Medical

Have medical questions? Ask a doctor online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have been having red spots appear on my skin, mainly arms,

Customer Question
I have been having...

I have been having red spots appear on my skin, mainly arms, & legs & thighs, for over 8 months. My Dr is at a loss, after blood work, steroids, gluten free diet and nothing has helped. Any ideas. I am female in my mid 70's. thanks!!!

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the spots better or worse?

I think it is over 10 months, maybe a year by now???

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I don't know, I'm pretty healthy, and active for my 74 years.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Medical
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 4 minutes by:
9/18/2017
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 59,983
Experience: Medical Doctor Trained at a Top Academic Institution
Verified

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago

do you have any pictures?

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I do, but only on my phone.
I don't know how to send them to you.
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago

upload to the chat box

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Just chat. Already paid to do this & I am Sr. Citizen with small retirement .
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago

ok

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
NO...already answered this.
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago

the site auto offers that to you

lets continue here

just upload to the chat box

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
How do I do that?
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago

you can email too

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I have your website on my phone now, but how do I get the pictures there? I sent pictures on AirDrop. Did they come through?
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago

no I haven't gotten them

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I tried to do an e-mail with the photo to see it that works, just now.
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago

ok

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Anything come through?
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago

nope

you can email to***@******.***

but it takes time for them to get it to me

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I sent it to www.justsupport.com., will that work?
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago

that should work. but it takes time for me to get it from them

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
should I stay connected & wait or do you want to contact me after you get the photos?
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago

I will contact you after I get the photos

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
You need my e-mail ???
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago

nope. I will reply here and you should get notified

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
its OK to shut down computer???
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago

yes

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago

just click send to reply

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I did, after you said that on the 18th. Nothing has happened???
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago

yes you will need to send me pictures

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a doctorLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Family Physician Your Own Question
Family Physician
Family Physician
Family Physician, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 2,592
2,592 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Family Physician is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,788 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

