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Spots on the heels. Reason?

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i have mauve spots on my heels
Posted Mon, 8 Apr 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal 3 hours later
Hi,

Thank you for your query.

You have not mentioned the following:
1. How big are the spots?
2. From when are they present?
3. Have they been increasing in size?
4. Are they causing any problems to you?
It would have been better if you had uploaded a picture of the spots using the facility available on this platform for me to have a look.

In fair skinned people the underlying plexus of veins appear as mauve spots and should not be a reason for worry.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction. Please feel free to revert back in case you need any clarifications or would like to share more facts.

Wishing you all the best.

Regards,

Rajiv K Khandelwal
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Follow-up: Spots on the heels. Reason? 1 hour later
the spots are about half cm

they are there all the time

they are the same size

they do not cause any problems

regards
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal 14 minutes later
Hi,

Thank you for the update.

If the spots are there all the time and are neither increasing nor giving any problem to you then you need not worry about them. As mentioned earlier the underlying veins may be appearing as the mauve spots.

In case the spots increase in size or cause any other problem then you need to consult a dermatologist.

I hope I have responded to your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing you all the best.

Regards,

Rajiv
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