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Suggest Treatment For Bruise On The Arms

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Posted on Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Question: I had a small spot on my arm last week that looked like a bruise. This week it has grown to a quarter of an inch and looks like a mole. Sometimes in some light I see a little yellow around the edges but not sure the yellow is really there.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Seems like a Bruise. Should resolve in about 2 weeks

Detailed Answer:
Hello, thank you for writing to us.

I am Dr. Kakkar (Dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have reviewed the image.

It seems like a bruise - the yellow ring around it is the color change that normally happens in a bruise as it starts to resolve. This color change is because the hemoglobin in extravasated Red Blood Cells (RBC's) undergoes degradation into bile pigments.

This bruise should resolve in about 2 weeks. I suggest you take an oral vitamin C supplement once a day for the time being.

Feel free to ask further.

Regards


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Suggest Treatment For Bruise On The Arms

Brief Answer: Seems like a Bruise. Should resolve in about 2 weeks Detailed Answer: Hello, thank you for writing to us. I am Dr. Kakkar (Dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have reviewed the image. It seems like a bruise - the yellow ring around it is the color change that normally happens in a bruise as it starts to resolve. This color change is because the hemoglobin in extravasated Red Blood Cells (RBC's) undergoes degradation into bile pigments. This bruise should resolve in about 2 weeks. I suggest you take an oral vitamin C supplement once a day for the time being. Feel free to ask further. Regards