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Cathedral City, CA
A male asked:

I have a scab that itches on my left leg, when i pick it it turns red and bleeds and comes back the same way kind of like a callus or a wart,it isblac?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Need to examine: A non-healing ulcer is a cause for concern. It may be a venous stasis ulcer, seborrhic keratosis, or less likely a skin carcinoma. It would be prudent to see a doctor and if need be, have it excised and tissue examined by a pathologist.
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