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Weird purple marks above my right ankle, what are they? Not itchy, and no ankle sprain.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: Stasis Dermatitis

Without seeing a picture, the more common reason for seeing purple near an ankle is likely related to some venous insufficency and hemosiderin (iron) deposition in the skin staining the skin.
However, any pigmentation of skin should always be examined by a dermatologist to ensure there is no malignant lesions.

In brief: Stasis Dermatitis

Without seeing a picture, the more common reason for seeing purple near an ankle is likely related to some venous insufficency and hemosiderin (iron) deposition in the skin staining the skin.
However, any pigmentation of skin should always be examined by a dermatologist to ensure there is no malignant lesions.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry
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In brief: Bruising

Purple or bluish discoloration to the ankle area often is associated with bruising of the surrounding soft tissue.
If the area is not associated with an injury you may need a biopsy of the skin to rule out a malignant skin lesion. Always see your doctor for 'weird purple marks' to make sure what your condition is.

In brief: Bruising

Purple or bluish discoloration to the ankle area often is associated with bruising of the surrounding soft tissue.
If the area is not associated with an injury you may need a biopsy of the skin to rule out a malignant skin lesion. Always see your doctor for 'weird purple marks' to make sure what your condition is.
Dr. Mathew John
Dr. Mathew John
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Spider veins?

Possible spider veins.
Have it evaluated by your doctor to make sure it is not something cereous.

In brief: Spider veins?

Possible spider veins.
Have it evaluated by your doctor to make sure it is not something cereous.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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