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Dark bruise on inner ankle, very painful. Why is it growing, swollen and harder? What could it be?

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I have a dark bruise on my inner right ankle that looks like a surgery scar and is very painful. I've never had surgery in that area and am very worried. Over the years its gotten larger (orginally starting out as a small dot) and remains swollen, sore and hard. What could it be? Which doctor would be able to treat this?
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Posted Sun, 27 May 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 3 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
A scar like gradually increasing skin lesion with pain and swelling could be a malignant skin change. Such kind of lesions do need medical attention and skin biopsy for proper diagnosis.
You need to consult a dermatologist for a physical examination and relevant investigations so that treatment can be started early.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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