|kaposi and other skin problems
Dec 28, 1999
I get a variety of skin problems on my lower legs including patches of eczema and purpuric purpura. I have found myself getting a little paranoid and wondering if each thing might be kaposi's. Is there any convenient way that I can rule it out just by looking, since there is no point in bothering doctors with the same skin conditions they've seen several times anyway? For example, does kaposi's appear as a wider patch or always grow from a very small spot?
Response from Dr. Feinberg
KS usually appears as a small purplish spot and grows larger over time. Purpura, the medical term for black and blue spots, may be any size but are usually larger than KS lesions, and resolve within a few weeks, turning purplish, then greenish-yellow before they fade entirely. KS lesions do not fade.
KS with good stats
- Itchy Scrotum After Getting Scratched Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Swollen Glands After Anal Fingering Worried I Have HIV
- Can A Vaginal Cyst Cause Enlarged Groin Lymph Nodes?
- How Can Chlamydia Effect A Person's Everyday Life?
- How Long After Sex Do Symptoms Of A Std Occur?
- Is Chlamydia In The Blood?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.