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What causes small bruised like dark round spots in the pit of my arm by the elbow?

What causes small bruised like dark round spots in the pit of my arm by the elbow?

Platelet check: Although you note specific spots on just your elbow you may need blood tests. Sometimes patients with low platelets from idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura presents with low platelets and they have these really small dots in skin. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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I have a small bruise like spot on the bottom left of my left big toe ... Is it cancer or just from walking a lot to exercise ?

I have a small bruise like spot on the bottom left of my left big toe ... Is it cancer or just from walking a lot to exercise ?

Without seeing : Hard to guess. In my practice I use a rmascooe which allows better visualization than the naked eye as it magnifies a lesion. When in doubt, biopsy is the answer for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can cause bruise-like spots on my spine?

What can cause bruise-like spots on my spine?

U mean on the skin -: over the back of your spine or on the spine itself?? Are these spots been described by a radiologist on your spine Xrays, CT or MRI scan report?? ...Read more

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I keep getting random "bruise" like spots on my thighs out of nowhere and they feel don't hurt but itch. What is it?

I keep getting random "bruise" like spots on my thighs out of nowhere and they feel don't hurt but itch. What is it?

Ask your DR: You indicate that you have an alcohol problem. You do not indicate why the antibiotics. These are not allergy to meds. They are likely a local irritation. A DR can look at the spots and advise you. ...Read more

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I woke up three days ago with dark spots on both thighs that look like small bruises. There are a total of 17-20 spots, what could this be?

I woke up three days ago with dark spots on both thighs that look like small bruises. There are a total of 17-20 spots, what could this be?

Spots: Purpuric spots are bleeding under the skin with diameter lessr than 1 cm . Most commonly, it coould be harmless caused by unnoticed trauma but may be harbinger of more serious diseases such as ITP, and hemophilia. If it doesn't resolve or you get more eruptions see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a concern that in the skin on my rear is infected or a skin condition. The skin looks like its covered in small bruise coloured spots.

Hi, I have a concern that in the skin on my rear is infected or a skin condition. The skin looks like its covered in small bruise coloured spots.

Venous Lakes: Venous lakes manifest as dark blue-to-violaceous compressible papules caused by dilation of venules. Although benign, venous lakes are important because of their mimicry of malignant lesions, such as melanoma and pigmented basal cell. See your doctor to make sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more