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Getting purple red spots on arms. Taking 20 mg lipitor for high CRP. What is causing this and cure?

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Purple/red spots on arms that come and go. Largest is about the size of a quarter and smallest about a dime size. I'm 65 male with no major health issues. They normally last 2 to 3 weeks then disapear. They turn brownish beford fading.
I take 20 mg Lipitor for High CRP and 1 mg of Altace for high blood pressure at Drs office only. Have been taking both for about 8 yrs. Stopped taking a daily baby aspirin when told it could cause these spots, but still having them.
Been going on a while but seems to be a little more now.
I feel great and exercise 5 days a week.....walk fast for 30 minutes each morning.
6' 220 Lbs. White, (Occational Eczema, see Dermatologist)
Posted Fri, 16 Nov 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Rohit Batra 4 hours later
Thanks for your query to XXXXXXX Red spots turning into purple and black are bruises which are common in elderly people with loose skin. They occur as a result of small capillary damage due to minor trauma especially over bony surfaces. Aspirin makes the blood thinner and prevents clotting . Even after stopping aspirin the anticoagulant effect lasts for long. The condition is not serious but is just cosmetically disfiguring. Vitamin C and K are helpful in such conditions .
Dr Rohit Batra
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