What causes dark purple?

What causes dark purple?

Cyanosis occurs when there’s too little oxygen in the blood. Oxygen-rich blood is deep red and causes your skin’s normal color. Under-oxygenated blood is bluer and causes your skin to look bluish purple. Cyanosis can develop quickly due to an acute health problem or external factor.

What does a swollen purple finger mean?

When purple finger occurs it’s a sign you’re not getting enough oxygenated blood to that or perhaps other areas of the body. If it persists (especially after warming the hands) or is accompanied by other concerning symptoms, check with your doctor.

How do you treat a deep bruise?


  1. Rest the bruised area, if possible.
  2. Ice the bruise with an ice pack wrapped in a towel. Leave it in place for 10 to 20 minutes. Repeat several times a day for a day or two as needed.
  3. Compress the bruised area if it is swelling, using an elastic bandage. Don’t make it too tight.
  4. Elevate the injured area.

What are the symptoms of having purple skin?

Purple skin may accompany symptoms related to other systems including: 1 Fainting or change in level of consciousness or lethargy 2 Fever and chills 3 Severe fatigue More …

What causes purple swelling on the bottom of the feet?

For instance, peripheral neuropathy. Examples of causes of chronic swollen purple feet are dependent edema and acrocyanosis.

Can a blood clot cause your skin to turn purple?

Rarely, purple skin is a symptom of a serious blood clot, such as a pulmonary embolism. Drug overdoses from sedatives, Benzodiazepines or narcotics can cause purple skin.

Why do I have purple spots on my leg?

Pulmonary embolism associated with deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in the leg that can break loose from the leg and cause a pulmonary embolism in the lung, a heart attack, or stroke) Cardiac causes of purple skin

For instance, peripheral neuropathy. Examples of causes of chronic swollen purple feet are dependent edema and acrocyanosis.

What does it mean when you have purple spots on your skin?

This can create purple spots on the skin that range in size from small dots to large patches. Purpura spots are generally benign, but may indicate a more serious medical condition, such as a blood clotting disorder.

What causes purple discoloration on the tips of fingers?

Jonathan Cluett, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. Various medical conditions can cause a person’s finger to turn purple. In most instances, restricted blood circulation to the hand and fingers is the root cause of the purple discoloration.

What causes swelling and discoloration in the lower leg?

In this chronic condition, your immune system starts attacking healthy tissue in your digestive tract. This may cause lower leg swelling and discoloration along with many other symptoms, including diarrhea, blood in toilet, joint pain, skin bumps, fever, mouth sores, and change in stools.