Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
163 Doctors are Online

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

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Practicing since : 1994
Answered : 10458 Questions
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?
Thank you
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.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Procedures
Lab Tests

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Doctor Now

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor