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Doctor insights on: Reddish Purple Blotches On Ankles And Feet

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Why are my feet and ankles turning blotchy red?

Why are my feet and ankles turning blotchy red?

Vascular related: The coloration in your feet and ankles can many times be related to bloodflow. In particular, if you keep your feet down, gravity tends to keep the blood in the are, the feet can sometimes swell, but they become discolored, in some instances - blotchy, red. Elevate your feet to see if the color changes. If so, then it's normal. But if you aren't sure, have your feet checked by podiatry. ...Read more

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Have red/ purple dots on feet and ankles, have been drinking a lot of soda, and drank alcohol the other day, they showed up around that time.?

Have red/ purple dots on feet and ankles, have been drinking a lot of soda, and drank alcohol the other day, they showed up around that time.?

I don't think: The soda and or alcohol consumption is related. I can't see the lesions you describe so would refer you to a doc to look at them. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with a sprained ankle (right foot) now I have large purple blotches on my right foot on both sides under the ankle. What's wrong?

I was just diagnosed with a sprained ankle (right foot) now I have large purple blotches on my right foot on both sides under the ankle. What's wrong?

It is bruising: The purple blotching you describe sounds like bruising. You may have [just] sprained your ankle, but where pain, swelling and bruising is present, you want to make sure you do not have a more serious injury such as a dislocation or fracture. The way to do this is with x-rays. ...Read more

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Hello, I am on my feet all day for my job and only my right ankle swells after about an hour after I start work n I noticed a little red blotch on the?

Hello, I am on my feet all day for my job and only my right ankle swells after about an hour after I start work n I noticed a little red blotch on the?

Possibly Venous insufficiency: They give me many reasons why no one your age and what it looks like it's hard to tell, but the first thing that comes to my mind to something called Venous insufficiency. This is where the means or an orange and cannot pump the food out of your ankle. Try elevating your feet above your heart or use compression stockings. ...Read more

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Sometimes my feet randomly turn a purple/black color with purple spots near my ankles and it's hard to move my toes.?

Sometimes my feet randomly turn a purple/black color with purple spots near my ankles and it's hard to move my toes.?

Specific picture.: Somethings just can't be evaluated without actually seeing the issue at hand. I fear that this is one of them. Randomly occurring skin discolorations are sometimes impossible to explain, let along come up with a treatment plan. I suggest you take a picture of the event and upload it so a visual appreciation can be made. I feel certain that a Healthtap specialist can then help you. ...Read more

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Hi, just noticed some red/purple dots on my feet and ankles, highest one is on my calf, they are on both feet, and one has cut open, no pain, ?

Hi, just noticed some red/purple dots on my feet and ankles, highest one is on my calf, they are on both feet, and one has cut open, no pain, ?

Could be: Insect bites or allergic reaction as a result of exposure to something like walking in grass or beach. Hard to tell without seeing and based on information provided. If this persists see dermatologist. ...Read more

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2months ago on sunburned my shins & feet really bad-red, purple & swollen. Symptoms resolved but now my feet & ankles swell daily& turn purple. Can I?

2months ago on sunburned my shins & feet really bad-red, purple & swollen. Symptoms resolved but now my feet & ankles swell daily& turn purple. Can I?

Photosensitivity: What is said here seems like you have photosensitivity, as the symptoms prolonging you might want to make sure you do not have any underlying conditons make you prone for photosensitivity and vasospasms ...Read more

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Feet swelled in heat, red & purple spread up past my ankles into a neat line on both feet looked like I had socks on, how do I stop this from happening?

Feet swelled in heat, red & purple spread up past my ankles into a neat line on both feet looked like I had socks on, how do I stop this from happening?

Reduce salt intake: Salt retention can make ankles swell especially in hot weather. You should also get a check up and make sure your heart and kidneys are working properly. ...Read more

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Deep ache in ankles and feet as well as neuropathy. Feet are turning blue and purple and feel cold but turn red in the shower. What is this?

Deep ache in ankles and feet as well as neuropathy. Feet are turning blue and purple and feel cold but turn red in the shower. What is this?

Get it evaluated: It could be a combination of different problems. It could be neuropathy along with, vasculitis or peripheral vascular disease. If you smoke, stop! Get evaluated and treated by your physician to prevent potential complications. ...Read more

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Whenever I stand for long periods of time my calf’s, ankles, and feet get red hot and blotchy. They also itch very badly and sometimes even tingle and i’m really not sure why. I find it to be worse when I shower.

