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I squeezed a bump on my inner thigh around the area I have stretch marks and it is now swollen purple and is extremely sore when I move or touch it?

I squeezed a bump on my inner thigh around the area I have stretch marks and it is now swollen purple and is extremely sore when I move or touch it?

Evaluation: Get this checked by your physician or at Urgent Care. You might starting to have worsening of your infection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hard bumps around where butt meets thigh. Sore and leave a purple dot when "healed" what is it?

Hard bumps around where butt meets thigh. Sore and leave a purple dot when "healed" what is it?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Purple/red pea sized spot In groin area between vagina and thigh. Not sore. Is it bad?

Purple/red pea sized spot In groin area between vagina and thigh. Not sore. Is it bad?

Try hot compresses: Most likely not. Could be an ingrown hair or an inflamed gland. Please try using hot compresses- hot washcloth applied for 15 min, 3x/day for 2-3 days to see if this gets better. If growing or worse, needs doctor evaluation. ...Read more

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What would you say is the cause of several purple bumps on the inner thigh that are tender to the touch and will not go away?

What would you say is the cause of several purple bumps on the inner thigh that are tender to the touch and will not go away?

Purple bumps: The color you describe makes me concerned for a possible vascular etiology. I recommend prompt evaluation with your physician. ...Read more

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Child has bruises that is purple and tender on the outside of thigh. No injury happened. She hasn't been sick?

Child has bruises that is purple and tender on the outside of thigh. No injury happened. She hasn't been sick?

Ecchymosis: Large purple bruises (ecchymosis) in the absence of trauma need to be assessed by your child's doc. She may require work-up to assess how well she clots as well as how long she bleeds. ...Read more

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Quarter-sized lump on inside of thigh, surface is smooth, shiny, light purple. It's hard, goes quite deep under skin. Slightly tender. No drainage.

Quarter-sized lump on inside of thigh, surface is smooth, shiny, light purple. It's hard, goes quite deep under skin. Slightly tender. No drainage.

Cyst: This may be a sebaceous cyst if it is the only time you have had this. Many people can get multiple of these in the same area over the years. I would not recommend trying to squeeze it because it will make it worse. Apply warm compressses for 10 min twice a day. If very sore see your md for antibiotics that will improve the symptoms even though it is not a true infections. ...Read more

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Tender skin on my leg that starts to itch, thn turns to bright purple spots all up my thigh with deep black bruising. What is it?

Tender skin on my leg that starts to itch, thn turns to bright purple spots all up my thigh with deep black bruising. What is it?

See a doctor: The pain and bruising concern me. Please see a doctor for an examination and appropriate testing. ...Read more

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Sore leg muscle with swelling and area purple in colour?

Sore leg muscle with swelling and area purple in colour?

A bruise or worse...: Purple color may mean a bruise or bleeding under the skin. A sore muscle can be some bleeding from broken muscle fibers inside the muscle (called a muscle strain). If a person bleeds easily, there can be a hematoma in the muscle. If there are risk factors for a blood clot in the leg, such as recent surgery, injury, taking ocp's, sitting for several hours, etc..., the E.R. Or a doctor should check. ...Read more

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I have a purple bump on the inside of my upper leg. It's very sore and tender. Do not see any "head" or any puss. What is this? A boil, a cyst....

I have a purple bump on the inside of my upper leg. It's very sore and tender. Do not see any "head" or any puss. What is this? A boil, a cyst....

Abscess: Likely. Need to examine in order to determine that, but that is most likely. See a doctor in the next couple of days (preferably within 24 hours). This is not a complaint that requires going to an E.R. Urgent care would be preferred if you couldn't get into your regular primary care physician. ...Read more

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I feel like cold water is being splashed on one leg, purple spider veins erupted and my leg feels tight & sore. After a recent flight. Is this typical?

I feel like cold water is being splashed on one leg, purple spider veins erupted and my leg feels tight & sore. After a recent flight. Is this typical?

