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What causes red blotches on inner thighs close to the groin area?

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Posted on Wed, 20 May 2015
Question: I have a red blotch on my inner thigh above my right knee. It is a little painful to the touch. Any ideas?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
need some details to guide you better

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thank You for contacting HCM. My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem.

I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. There could be a number of causes for your complaint. I would be in a better position to guide you anything if you answer following questions please:

1. since when are you having this problem?
2. is it only on thigh or any other part of the body as well?
3. please share a clear image of that area?
4. any history of trauma at that site?
5. are you on any medication?
6. do you or anyone in the family has history of diabetes, hypertension, bleeding disorder or any other illness?
7. is overlying skin hot and raised(swelled)?
8. any other symptom that you would like to share?

I will be looking forward for the answers to conclude the discussion in the best interest of yours.
Thank You
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (3 hours later)
two days,only on the thigh,no history of trauma,I am on metformin 500mg twice daily,atentolol5mg,lisinopril5mg,furosomide5mg. I am a diabetic my blood sugar level avg. 115 it has never reached 200. my a1c at last check in April was 5.6 my skin does not feel hot but it is sore.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Most probably subcutaneous blood accumulation

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thank you for getting back with the answers. There could be possibility that it is minor subcutaneous bruise which will reabsorb itself in few days and there is also possibility that its is some hematological disorder. I would suggest you to wait & observe for few days. Hopefully it will disappear itself as soon as blood is absorbed from the subcutaneous tissue. If it persists even after 5-7 days then visit hospital and get an appointment for "Consultant Hematologist". He is specialized in blood disorders. He will perform some investigations including CBC with ESR, peripheral smear, clotting profile to confirm the diagnosis. Further management will depend upon the results.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help if not then don't forget to close the discussion and rate it.
Wishing you good health !!
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What causes red blotches on inner thighs close to the groin area?

Brief Answer: need some details to guide you better Detailed Answer: Hello Thank You for contacting HCM. My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem. I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. There could be a number of causes for your complaint. I would be in a better position to guide you anything if you answer following questions please: 1. since when are you having this problem? 2. is it only on thigh or any other part of the body as well? 3. please share a clear image of that area? 4. any history of trauma at that site? 5. are you on any medication? 6. do you or anyone in the family has history of diabetes, hypertension, bleeding disorder or any other illness? 7. is overlying skin hot and raised(swelled)? 8. any other symptom that you would like to share? I will be looking forward for the answers to conclude the discussion in the best interest of yours. Thank You