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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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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
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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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Played soccer and kicked in ankle. Slowly healed but 2 weeks later got kicked same spot. Now yellow & swollen. Purple is underneath. Help me plz. Tnx.

Played soccer and kicked in ankle. Slowly healed but 2 weeks later got kicked same spot. Now yellow & swollen. Purple is underneath. Help me plz. Tnx.

Kicked: This certainly sounds like a deep bruise , especially when you describe the color changes . Ice and nsaids if you can take them will help as will rest . Bruises can turn all sorts of colors as the blood is broken down by enzymes that leaked from broken blood vessels ...Read more

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My 5 year old has purple bruise-like spot on ankle. Hard and raised on edges. Pediatrician said use hydrocortisone which has had no affect. What now?

My 5 year old has purple bruise-like spot on ankle. Hard and raised on edges. Pediatrician said use hydrocortisone which has had no affect. What now?

Many possibilities.: Hard to say without a photo, but it could actually be a bruise. I'm assuming it appeared recently, so it's not a birthmark. Other possibilities include an insect or spider bite, an allergy to something he/she came in contact with, or a focal infection. If Hydrocortisone had no effect, i would recommend an examination by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My wife has purple spot on skin on her thigh and calves.What are the causes and what is the treatment ?

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

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I would like preventative or alternative treatment for senile purpora. The slightest scratch on my forearms brings on a big purple/red spot. ?

I would like preventative or alternative treatment for senile purpora. The slightest scratch on my forearms brings on a big purple/red spot. ?

Sun damage: Your bruising symptoms are most commonly the result of irreversible damage to the skin from prior sun exposure. The only treatment is to avoid trauma to the affected areas of skin. Using sunscreen will prevent further damage. If excessive bruising is also noted in non sun exposed skin especially if associated with other signs of clotting problems such as bleeding gums or nosebleeds see your doctor. ...Read more

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Bitten by leech while in river, top of foot over arch. 1 week later top of foot large red, swollen area. Itchy, dark purple spot at bite. Treatment?

Bitten by leech while in river, top of foot over arch. 1 week later top of foot large red, swollen area. Itchy, dark purple spot at bite. Treatment?

Leech Bite?: It is actually rare to be allergic or to have a reaction to a leech bite. Assuming it was a leech bite, you could have some irritation and itching, but normally should have no further problems if you have good health and no leech allergies. However, if you are experiencing symptoms such as you describe, then you need to seek medical attention as it may be infected. ...Read more

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Could low dose asa therapy cause you to bruise more easily and to develop purple spots on skin? I am also on HRT and lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) for hypertension.

Could low dose asa therapy cause you to bruise more easily and to develop purple spots on skin? I am also on HRT and lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) for hypertension.

Yes: That is a common effect of low dose Aspirin due to the inhibition of blood platelets. If your hypertension is well controlled it can still happen but is more likely if not controlled. As one gets older the skin gets thinner and capillaries get more fragile and tear easier which makes these bruises appear more often. ...Read more

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What can cause brown freckles spots on theback of your ankles?

Usually normal: Generally normal. May be hereditary. Normal deposits of melanin not to worry. If raised or changing should see podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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