A 29-year-old female asked:
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how can i tell if something is a bruise vs. irritated skin? i have little pink bumps, patches, on my abdomen. bruises wouldn't be light pink, right?

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Dr. Michael Finkelstein
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably : Irritation if unsure send a pic for evaluation
Answered on Sep 10, 2015
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