Monday, November 9, 2009

What's this?

If you can't tell, this is bleeding under the skin or purpura. I've had these pop up regularly (there is always one or more there) in this same spot. I've shown this to my GP, who blames prednisone. I've shown it to my Rheumatologist who says that if it were more widespread, he'd worry about it, but he doesn't know what is causing it. This thumb has been my problem joint for over a year. I've had cortisone injections twice and it is still a problem.

I'm not quite sure why this is happening. Sometimes it is one big spot, and sometimes it is quite a few small ones. Anyone have any ideas?

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