two days ago and I'm getting a numb feeling in the back of my knee?

I have a bright red spot on my lower leg I noticed two days ago and I'm getting a numb feeling in the back of my knee?

I'm not sure we can: Put these two things together. The red spot is MOST likely a skin condition: eczema, psoriasis, etc. But another cause is allergies, perhaps to a bug bite. Have you been in a tick area? I suppose you must consider Lyme Disease, though this is much less common than many people think. I think the spot and numbness can both be watched; if the spots enlarge/spread or numbness persists, see your Doctor ...Read more

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Red spot with lump appeared on my lower leg. It turned black. Test, no clot, no spider bite. Lump still there and black after 1yr. Size of a quarter?

Bump on leg: It's hard to say for sure without seeing it and getting a better history, but any new unexplained skin lesion should be checked by your primary and/or dermatologist. A simple biopsy is sometimes all that is needed to make a determination of its cause. Especially for unexplained lesions that change color, these need to be checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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Have a few red bumps on the bottom of my feet - not itchy, just somewhat irritating when I walk around. Had a similar spot of bumps on my lower leg.

Have a few red bumps on the bottom of my feet - not itchy, just somewhat irritating when I walk around. Had a similar spot of bumps on my lower leg.

Bumps on feet: These bums need to be seen to evaluate and teach the right diagnosis. Then treat or suggest. Step 1--- ie----- making right diagnosis is possible with in person evaluation only ...Read more

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1 week postpartum having some mild lower leg aching. It is in both legs equally, all over the calf area (not one spot).No red, swell, etc. DVT concern?

1 week postpartum having some mild lower leg aching. It is in both legs equally, all over the calf area (not one spot).No red, swell, etc. DVT concern?

Calf pain: Blood clots are generally not in both legs simultaneously, especially without symptoms such as described. Pain in lower legs is probably muscular only, and may be due to sudden resumed activity after childbirth. See your healthcare provider if this persists. ...Read more

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I have just noticed two red spots on my left leg near my calf and ankle. They have no sympton and I always wear sunscreen. What would they be?

I have just noticed two red spots on my left leg near my calf and ankle. They have no sympton and I always wear sunscreen. What would they be?

Red spots: This could be a lot of things and without you in front of us it's impossible to say. See your dermatologist for assistance. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has itchy red spots along leg&inner thigh. My ankle have been&theres1spot on bra line. Switched sheets&detergent last week. Opinion&thghts?

My boyfriend has itchy red spots along leg&inner thigh. My ankle have been&theres1spot on bra line. Switched sheets&detergent last week. Opinion&thghts?

They gotta sleep.: Without actually seeing these itchy red "spots", one cannot be certain. And understand that I am speculating. But you can look on the internet for pictures. Are you ready??? BEDBUG bites. Calm down. It's only an educated guess. ...Read more

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I have pulmonary hypertension. Today I noticed red spots above my left ankle, and a few up my leg. They don't itch. What could they be?

I have pulmonary hypertension. Today I noticed red spots above my left ankle, and a few up my leg. They don't itch. What could they be?

Depends on cause.: Depends on what is causing the pulmonary hypertension. The red spots could be small blood vessels that are visualized by the heart failure or inflammation of the blood vessels, best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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At the bottom of my legs near my ankles it had been very sore with a burning pain, little red spots have appeared. What is this and will it go?

At the bottom of my legs near my ankles it had been very sore with a burning pain, little red spots have appeared. What is this and will it go?

Several possible: There are several possible causes. You could have a rash from contacting something, such as plant material or metal, or irritation of the hair follicles, resulting in folliculitis. There could be a mild skin infection or bug bits. There could be changes in the blood chemistry causing these spots. A picture would help here, as would a little more history. Can't give an answer, just thoughts. ...Read more

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Rash from ankle to knee both legs. Ankles and feet swell up. Red spots n loss of hair, weight. Always tired. Difficulty breathing. Stressed out...Lupus?