Whenever I stand for long periods of time my calf’s, ankles, and feet get red hot and blotchy. They also itch very badly and sometimes even tingle and i’m really not sure why. I find it to be worse when I shower.

Varicose veins: Many women develop varicose veins as they age and although a 16 year old is still young, genetics, pregnancy and obesity can cause them to appear early. They can be seen on the legs as thick purple veins or a grouping of tiny veins close to the surface. This can cause itching, redness, swelling of the feet and ankles that comes and goes. There are many other causes as well. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle and the whole foot is bruised purple color then 2 days after injury the bruise started having white round spots all inside?

I sprained my ankle and the whole foot is bruised purple color then 2 days after injury the bruise started having white round spots all inside?

Rainbow Bruise.: Sounds like a typical variation on the breakdown of the blood trapped under the skin. Time will eventually remove almost all of it. If there is a concern, then see your doctor for an exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Hands/feet/ankles swell (2x size) & get red blotchy rash after eating any type food & become numb but painful prickling & tired, weak, confused?

Hands/feet/ankles swell (2x size) & get red blotchy rash after eating any type food & become numb but painful prickling & tired, weak, confused?

Watch salt intake: This could be a problem of salt intake being too high. Other alternatives that could cause swelling are glutens and dairy. I would check in with your primary care doc for a complete checkup ...Read more

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My feet are red and purple and when you look to the side of my foot the line of the purple is really bad???

My feet are red and purple and when you look to the side of my foot the line of the purple is really bad???

Explanation: It's impossible to give you professional answer due to many unknown factors. How old are you, how long this problem exist, when it worse: after walking for minutes or hours, in sitting position and so on so on. But my advise will be: just put your foot up for rest 15-30 min and make some massage. If It will be not ok, go to doctor. ...Read more

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I dropped a drawer on my foot 2 days ago, and it swelled up when I did it. It is very painfull, a bit swollen ad red and purple around the edges.

I dropped a drawer on my foot 2 days ago, and it swelled up when I did it. It is very painfull, a bit swollen ad red and purple around the edges.

Fracture: You might have broken a bone in your foot. Elevate and ice the area overnight. If there is still swelling and black and blue areas and very painful, see a foot doctor. ...Read more

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I've had a red blotch on top of my foot for about 5 years. It doesn't hurt or itch most of the time, but the skin is more sensitive to touch. Any idea?

I've had a red blotch on top of my foot for about 5 years. It doesn't hurt or itch most of the time, but the skin is more sensitive to touch. Any idea?

Nondiagnostic: A red blotch is not enough of a description required to make a diagnosis. One would like to know the size, shape, flatness or raised configuration, whether the redness is homogeneous versus multicolored, any change over the years, etc. A physician or dermatologist would need to inspect this blotch in order to advise you. ...Read more

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Foot and lower calf swelling w/fluid retention, blue surface and spider veins, red blotch here and there that follow lower veins?

Foot and lower calf swelling w/fluid retention, blue surface and spider veins, red blotch here and there that follow lower veins?

Discolored leg: You should see a physician immediately to have this evaluated. It will be very important to rule out venous thrombosis, which can be very serious. ...Read more

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A few days ago I noticed that my 2nd toe on my right foot was purple. It was also turn a deeper shade of red/purple when I am in the shower.?

A few days ago I noticed that my 2nd toe on my right foot was purple. It was also turn a deeper shade of red/purple when I am in the shower.?

This does not sound: Normal. Do you recall bumping it? Do you have any medical problems? Are you heavy? Are you a smoker? Are you on birth control? Does the toe hurt? When you press on the toe does it turn white? What is the temperature of the toe? Compared to the other toes? ...Read more

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Spot on bottom of foot. Very painful. Dr says not planters wart. Turned purple with spots under it. What could it be?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I have an old scar, 20+ years on foot... Recently hurts to put pressure on it, bottom half is turning red with purple and it really itches. Should I?

I have an old scar, 20+ years on foot... Recently hurts to put pressure on it, bottom half is turning red with purple and it really itches. Should I?

Keloid: This means there is inflammation and I would like for you to see a dermatologist who specializes in keloid. They can inject into the scar to decrease the inflammation. Why it is inflamed now is unclear. Usually evidence of inflammation with wrong foods and sometimes clothing. ...Read more