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Suggest treatment for increasing lesion on ankle

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Posted on Tue, 26 Aug 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: hello,
My name is XXXXXX and I'm 23 years old from Iowa. I weigh 120 pounds and do c.n.a. work for a living. I need you're help!
I have had this thing on my ankle for about a year now. I don't want to call it a rash, because its under my skin as well. It started out as little bumps under my skin.... I was thinking it was just cysts. As time went on, I noticed the bumps getting bigger and spreading. I have about 15-20 of the bumps. The skin on the ankle looks purplish grey. It does not itch or hurt. please help me!
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Answered by Dr. Gaurav Katiyar 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
vasculitis with varicosity

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have gone through your query and history. Since your work is related to prolong standing and the lesion is increasing in size, it is more likely a varicosity leading to vasculitis. I insist you see a surgeon / vascular surgeon for complete examination and treatment. Most probably you will be advised to use compression stockings. If medical management is not possible, you may require surgical intervention.

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