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Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Question: im not sure what is on my leg. it is growing and getting more red. it feel like it is under the skin. it is raised. its a bit like a string of raised dots. i am in the Yucatan penisular. i was at the beach in Telchac Puerto on the gulf when I first noticed it. its a bit painful and sometimes itches. im not scratching it or rubbing it.


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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Echymoses

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for the question and the image attached. I checked the image.
The image looks like Echymoses that is oozing of the blood from the blood vessels, may be a capillary, that causes the red color of the skin. If it is increasing day by day you need to get this tested for coagulation, bleeding and liver problems first. The doctor can run a battery of blood tests to find out the reason for this oozing of blood under the skin. If you had already reached the mainland you should head to a doctor.
Are you taking any medicines for any other problem? Are you on blood thinning medicines like Aspirin especially? Are you diabetic or high blood pressure? What is your age?
Let me know other details.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (7 hours later)
I do not have high blood pressure. I’m
61. I have low cholesterol. I’m very active. Normal weight. I eat healthy. I have Hashimitos and take Tirosint.
I do not take any other medication.
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (16 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Low risk

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for sharing the details. Since it is only one place where there is oozing of blood and if it is not spreading in size, it can be considered low risk. However it is better to an examination done. If there is a local injury which can be trivial as well, the capillaries could have leaked leading to that mark over the skin.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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im not sure what is on my leg. it is

Brief Answer: Echymoses Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for the question and the image attached. I checked the image. The image looks like Echymoses that is oozing of the blood from the blood vessels, may be a capillary, that causes the red color of the skin. If it is increasing day by day you need to get this tested for coagulation, bleeding and liver problems first. The doctor can run a battery of blood tests to find out the reason for this oozing of blood under the skin. If you had already reached the mainland you should head to a doctor. Are you taking any medicines for any other problem? Are you on blood thinning medicines like Aspirin especially? Are you diabetic or high blood pressure? What is your age? Let me know other details.