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A 17-year-old female asked:

a few days ago i found a bite on my leg it was 5-6 cm long and looked like a mosquito bite but it wasn't could u tell me what sort of bite it is?

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Dr. Robert Isaacs
Family Medicine 39 years experience
"Bite" on leg: 5-6 cm is quite large, and i agree it could not have been due to a mosquito. Indeed, i cannot think of any insect that could leave so large a bite mark. If it really is a bite then it was due to some animal or bird. Alternatively, the mark may be due to something other than a bite.
Dr. Jennifer Glassman
Family Medicine 26 years experience
See your physician
Apr 2, 2014
Dr. Robert Isaacs
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Provided original answer
Agreed, see your physician.
Apr 2, 2014

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