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Have a purple ring around my anus and a small pea sized, not squishy but somewhat hard, thing underneath the skin, some what worried any insite?

Have a purple ring around my anus and a small pea sized, not squishy but somewhat hard, thing underneath the skin, some what worried any insite?

Not normal: Please see your doctor for an examination. You might have an infection or some other type of issue. I know it can be embarrassing to have a doctor look at such a private place, but it is important. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do about small rash of purple/red pinprick size dots under skin?

What can I do about small rash of purple/red pinprick size dots under skin?

Be seen: It could be one of several things. You can have it checked by the doctor for a diagnosis and then discuss the possibly treatments. ...Read more

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My 22 month old has a small purple spot on the top of her head on her scalp, what could this be?

My 22 month old has a small purple spot on the top of her head on her scalp, what could this be?

Picture please: It'd help so much better if a picture of it was sent for review. Also, historical data - how long it's been there, is it growing or changing? Anything make it worse? These things matter so you would need to either supply this info here or take your child to a local doc. ...Read more

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I have this small bump on my upper inner thigh that kinda looks purple black and brown. And the skin is red an inch all around it what is this?

I have this small bump on my upper inner thigh that kinda looks purple black and brown. And the skin is red an inch all around it what is this?

Purpura: Purpura occurs when small blood vessels join together or leak blood under the skin.
When purpura spots are very small, they are called petechiae. Large purpura are called ecchymoses.
Platelets help the blood clot. A person with purpura may have normal platelet counts (nonthrombocytopenic purpuras) or low platelet counts (thrombocytopenic purpuras). See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on my crotch that hurts a lot is read and purple kinda and the skin that surrounds it is red its pretty small?

I have a hard lump on my crotch that hurts a lot is read and purple kinda and the skin that surrounds it is red its pretty small?

Boil?: This may be a localized infection, but without seeing it nobody can be sure. Get to a doctor and have this examined, diagnosed and treated appropriately. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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I found some obvious small blue/purple veins on my thigh skin, what could it be, is it bad ( I am 16) ?

I found some obvious small blue/purple veins on my thigh skin, what could it be, is it bad ( I am 16) ?

The color of veins: If you are overweight this could be the early signs of stretch marks. If these are just veins and you have not noticed them before then I am at a loss as to what to say. If you have pain, redness or swelling you may wan to see a physician. ...Read more

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I have a very small (pea-sized) green/purple/blue lump under the skin on my arm. It's not painful to touch and has been there for quite along time.

I have a very small (pea-sized) green/purple/blue lump under the skin on my arm. It's not painful to touch and has been there for quite along time.

Tough to say: Skin lesions are very difficult to diagnose over the computer. Most skin conditions are benign, but the best advice for you is to have it examined in person by a provider to assure all is well and get it properly diagnosed and assessed. best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a small lump under the skin, it's the size of a jelly bean. It is a bluish purple color. It has moved about 4 inch up my arm in a couple days?

I have a small lump under the skin, it's the size of a jelly bean.  It is a bluish purple color.  It has moved about 4 inch up my arm in a couple days?

Bluish lump: It's hard to know exactly what this is without seeing it or touching it. For this lump to physically move also seems unusual. It's possible u have a hematoma there and some blood may have tracked up your arm. Do u remember any injury to the site? Does it hurt to touch? Did anyone grab you? An enlarged vein (varicose) might appear like this too. Hope u can get some relief. ...Read more

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There's a soft small purple thing near my auns it has been there for 3 years never changed and no pain and 2 moles could it be skin cancer?

There's a soft small purple thing near my auns it has been there for 3 years never changed and no pain and 2 moles could it be skin cancer?

See MD: What you are describing may be a varicose vein (like a hemorrhoid). Best to have area examined by your doctor or a colorectal surgeon. What you can do currently is avoid constipation--eat more fiber and drink more water. Do not strain at stooling. ...Read more

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Small, hard, pea sized bump on forehead since 2 weeks. Not painful, itchy or bleeding. Under surface of skin and has purple hue. Cancer?!

Small, hard, pea sized bump on forehead since 2 weeks. Not painful, itchy or bleeding. Under surface of skin and has purple hue. Cancer?!