Rash from ankle to knee both legs. Ankles and feet swell up. Red spots n loss of hair, weight. Always tired. Difficulty breathing. Stressed out...Lupus?

Differential LARGE?: Hard question to answer, simply because of the number of possible diagnoses! The best advice is go to a doctor who will\ perform a good history and physical exam and order appropriate studies. Since you feel bad, set up an appoinment asap! ...Read more

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I have a red spots on the inside of my leg. The biggest is 2cm x 1cm and the next is 1x1 and then 2 smaller ones?

I have a red spots on the inside of my leg. The biggest is 2cm x 1cm and the next is 1x1 and then 2 smaller ones?

Not enough info to: Diagnose. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. If they become significantly swollen, hot, tender, have pus, streaking or there is accompanying fever - than recommend eval. ...Read more

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I just noticed two red spots like a mosquito bite on my left leg is that normal?

I just noticed two red spots like a mosquito bite on my left leg is that normal?

Could be normal: It is hard to thy to diagnose skin problems without being able to look at your spots. If you were in an area where there mosquitoes then you could have been bitten by mosquitoes or other insects. Be sure to have it checked if it persists. If you desire for somebody to look at it further schedule a video visit with me or have somebody there look at it. Va-allergy. Com ...Read more

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I got red spots on my leg, it's quite red around it and looks quite yellow inside it's itchy but not painful?

I got red spots on my leg, it's quite red around it and looks quite yellow inside it's itchy but not painful?

Should consult.: Your best bet would be to consult with a doctor on this one, either locally with a Dermatologist or on HealthTap with uploaded pictures of these spots to review. Lesions like these are best evaluated by direct visualization and not description. ...Read more

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I have three red spots on my upper leg that are not itchy, and no bigger than a dime each. Just wondering what they could be?

Hard to say: Without looking. How long have you had them? Any other signs and symptoms? Would take pictures for documentation. Since you don't have any other signs and symptoms, would just observe for now. For all you know, it will resolve in time! Of course, if things changed, do please schedule an appointment with your physician. In meantime, monitor with pictures and date them! ...Read more

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I had protected sex with a prostitute. The next day, I have afew red spots on my arm and afew on leg. I also felt itch around my body.

I had protected sex with a prostitute. The next day, I have afew red spots on my arm and afew on leg. I also felt itch around my body.

Bad choices: Poor decisions have multiple consequences including psychological. Diseases can be transmitted multiple different ways; however your symptoms are not suggestive of sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my leg...they don't itch & they seem to be under my skin...what could be the reason?

I have red spots on my leg...they don't itch & they seem to be under my skin...what could be the reason?

Cause of red spots: It is most important to know whether these spots blanche (disappear) after you push on them, which may be viral or allergic. If they do not blanche, capillary bleeding has occurred, either from a tourniquet effect of very tight socks or hose, or from capillary fragility, and you must see your PCP to find the cause, such as a rare condition called Henoch-Schoenlein purpura. ...Read more

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I have a patch of skin near my ankle that is slightly bumpy with tiny red spots. The area appeared months ago, and it has grown in size to 2 x 4 cm.

I have a patch of skin near my ankle that is slightly bumpy with tiny red spots. The area appeared months ago, and it has grown in size to 2 x 4 cm.

See a dermatologist: Begin with a diagnosis. A skin specialist will be your best chance for this. Successful treatment is likely to follow. Meanwhile, elevate your legs frequently if they are swollen. Try a cortisone cream. ...Read more

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I have this weird feeling in the bottom of my left leg along with small red spots the size of pin pricks and itching. Gets better if I straighten it.

I have this weird feeling in the bottom of my left leg along with small red spots the size of pin pricks and itching. Gets better if I straighten it.

Need more info: There are many possible causes of abnormal sensations and red pin prick rash on the leg. If this is of concern I suggest that you get an evaluation. You also could take a photograph and request review during a virtual consUlt with a doctor on HealthTap. ...Read more