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What causes a purple spot on the right foot in a diabetic patient?

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Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016
Question: on my right foot, there is a quarter size purple spot, around the corner of the same foot,just at the ankle there is a patch about a inch in a half long, the same kinda brusing effect, It's not painful, I noticed the spot, one week, now the patch of skin
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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please provide a photo to me...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concern.

Before running into final conclusion, I want to have a look at the spots myself. Can you please send a photo of them to me?

Do you suffer of any chronic illness like diabetes? cardiovascular? or any other?

That will help guide you accordingly.
Dr.Albana
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Albana Sejdini (19 hours later)
yes, diabetes, heart attacks, 3 stents
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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini (20 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Following suggestions

Detailed Answer:
Hi back,

Thank you for providing the requested information.

Diabetes is often associated with skin problems like infection or eczema that are difficult to treat.
As you are taking anticoagulant due to stent, that is causing your blood to get thinner and hemorrhage ti take place.

You might have hit the area on your leg causing bruising and color change to purple.

If no pain or itchiness or any other symptom, then, I advise to apply warm and cold compresses alternating for a few days.

Keep good local hygiene and take oral antibiotics. Take good control of the blood sugar levels.

Doppler ultrasound is also advised to evaluate the status of the blood vessels in your legs.

All the best!
Dr.Albana

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes a purple spot on the right foot in a diabetic patient?

Brief Answer: Please provide a photo to me... Detailed Answer: Hi, I understand your concern. Before running into final conclusion, I want to have a look at the spots myself. Can you please send a photo of them to me? Do you suffer of any chronic illness like diabetes? cardiovascular? or any other? That will help guide you accordingly. Dr.Albana