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Purple circle around wound

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 34 years experience
Color of new skin: The scar has new skin which is thin and delicate and purple in color. The wound will remodel itself, gain strength and change color over 6 to 12 month... Read More
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Natural Process: As injured skin heals, the body creates inflammation to do so which means fresh blood goes to the area and with it, many kinds of healing factors and ... Read More
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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
New scar: It's ok! all wounds leave some scarring it may be pink purple white or dark and be different than the normal skin tone in time it matures and tend... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
22 years experience
Yes: Wound healing consist of 4 stages: hemostasis, inflammatory, proliferation and remodeling. During proliferation, the blood vessels proliferate in the... Read More
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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 33 years experience
Probably: Not sure what your wound is from, but its probably normal. Usually the scar can look a little pink or purple during the proliferative wound healing ph... Read More
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Discolored healing: As injured skin heals, the body creates inflammation to do so which means fresh blood goes to the area and with it, many kinds of healing factors and ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
If you're concerned: see a local doctor. It is impossible to diagnose such a wound without seeing it. Hope this helps!
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Get him evaluated: A puncture wound of this type can provide easy access for germs to the deep tissues/ligaments of the foot where a deep infection can arise and eventua... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Josefson
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Anal fissure: This sounds like an anal fissure or hemmorhoid. If concerned have a GI specialist take a look. In the meantime, over the counter meds such as preparat... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
Cardiology 41 years experience
Wounds: Depending on chronology, distribution, examination and detailed history reccomendations will vary; so if persistent or recurrent be evaluated promptly
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery
Cancer, unlikely. Depends on type of acid, length of exposure, repeat exposure, etc. Healed area probably lacks subcutaneous tissue or atrophy allowin... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Wound care: Wounds that are > 6.5 mm deep, are jagged, over joints or that gape open – may require sutures. When was your last tetanus shot? If wound was real... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Doctor exam: A penile ulceration is concerning for STDs such as Herpes and syphilis. It is a good idea to see a doctor and have testing done.
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A male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Probabely Normal: It is most probabely normal and what you see might be a hematoma(collection of clotted blood)which is slowly resolving
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