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A 19-year-old female asked:

I have a small red knot on my leg what could it be?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Watch it: Put hot compresses on it for now; if it's an infection, it may suppurate where it is, or disappear; if it becomes very painful or spreads fast, an office visit is urgent. The most common perplexing red knot is one of a group of sore erythema nodosum nodules on the shins. These stay around for several days or longer, and if it's one of them, it should prompt an office visit as they're a warning.

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See your doctor: There can be numerous causes...Infection, insect bite, dermatitis......So see your doctor to get it checked out.
Last updated Aug 29, 2012


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