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A 47-year-old female asked:

can you have one single purura about size if a dime and when you press it the redness goes away?

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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Not purpura: Purpura does not disappear when you press on it. You may have a dilated blood vessel and that would disappear when you press on it.
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 29 years experience
Purpura?: A vascular (blood ) lesion will blanch under pressure. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment if needed.

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