18,159 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

16,629 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor

14,303 satisfied customers

MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
I have been suffering from itching skin for over a month. It
I have been suffering from itching skin for over a month. It started at the hairline on the back of my neck. My dermatologist prescribed a steroid which did not help. Now I have itchy patched on the b… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,236 satisfied customers
My daughter has tiny bumps on the backs of her upper legs
My daughter has tiny bumps on the backs of her upper legs and on her upper arms. I was wondering if that's due to a potential intolerance to gluten, maybe? I'm finding it hard to narrow it down.… read more
Richard Han
Richard Han
Pediatrician
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,132 satisfied customers
I have had issues for about 3 years now with no real answers
I have had issues for about 3 years now with no real answers other than what I feel is junk diagnosis of fibromyalgia. I have been pushing along until recently when I began having issues with my blood… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,236 satisfied customers
I've been having aching pain in my right leg every day for
I've been having aching pain in my right leg every day for almost over a year now. Pain worsens when I am ovulating. lower back hurts and I sometimes get stabbing pain in my hips and gluten. I am 40 y… read more
The Physician
The Physician
Emergency Room Physician
MSc. Pediatric Emergency Medicine, MD.
948 satisfied customers
My pulse is 41, blood pressure 118/60 and feel dizzy --
My pulse is 41, blood pressure 118/60 and feel dizzy -- slightly nauseous. I do usually have blood pressure that is 112/60-74. Am 65. Also have PVC's. Rachel Clark … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Medical Doctor
59,983 satisfied customers
I have recently experienced a good deal of hair loss, to the
I have recently experienced a good deal of hair loss, to the point where the crown of my head has a very small nearly bald spot -- not as noticeable elsewhere, however. I changed my diet a great deal … read more
Dr Basu
Dr Basu
Physician
Doctoral Degree
11,307 satisfied customers
55 year old female. I have a soft flat lump on my mid thigh
55 year old female. I have a soft flat lump on my mid thigh to the outside. I had it checked 7 or 8 years ago and the Dr. said by appearance and feel it was a lipoma. No other tests have been done. I'… read more
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
Board Certified Physician
51,788 satisfied customers
I am a 29 year old male. Living in Canada. My lifestyle is
I am a 29 year old male. Living in Canada. My lifestyle is mostly sedentary. I have been told my doctors recently that I probably have panic attacks. I think the diagnosis is correct because it matche… read more
Dr. K.
Dr. K.
Staff physician
MD
596 satisfied customers
I was diagnost with celiac disease 3 months ago.Ihave been
I was diagnost with celiac disease 3 months ago.Ihave been following a gluten free diet since then and taking vitamin D,multi-one-a-day vitamins,and fish oil and have had a vitamin B12 shot.Iam wonder… read more
khagihara
khagihara
Post-Doctoral Degree
5,119 satisfied customers
WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? A couple of months ago I was
WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? A couple of months ago I was diagnosed with celiacs, a positive ANA 1:160 (speckled pattern), and a Thyriod elivation of 4.81. I have been on a gluten free diet for a couple of … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Medical Doctor
59,983 satisfied customers
Rather healthy Petite, 127lbs 5"2" Female 40,, 27 yr smoker
Rather healthy Petite, 127lbs 5"2" Female 40, white, 27 yr smoker ~ April 13 woke mid of night to severe chest pain (center, lft side and cntr shoulder blades) short of breath. Went to hosp. WBC eleva… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Medical Doctor
59,983 satisfied customers
I'm a 56 year old female, 5'6", 120 lbs. Been around this
I'm a 56 year old female, 5'6", 120 lbs. Been around this weight all my life maybe 10 lbs heavier at times. I'm an active person, use to run, done aerobics, ride bike, walk, you name it, but my legs h… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Medical Doctor
59,983 satisfied customers
I am a 46 yr. old female. Have rash, almost like boils,
Hello! I am a 46 yr. old female. Have rash , almost like boils, spreading all over, they are painful. My nails are falling off, have muscle weakness and swelling in legs and hands, sometime my legs ju… read more
Dr. R. Bora
Dr. R. Bora
Medical Internist / Senior Resident
Doctoral Degree
1,392 satisfied customers
I have lost 13 lbs in less than a month,my hair is
I have lost 13 lbs in less than a month,my hair is thinning,one leg goes numb and now the muscles in my arms and breasts are lumpy any ideas I have been going to doctors for 5 years and they tell me i… read more
Dr. Salar
Dr. Salar
Hospitalist/ Internist
Doctoral Degree
4,404 satisfied customers
Pain in my right groin area after overdoing a treadmill last
Pain in my right groin area after overdoing a treadmill last May, 2009. The pain travels down the leg some days. like a kick in the butt other days. I thought it might be because of all the limping I … read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
M.D. in Neurosurgery
Doctoral Degree
5,370 satisfied customers
Why is it on both of my upper thights on the outside,
Why is it on both of my upper thights on the outside, center, that when i rub this spot or touch (even a light touch) there is pain underneath?? This is on both thighs as well as on upper arms on the … read more
Dr. Salar
Dr. Salar
Hospitalist/ Internist
Doctoral Degree
4,404 satisfied customers
My mother is 70 years old, history of high blood pressure,
Hi, My mother is 70 years old, history of high blood pressure, for which she is on medication. Otherwise healthy except for occasional neck and back pain (back pain radiates down one leg), for which s… read more
Dr.PMT
Dr.PMT
Hospitalist
Doctoral Degree
335 satisfied customers
I was just told that I have a GS 10 in 100% L lat apex, GS 8
I was just told that I have a GS 10 in 100% L lat apex, GS 8 in 20% L lat mid, GS 8 15% L lat base, GS 8 2% L apex, GS 6 5% L mid, atypia L base GS 6 10% R apex. I am now to get a bone scan and propab… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor
Post-Doctoral Degree
14,303 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x