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

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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
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Nevus

Detailed Answer:
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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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