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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 more
Right arm swollen and red and purple rash like patch. Left arm itchy with similar small rash spot with small broken skin.?
These lesions: Will require examination to determine diagnosis accurately and to advise on care. ...Read more
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 more
I have been itchy all over for a couple of weeks and also have small purple spots under the skin on the thighs, what could cause this?
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
See Your Doctor: Unfortunately, it is something that would need to be seen to diagnose. Please see your doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more
I have a purple spot on my right bicep the size of an eraser head. I don't recall hitting it on anything. Doesn't hurt. Been there 3 or 4 days. Ideas?
Unlikely dangerous: Unlikely to be anything to be concerned about if it has only been there a few days. Will likely vanish on it's own. If it persists or worsens, have someone look at it. ...Read more
After lots of itching what seems like small blood spots show up under my skin. They are flat and dark purplish. Size: pin dots to small mosquito bites?
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
Infected pimple healed weeks ago & skin closed, but still a quarter-sized, slightly swollen, slightly painful red/purple spot (no open skin). Need Dr?
Healing Inflammation: The redness/purpleness of a healed abscess (skin infection) can take a few months to resolve. The skin will remain firm, slightly tender and have a purple/red color for some time after the infection itself has healed. This is the scar tissue healing and settling. If the area back tracks and get swollen, hot and tender again, you will need to see a doctor. Hang in there. ...Read more
I am experiencing skin rash (quality: red or bluish purple). Looks exactly like a hickey. Not circular. 2 inches in length. Appears in random places on the body and disapears within 4 hours and appears in another spot.?
Ecchymosis: Apply deep moist heat dailyGet a more detailed answer ›
I have a light purple/pink spot on the skin of my knee cap It sometimes itches scratching makes white crust to come off it and it sometimes weeps too
Sounds like LSC: Lichen simplex chronicus is the thickening of your skin after chronic itching and scratching. If you scratch hard enough you can cause weeping and even secondary infection. Try aquaphor and AM lactam to reduce itching and help healing. Sometimes you may need prescription strength cordran tape to help from derm. ...Read more
I received oral from a girl the other day and I noticed the next morning a dark (circular like) purple spot of the head of the penis. Hematoma?
Could be.: If it hurts like a bruise, that's probably what it is. ...Read more
A purple/pink spot on the skin of my knee cap It's been there for years Sometimes itches heavy scratching makes it weep and white dead skin comes off?
See dermatologist: Most likely a psoriatic patch BUT if it is enlarging or weeping more definitely see a skin doctor. ...Read more
I have a white spot surrounded by red and purple skin on my taint, part between my testicles and buthole, hurts won't go away and leaks fluid all the time. I have a picture if thatll help?
Bathroom stool revealed dark purple "spot".I sifted one out, appeared to be purple like skin. Could this be from black or raspberry or peppers I ate?
Yes: It could be from one of those foods, most likely the skin of the pepper which was not digested fully. ...Read more
Why are my veins bursting under my skin? There is a big spot on my stomach that is red, purple, and black. It burns so bad
Purple lump on hip. Lump is under skin. Sore to touch. Hurts a lot when wearing belt. There was always a purpke spot there for a few years. Worried?
Get a medical exam: If you have any new growth, you need to ahvea physical exam by your doctor. If there is a lump/growth or tumor an x-ray can be used to confirm it. A biopsy may be required if there is a definite lump as that is the only way to make a diagnosis of the cause of any new lump. ...Read more
I have a red/purple spot type thing just after where my skin and nipple meat, it's very sore to touch and its not got a head or anything on it?
I have a dark purple spot appeared on my skin under my eye, my eye is sore, itchy and weeping and slight blurry vision?
Pigmented lesion: You should see an oculoplastic surgeon for consideration of observation or biopsy of pigmented area. ...Read more
My friend has a purple spot on the side of his nose, just down from his eye. He won't go to a doctor. Could it be skin cancer?
I had a bad fall and my lower back locked on me. Now I have purple, reddish spots on skin in the same place it's locked. What is that?
Bruise?: Is it like a bruise? Could be secondary to fall and a bruise, local hematoma. Or have you put heating pad on it or some muscle cream, gel that you reacted to locally? ...Read more
My daughter had pointed out these reddish purple spots on the back of my head that were never there before. Not itchy or raised up.?
I trim my hair very short with a trimmer and have noticed 2 purple in color spots appear on my head. They don't hurt. Cause and treatment please.
Moles?: Are these raised? Might be a form of nevus which has blood vessels in it giving it this color? Can you send a picture? A dermatologist can easily identify and remove these if you would like. ...Read more
I washed my nose with a facial rock then it peel off my skin and dry it off now it's heeling but I have purple/dark spots on my nose what should I do?
Wait for 2-4 weeks: Most facial peels take 2-4 weeks for primary healing and another 4-6 weeks for complete healing. The purplish spots are usually benign or indicate blood near the surface. Occasionally they can be more significant indicating conditions like rosacea or skin cancer. Wait at least 4 weeks, but preferably 10 weeks from the peel. If still visible, then see a skin doctor ...Read more
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