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About three days ago I was in the shower and the top of my

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Hello! So about three days ago I was in the shower and the top of my left leg became really itchy, after I stopped scratching it I looked down at my leg and it looked like loads of little red dots under my skin...which I though was quite odd anyway I thought nothing of it. Then yesterday I was in the shower again and I noticed a brown patch on my left leg where the ‘rash’ was, as I looked closer I noticed it was actually a big bruise. It also aches every so slightly. Im a bit concerned as I’ve not had anything like this before, do you think it’s something to be worried about?
Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the dots better or worse?
Customer: Just the last few days
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: About 3 weeks ago I went to the doctors as I wasn’t feeling great, I lost me appetite and kept getting hot flushes. She advised me to get blood tests but I started feeling better so decided not to go back

Hello! My name is Dr.Ehtisham. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply momentarily.

Can you please attach a picture of the rash for review ?


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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
This was it last night
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Oh I didn’t realise the price
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Can I cancel
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I’ll just wait until monday

No problem we can just chat here

You will refund the phone call request


Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Okay thank you

Do you have any known medical illness or are you on any medicines?


Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No I’m not
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Also I have just got a cough
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I was coughing last night, it’s not really bad though

Thanks for the detail

How old are you?

Any bleeding from any site?


Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I’m 32 and no bleeding from any site

Thanks for the details

These seems like bruise marks and can be due to scratching from the itching

I would like you to have an examination and test for blood coagulation or clotting profile

The cough might not be linked with thus skin problem

But you should have further evaluation

Please do let me know if you have any other question


Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I keep seeing on google that it’s a symptom of leukaemia, I know I’m probably coming across a bit OTT, but as I said it’s just because I’ve not had anything like this before and especially as I can feel a dull ache in my leg as well.
Thank you for your advice, I will go to the doctors on monday

You are welcome