| | Broken blood vessels or ?
This past Monday I woke up and discovered I had this large patch of red squiggly lines just below my right shoulder blade running from my spine to to my side. I thought it could have been just an imprint or something, but the day passed and it never even started to fade.
Tuesday the red was turning into purple, as well as I started having some tenderness in my lower right side near my hip and the bottom two or three ribs.
Wednesday the red was pretty much gone and replaced by purple which was starting to get darker. The tenderness in my side areas had also become somewhat worse.
Thursday the red was completely gone, the purple had become quite dark and the tenderness in my side area was about the same.
During this time I have not run a fever, coughed up blood or passed blood in any manor for that matter. I have had some mild nausea, loss of appetite and sleeplessness, as well as today I've had a lot of itching on my right arm, shoulder, side etc.
I thought by looking at the marks that they were broken blood vessels, however, everything I've read said broken blood vessels will make welt like marks with spots. My marks have no spots, no welts, no bumps, sores, or raised skin of any kind. I have had broken blood vessels in my legs before which also gave a burning sensation which is not the case with what is one my back. In fact, the spot on my back actually has areas that feel numb.
More about me...
I'm a 32yo smoker, 5'2, 110lbs, divorced, unemployed and therefore have no health insurance. I only take one medication which is birth control to control reoccurring ovarian cysts. Being unemployed I spend a lot of time sitting around my house and don't tend to exercise because I don't feel I need it although some would say everyone needs it.
So my question is... has anyone else ever experienced anything like this? Or had something on them like what I found on my back?
I'm starting to get concerned but don't want to have to go to the doctor unless I absolutely have to because I cannot afford medical bills right now.
Any insight as to what this could be would be greatly appreciated and thank you in advance to those who reply!
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