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A 22-year-old male asked:

There are 2 painful, deep red-purple bumps on the ball of my foot near the smallest toe, and 1 on the inside arch toward the heel. what could it be?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Blisters to bug bite: It could be a lot of things, blisters, bug bites, foreign bodies, etc. Do you have a picture?
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Need more info: Hard to say for sure without a complete history and examination. See the podiatrist! could be a bruise or a swollen vessel, but if there was no associated trauma, could have been a vessel that popped or a growth. Have it checked!
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
Podiatry 44 years experience
Warts are probably the most likely cause but have your foot checked
Jul 4, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
39 years experience
Are these: Sudden? Could be a bruise, a hyper pigmentation, blood under callous, wart and many other possibilities would see podiatrist.
Last updated Nov 25, 2013

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