Potential Clot.: No, this is not typical. In fact, you are describing symptoms that could very well be indicative of a clot formation in your leg. You need to be seen as soon as possible to remove all doubt. Untreated blood clots can have catastrophic results if allowed to go untreated. ...Read more

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I noticed a strange bruise on my leg today with very dark purple lines going through it. I have no pain and it's not even tender. Should I be worried?

I noticed a strange bruise on my leg today with very dark purple lines going through it. I have no pain and it's not even tender. Should I be worried?

Bruising: Some docs believe that the pulp of citrus will reduce bruising. I doubt it. Some people-esp. Women-bruise easily from minor insults. This is, fortunately, only skin deep. The dark purple are patent veins perhaps more superficial due to the slight swelling of the bruise. This does not raise any red flags. It is simply a personal peculiarity that is not uncommon. ...Read more

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What would cause chronic pain in lower back and R leg? (2.5 years: sharp pain, tingling, numbness, weakness, purple color in R leg at times, cramping in calf, severe flare ups at times, tender touch)

What would cause chronic pain in lower back and R leg? (2.5 years: sharp pain, tingling, numbness, weakness, purple color in R leg at times, cramping in calf, severe flare ups at times, tender touch)

Exam and XRays: Problems in your lumbar spine could explain the pain, tingling, numbness and weakness, but not the purple color, cramps and tenderness of your calf. You need to see your physician for an examination, appropriate XRays and other tests to clarify the problem. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of purple stretch marks on your inner thighs? Or at least lessen the appearance?

How do you get rid of purple stretch marks on your inner thighs? Or at least lessen the appearance?

Topical retinoid: I would try a topical retinoid and topical vit C which might help some. There are also some laser treatments that my help the purple color. ...Read more

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I have red-purple marks/lines on the sides of my stomach, thighs, and lower back. What are they and are they bad?

I have red-purple marks/lines on the sides of my stomach, thighs, and lower back. What are they and are they bad?

Stretch marks: Likely that. If they have been there for some time and don't hurt or itch and are not spreading that could be it. Hard to say without a picture or more description. It could be many other things. See your doctor when you can. :) ...Read more

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Purple veins on thighs not stretch marks need to get rid of them. How?

Purple veins on thighs not stretch marks need to get rid of them. How?

Sclerotherapy: If you have spider veins and they are localized to your thighs then sclerotherapy is probably indicated. If you have varicose veins then you should have a venous evaluation with a venous reflux exam to check for leaking (refluxing) valves in the saphenous system. For best results you should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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I woke up with sore thigh to touch no marks and burning feeling when walking up hill or bending over could that be pinched nerve?

I woke up with sore thigh to touch no marks and burning feeling when walking up hill or bending over could that be pinched nerve?

Yes: Yes it could be pinched nerve from lumbar spine or from pinched nerve due to tight belt pressing on the nerve coming out of the skin above the thigh.
There might be other causes as well. ...Read more

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Purple black looking two spots in the inner thigh close to stretch marks no bumps looks like under the skin I have put on allot of weight any ideas?

Purple black looking two spots in the inner thigh close to stretch marks no bumps looks like under the skin I have put on allot of weight any ideas?

Ruptured vein?: Your spots seem to result from ruptured blood vessels under the skin. Have you had any recent bruising or trauma from athletic activities, or from clothing rubbing? Though unlikely to be a health risk, your medical provider should be able to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My skin on my right thigh and buttock feel sore, almost like a bruise, but there's no mark at all.

My skin on my right thigh and buttock feel sore, almost like a bruise, but there's no mark at all.

Meralgia: Meralgia paresthetica is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer part of your thigh. The cause of meralgia paresthetica is compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of your thigh. See your neurologist. ...Read more

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Purple rash on thigh what could it be?

Purple rash on thigh what could it be?

More info needed: Size? Duration? Itches? Burns? Oozes? Raised or flat? Otherwise it would be like telling us that you saw a purple floating object 3 miles off shore and want us to tell you what it is. ...Read more