A 28-year-old female asked:
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venipuncture hand site healed leaving a raised dark scar. continuously picked it and the hard part came off. now it's light with dark edges. abnormal?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Do not pick: You may have a hypertophic scar or a keloid. It is not feasible to know without examining you. People of African ancestry are more to developing keloids. It is not an urgent issue and you could discuss it with your doctor at the next visit. In the meantime, do not pick at it, disturbing it will only make matters worse.
Answered on Sep 23, 2014
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