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Purple spot about the size of my palm appeared on my leg. What could this be ?

Today a red/purple spot about the size of my palm appeared on my leg. It itched at first but it now feels fine. It s getting darker and looks as if it could be getting bigger.There are no bumps. What could this be?
Asked On : Thu, 16 Jun 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

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The red purple spot if it is increasing and does not itch now then it may be extravassation of blood that is bleeding under the skin due to rupture of some small capillary which can happen as a result of a injury or contusion.Please visit a doctor and get examined to make sure that there is no major problem.

Answered: Fri, 1 Jul 2011
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Dermatologist Dr. Gaurav Patel's  Response
it may be dermatitis or allergic condition
u need not to worry
as itching was there ,u need to take tab cetrizine once at night to prevent further reaction .
better to consult dermatologist
wear cotton cloths and use cold water for bath.
Answered: Fri, 1 Jul 2011
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