Is this a side affect of Pred.

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Hi everyone. I have lots of big blotchy things come up on my legs, should I be worried or do you think that this is some sort of side affect of Pred. They are a purple colour, has anyone else had this ? Thank you 

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  • Posted

    Are the blotches knots, raised?

    I had them raised red/purple knots called erethema nodosum with Behcets.

    You might want to let the doctor take a look asap. If they cannot see you, ask to send a picture.

    Mine were not from prednisone, i was on 100mg at the time. No typo, there, but they were from the disease.

    My skin gets purple splotches, now, from a blood thinner.


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      Hi. I went to see my GP yesterday after reading your post, he thinks that it is the steroids but even he was not sure so I have to have a blood test. After looking at pictures on line Though i think that it is the steroids. Thanks for answering so quickly 
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    I get purpura from pred. I had not got a clue what to find when they first appeared, purple blotches. My GP did not know what they were either. I discovered on this forum that I am not the only one. I normally get them on my arms and only occasionally on my legs. They go away again though.
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      hi I went to see my Dr yesterday he thinks that it is the steroids but was not sure so I have to have a blood test. Horrible looking marks they are all over my legs, none on my hands or arms . Hopefully they will go soon: 
  • Posted

    Be sure to rule out diabetic curculation problems that may be associated with use of prednisone.  This can result in skin discoloration. Best wishes!
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    Sounds as if you might mean purpurae or petechiae - different names for different sizes. They are due to pred making the tiny blood vessels in the skin very delicate and they leak to form these marks. 

    has pictures - but they show them forming a rash which doesn't have to be the case, they can just be isolated marks. They are very common when people are on pred.

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      Thank you so much for this. I did make an appointment to see a doctor yesterday , he thinks that it is the steroids but was not sure so I am booked in for a blood test. My legs are covered in these marks but after following your link I think that it is purpurae
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      That's good - because it COULD be something else and he is checking. Good chap!

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    Hi Jennyrose since starting on pred my skin has a purple mottled look .Just assumed it is part of the disease .Good luck

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