Noticed bruise on thighs. Gets red and finally disappers. What is this? - Online Doctor Chats
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i have a query regarding a XXXXXXX which develops on thigh sometimes
I have not noticed the trend but in past atleast 3 times at long gaps it has happened that I have a XXXXXXX on my thigh which looks like a bruise
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initially...n later on within say a week it keeps changing its look...n gradually it gets red and finally disappears
last it happened on my right thigh and this time it happned on left thigh
if am not wrong this time happened after quite some months. it does not pain at all
am wondering what is it and why does it happen so?
Do you having itching or burning sensation at the affected region?
no not at all
How large is this mark? I mean how big is this mark?
its absolute circle..about 1 inch diameter
If I am not wrong, is it located in the inner aspect of the thigh near the groin?
Is it darker than the surrounding skin?
no...a little far away/..that i can see easily without bending or so
yes as i said looks like bruise...wat we call as XXXXXXX types
Does it leave behind any changes on the skin upon disappearing?
no changes at all
Is it a flat lesion or you find it elevated above the skin?
n there is no change when i touch it...skin feels smooth on it as well
last time it ws not where it ws this time...i see that it keeps shifting for everytime it appears
i have been told to go for thyroid test which I could not as yet....it ws due to my severe headache due eye muscle weakening
i am yet to see another doctor for eyes and then go for tests
Let me brief you.
what can it be doctor
Based on your description, I can think of 2 possible causes
1. An erythematous condition.
Erythema is a focal inflammation caused by numerous reasons such as infection, allergy, trauma, autoimmune condition and other systemic conditions.
In fact there is a term called erythema annulare centrifugum
which present as classical ring/circular lesion
which clear from the centre to the periphery.
The lesion often recur lasing for few weeks and then arises at a different location.
The cause here is again is usually allergic in nature.
It is not a serious concern though.
2. The second possibility which is less likely though is
You would need good antifungal medications to clear this off and to prevent recurrence.
A direct examination of the affected region by a dermatologist
this fungal infection can be anywhere?
can be helpful to differentiate among the two.
Fungal infection usually occur at areas that are moist such as areas close to groin.
i had infection for which am under medication from gynae which was fungal only
Though fungal infection is less likely, it is still a possibility.
I would hence suggest you to visit a dermatologist when such lesion occur again.
Have you followed what I suggested?
Do you have any other query?
no thats it'
thanks a lot. am done
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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