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A 24-year-old female asked:

1 cm, perfectly circular bruise on top of foot. very small pinpoint at center. no swelling, redness, raising, etc. what was i bit by? cause for worry?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Varies: There are a number of possibilities, among the more common and sometimes concerning can be a spider bite, particularly a brown recluse spider. You should seek attention if the area becomes dark appearing or shows any sign of infection such as redness or swelling; or if the size of the area is increasing.
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