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Small Purple Spot On Skin
I find a small purple spot on my skin near the inner eye corner..what is this!? Can it be a hematoma?!
Need picture: Impossible to even guess without seeing it. ...Read more
What could a small black and purple spot just above my pinky toe nail be? It appeared about 2 months ago and is not raised on the skin.
See a podiatrist: There are many things a black to purple spot can be. It could be a bruise, blood blister, a mole, or some other skin lesion. I would recommend seeing a podiatrist or dermatologist. Either should be able to examine and make a determination as to whether the lesion should be biopsied, removed, or left alone.Ole. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a very light blue/purple/gray spot on my leg. It is very small. I thought it was a bruise but it does not hurt. Could it be skin cancer?
See your derm: While skin cancer in a 21 year old is rare, it does occur occasionally. Any new skin lesion or one that is changing should be brought to the attention of your dermatologist. And remember to protect your skin. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and try to cover up as much as possible when outdoors for prolonged periods of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife has purple spot on skin on her thigh and calves.What are the causes and what is the treatment ?
Angiomas: What may be a small red to purple papule that is a normal finding on most skin. They usually develop in adulthood and have no medical complication. If the spots are sudden and only in one area, have your dermatologist assess the area for your concern. ...Read more
I notice that my husband has a small purple spot on his earlobe. Should this be of concern........or is it a hickey. ?
Purple spot: if it is a single small purple spot it is likely a type of benign nevus or hemangioma. A hickey would generally be at least 2-3 cm in diameter, and that is not "small" by dermatologic standards. if it gets larger, changes colors, etc, it should be examined and possibly biopsied by a physician. ...Read more
Hello. I'm here to ask about a small greenish/purple spot on my arm. It was from where an i.V needle was placed. It does not hurt. Just odd to me.
Bruising : It is just some bruising (blood under the skin) from the iv. As your body breaks down blood under the skin, it changes color and will eventually disappear. ...Read more
The skin on my buttox is very bad I get acne and when the spot goes a purple mark remains, there are lots of purple pink dots on there, what should I do?
BUTTOCK ACNE: While it's not a common area to get acne, it can occur there. Sweating can plug up the oil glands in the skin of the buttocks causing this problem. Use an acne wash, apply an otc benzoyl peroxide cream on it twice daily and stop eating nuts and peanut butter. Also cut out all chocolate, and reduce the milk, cheese, and dairy intake. See a dermatologist if it doesn't improve. ...Read more
I had a small spot on my scrotum and I knew over time they would go and new ones will come back but one has became bigger and also became purple?
Here are some...: Go to let urologists take a look and palpation so to correctly confirm what it or they is or are. Clinically, hyperactive sebaceous glands or sebaceous cysts are most possible. Before & at seeing doctor, collect and take the information with you as described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
I have a big red spot on my shoulder its been there for years it looks simular to a sunburn sometimes feels sensitive has small purple dots concerned?
Hard to say: It concerns you enough to ask about it. So go have it looked at. It is hard to say anything about rashes and spots without seeing them, . Most are nothing. When it concerns you enough to ask it is beneficial to have it looked at. ...Read more
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