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Noticed swelling, pain, discolouration and itching on ankle. Reason?

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ankle swelling, pain, discoloration, itching, no injury that I noticed
Posted Mon, 1 Apr 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 2 hours later
Hello dear,
thanks for the query.
Your symptoms suggest that, you might be suffering from vasculitis.
As you have a history of platelet proliferation, it is possible that the platelets have plugged the small vessels, leading to inflammation and hence swelling, pain and itch.
If possible kindly upload a picture of the lesion, this will help me in giving a closer diagnosis.
For instant relief you can apply hydrocortisone gel .
Wishing you good health.
Thank you
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