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A 37-year-old member asked:

Bright red spot on ankle near bone, should i be concerned?

4 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Bright red skin can indicate cellulitis which is a skin infection. You may also be developing an abscess which is usually deeper. Either way, it is concerning. You should see a podiatrist about it.
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
39 years experience
Yes: Anytime there is redness near bone you should get it checked to make sure no osteomyelitis.
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Dr. Todd Schafer
Podiatry 34 years experience
Yes.: It is possible for the ankle joint itself to get an infection particularly if this redness is associated with warmth and/or pain, this would be an area of concern.
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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
Get it checked: A red spot near a bone may start out as a superficial infection but has the risk of becoming deeper into the joint and/or the bone. Have it checked.
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Last updated Apr 4, 2018

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