Watch for size chang: It can one of several different things. Most such things are pimples and will settle down in 2-3 weeks but watch its size and look for color changes. If it grows in size over the next 2-3 weeks, it should be shown to a doctor(PCP or dermatologist). You need to make sure it is not melanoma which case it will like increase in size in 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Branch fell hitting my chin. Lump soon formed. No broken skin. Had all functions. Dark purple bruise, tender small lump remain 4 days. Is chin broken?

Branch fell hitting my chin. Lump soon formed. No broken skin. Had all functions. Dark purple bruise, tender small lump remain 4 days. Is chin broken?

Injury : Injuries can be difficult to diagnose without seeing the patient face to face. Although you have normal function as you stated, it might be better to let your doctor check you if there is bruising ...Read more

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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.

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

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I found a small purple lump on my right breast with what looks like cracked skin around it. it has been changing shape and position as well.

I found a small purple lump on my right breast with what looks like cracked skin around it. it has been changing shape and position as well.

See a doctor: Please have it checked by a doctor, the change in overlying skin is concerning. You are too young for breast cancer but you should have it checked right away. ...Read more

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I have a small pea size lump under skin behind my knee on crease of back of leg. It has been itching. Now it is purple/red from me scratching it?

I have a small pea size lump under skin behind my knee on crease of back of leg. It has been itching. Now it is purple/red from me scratching it?

A little more info: If it is movable and just under the skin, it can b a small inclusion cysts not originating from the knee. Ur scratching has caused the changes u describe. U should c an ortho surgeon 2 have it evaluated & perhaps excision if u can't keep ur hands away from it. It may get infected & cause problems. ...Read more

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My son has a small lump under his skin on his chest. It appears purple like a bruise . He had one on his leg +cut it open, inside was a black round ?

My son has a small lump under his skin on his chest. It appears purple like a bruise . He had one on his leg +cut it open, inside was a black round ?

Angioma?: It sounds like an angioma, but i would strongly suggest that you not cut open lesions; that's how infections happen. And if it is in fact an angioma, it will bleed like stink. Let your doctor or a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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Huge very dark purple bruise right thigh discovered 2 days ago and is getting bigger, no pain or tenderness feel a small knot under skin?

Huge very dark purple bruise right thigh discovered 2 days ago and is getting bigger, no pain or tenderness feel a small knot under skin?

Bruise: You don't remember bumping into something? A large bruise without trauma is unlikely. The knot you feel is probably a blood clot under the skin that will dissipate on its own. The medications you listed should not cause your bruise. It will look worse before it looks better. If you think it was indeed spontaneous, you should really have your doctor check a CBC on you. ...Read more

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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

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I have a purple skin rash on my upper outside thigh and very small dots of purple on my arm and stomach. It is not itchy or raised.

Purple skin rash: A purple skin rash and purple red dots may indicate a bleeding process. Please consult your physician soon especially if you are not feeling well or have a fever. ...Read more

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Skin is blotchy when cold - almost purple and recent test showed slightly enlarged spleen, small gallstones and low iga, igm. Also has ibs. All related?

Skin is blotchy when cold - almost purple and recent test showed slightly enlarged spleen, small gallstones and low iga, igm. Also has ibs. All related?

Possibly: You may have an autoimmune vasculitis, cold agglutinins or livedo reticularis... Lupus, among other autoimmune disorders affect dermal blood flow creating mismatch during changes in temperature. A rheumatology expert or dermatologist may clarify your issue. ...Read more

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I have recently gotten skin coloured and pink to purplish small bumps theirs a patch of them right beside my right armpit and thighs help?!?!

I have recently gotten skin coloured and pink to purplish small bumps theirs a patch of them right beside my right armpit and thighs help?!?!

Without pic ???: The most common cause of a localized ("beside my armpit" "thighs") is skin contact with an irritant or something to which you are allergic. Review all topical products: deodorant, lotion, soap, etc. Unless there is redness/swelling/possible drainage, it is likely not an infection.Two sites:not shingles.OK to try OTC topical cortisone cream/ointment to see if helps. May need exam by your provider. ...Read more