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Mount Laurel, NJ
A 27-year-old male asked:

I have a purple spot on the bottom of my right foot. i have had it for years with no pain, should this be a cause for concern?

5 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Probably OK: it is probably benign hemangioma . You can check it out with the dermatologist.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Likely not: It would be good for you to consult your doctor at your next visit. From what you have described, it is a vascular malformation and not likely to cause you any trouble.
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Dr. Deborah Josefson
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Maybe: A purple "spot" can be harmless such as a hemangioma. However, one can't diagnose this without looking at it, Any change in the spots appearance,size, color or borders would warrant a closer examination to rule out skin cancer.
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 40 years experience
No pain, no change.: Are all good signs! If it does not worsen it is likely nothing much, like freckles.. Do show your doctor so it can be monitored by both of you. If it does change in size or symptoms, check with your doc again.
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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Have a doctor see it: When you are at your next doctor visit ask your doctor to tell you what it is. You need a diagnosis to know if it is anything that needs treatment.
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Last updated Feb 26, 2017

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