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Dark blue/purple spot similar to bruise on inside arch of foot. No pain when touched or in arch at all, slight pain in heel. Worked 70 hrs last week?

Dark blue/purple spot similar to bruise on inside arch of foot. No pain when touched or in arch at all, slight pain in heel. Worked 70 hrs last week?

Pressure: Could just be from the shoes or boots you are wearing and then the amount of time on your feet. Now rest those feet and if does not resolve timely. See your doctor.

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I have flat, red spots on my leg. It isn't a bruise & it isn't a rash. It doesn't itch either. I don't know its there. What could it be?

I have flat, red spots on my leg. It isn't a bruise & it isn't a rash. It doesn't itch either. I don't know its there. What could it be?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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Red swollen hot to touch spots on right leg, about 4 inches round, last for a few days then bruise before going away I am 20 years old, female.?

Red swollen hot to touch spots on right leg, about 4 inches round, last for a few days then bruise before going away I am 20 years old, female.?

Infection?: Red hot swollen spots make me think of infection, perhaps abscess or folliculitis, or sebaceous cysts. Abscesses don't usually go away by themselves but rather need to be drained. Folliculitis might come & go but not usually 4" in diameter (that's huge!). Not common to have several sebaceous cysts in one area. Go see your family doc for evaluation, testing & treatment. Perhaps bleeding disorder?

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There's been a few times where I've noticed several dark bluish spots on the lower half of both legs that look like bruises but I haven't inured them.

There's been a few times where I've noticed several dark bluish spots on the lower half of both legs that look like bruises but I haven't inured them.

There's a condition: Called Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP) that can cause bumps & bruises on the shins from leaking of tiny blood vessels called capillaries. Usually the leaking is confined to the skin & goes away own its own. However, HSP can affect other organs, like the kidneys & joints., it's important to see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis & evaluation. Best wishes! Dr. Anne.

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Keep getting very yellow spots on legs. They r like highlighter color. No pain or anyother thing...just these spots. Sometimes they seem like bruises?

Keep getting very yellow spots on legs. They r like highlighter color. No pain or anyother thing...just these spots. Sometimes they seem like bruises?

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. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed.

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Everyone says I have a ringworm BUT it did not ooze nor did it dry out like normal ring worms do. I have a red circle in 2 spots on my leg with bruise?

Everyone says I have a ringworm BUT it did not ooze nor did it dry out like normal ring worms do. I have a red circle in 2 spots on my leg with bruise?

Get examined please: Ring worm is a fungal infection of skin. It is circular Ring like lesion, with clear center, Itchy, does not have to be "oozy" (if scratched very hard). But cannot diagnose like this anyway.

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I am a 55 yr old woman, I have pin prick spots like bruises on 1 of my legs, the lower half at the front. I do bruise easily but I haven't had this befor?

I am a 55 yr old woman, I have pin prick spots like bruises on 1 of my legs, the lower half at the front. I do bruise easily but I haven't had this befor?

Bruises: You must see your doctor as soon as possible. The doctor will review your history, examine you, and order labs and x-ray imaging. Hope all goes well. Please keep me informed.

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I have red flat spots on my legs that disappear and then will come back. I have also been having random bruising on my legs.?

I have red flat spots on my legs that disappear and then will come back. I have also been having random bruising on my legs.?

Difficult to say: The reason why. You should at least get a complete blood count from your doctor to further evaluate. If the spots are itchy could be related to an allergic reaction. There are several conditions that can cause this and without any pictures or further information it is impossible to diagnose accurately.

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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.

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Are single petechiae spots (not clusters) worrisome? I have 3 tiny (1mm) pink ones - 1 on thigh, 1 on buttock, 1 on lower leg. No bruises

Are single petechiae spots (not clusters) worrisome? I have 3 tiny (1mm) pink ones - 1 on thigh, 1 on buttock, 1 on lower leg. No bruises

Watchful waiting: What you described is not worrisome, however it is worth watching, i.e, keep an eye on such lesions to see if more are developing. At your next visit to your doctor you should ask her/him to look at the lesions, if any are present at the time. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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Four year old has a few flat reddish spots on legs. I thought they were bruises but they are all the same size. Not raised or itching.?

Four year old has a few flat reddish spots on legs. I thought they were bruises but they are all the same size. Not raised or itching.?

Non- specific: Itch? Pain? Duration? Size? Nature of surface? Perhaps an exam will lead to a definition. Probably needs observation of behavior over a few weeks to have a chance at identification. If it goes away you don't care what it was.

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My husband has had bruises on his lower back legs and buttocks, they have been there in the spots for 3yrs now, what could it possibly be?

My husband has had bruises on his lower back legs and buttocks, they have been there in the spots for 3yrs now, what could it possibly be?

Maybe vasculitis??: If it has been there for three years it doesn't seem emergent. He should see a good internist for a thorough work up.

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Are single petechia spots (not clusters) alarming? I have 3 tiny (1mm) pink ones - 1 on thigh, 1 on buttock, 1 on lower leg. Come and go. No bruising

Are single petechia spots (not clusters) alarming? I have 3 tiny (1mm) pink ones - 1 on thigh, 1 on buttock, 1 on lower leg. Come and go. No bruising

Lesions: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed.

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I have itchy red spots at the top of my thigh that have turned into bruising looks like I have been beaten up on my leg.?

I have itchy red spots at the top of my thigh that have turned into bruising looks like I have been beaten up on my leg.?

Itch & bruising: If you have unexplained bruising, please see your doctor. Several possibilities for itching and bruising of isolated spots on body. Scratching an itchy spot can produce bruises, particularly if you occasionally take nsaids, fish oil, vitamin e and other blood thinners. There is also a skin condition called pigmented purpura, inflammation of the smallest blood vessels, which can be itchy.

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What would cause tiny red spots to develop all over legs, these bled when I shaved, would it be side effect of mexthotrexate, bruising as well?

What would cause tiny red spots to develop all over legs, these bled when I shaved, would it be side effect of mexthotrexate, bruising as well?

YEs it can: Yes this can certainly be attributed to methotrexate. Check with your physician. A simple blood test may tell all. Don;t forget to tell your physician all the meidcations - prescription and non-prescription- you may be taking.

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I have red spots that turn into bruises, for example, I had one on my arm that is small but the ones on my legs are more prominent. Is there any cause?

I have red spots that turn into bruises, for example, I had one on my arm that is small but the ones on my legs are more prominent. Is there any cause?

Suspicious but can't: Bleeding into skin can produce bruises. It can be due to one of two causes. In older folks (tell your age...it is important to relay this info) the skin becomes more fragile and blood vessels are then poorl;y supported agains friction, so they can break and ooze blood under the skin. Seconly any platelet (It is a type of blood cell)abnormality can increase the risk of bruising. Aspirin can do it

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