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Cut above ankle healed and made bump. What is it?

A year ago I got a cut above my ankle, I don t exactly know how i got it I believe I just cut it while getting bed or running in old shoes. For the couple of days after that it was just like any cut, it slowly healed and became a scab. Now at the time I was 13 and made common mistakes like picking the scab. And like any other problem like this it slowly healed and the skin grew back. But instead of growing back normally, it made a small bump. At first I was a little worried but then after awhile I got use to it. It didn t hurt at all and didn t feel any different from normal skin. But after a year I just want to know what it is.
Asked On : Sun, 2 Sep 2012
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Hi Mr stickscelery,
your history is quite sufficient to arive at the diagnosis- a condition called Keloid or hypertrophic scar, where in your scar tissue grows more than usual. If you have no problem with it, u can leave it alone. There is an option of surgery and removal/ injections of medicines into it to make it flat.
Answered: Wed, 5 Sep 2012
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