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Pea size bump under skin was sore for couple weeks.never bothered me before. yesterday it reduced size and i have purple/blue color 2 inches around it?

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Dr. Stephen Southard answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Traumatized. Usually purple/bluish discoloration is suggestive of a bruise, or trauma to the local small bloood vessells that leads to blood leaking around the area. If you are really worried about the area, consider having a doctor taking a look at it. It may just very well be a superficial cyst that was inflamed and has some localized bruising, but hard to say without seeing it myself.

Answered Apr 24, 2016

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Dr. Warren Wolfe answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Sounds like you started out with a simple sebaceous cyst that ruptured and the purple/blue color is from blood that caused the color. To be sure, it would be a good idea to have your family physician check it out.

Answered Nov 23, 2014

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