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Have painful purple spot on inner thigh. What could it be?

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Hi on my upper right leg I have a purple spot. The pain in it is starting to get worse. I do not know exctly how long ive had it because its located on my inner thigh and hard to see. It is about the size of a quarter.
Posted Sun, 16 Dec 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. G.Srinivasan 8 hours later

Welcome to XXXXXXX and thanks for your query.
Pain is suggestive of either injury or inflammation.
If there is no injury, then inflammation has to be the cause.
Inflammation of the long saphenous vein can present like this.

Physical examination is needed to
1. Examine the spot as well as other changes in the body.
2. Look for lymph node enlargement in the groin.
3. Look at the Status of the veins of the leg and the foot.

Till you XXXXXXX the doc,

1. Application of warmth.
2. Leg elevation.
3. Oral anti- inflammatory agents.

should be helpful.

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