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    What causes a dark purple mark on outer calf just below the knee?

Posted on Tue, 24 May 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hello,I have a dark reddy/purple mark about a 1 cm on my outer calf just below my knee. I noticed it about 4 months ago but can't recall how or when it appeared,it's not changed during this time ,I just keep wondering what it is and wether it's anything to be concerned about
Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert 4 hours later
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You have a lesion on your leg that you are concerned about. This is called a nevus or a mole. There is some aspects of this lesion that makes me more cautious as to what it is. More than likely it is a benign lesion but be cause of some of its irregularity in the borders I would recommend that you have it removed. It maybe an atypical nevus which brings a higher risk of malignancy. I would recommend that you see your medical provider or a dermatologist and have them look at it and perhaps have it removed. At this point I can't give you any more information until you have it seen or removed and biopsied.

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