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Dark, purple skin spots on legs, ankles and stomach. What are they?

in the past few years I have developed about 6 flat dark purple painless skin spots on my legs and torso. Each is about 3 mm x 4 mm. They appear from ankles to lower abdomin. Years ago I had one abnormal skin tissue growth that was excised. They have not changed in size but when I get a new one it seems just show up and it is there.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query,
There are three possibilities.

1.Lichen pigmentosus, an autoimmune disorder

2.bruise, due to low platelet.

3.Melanoma, a cancer.

A biopsy will be required to reach a diagnosis.

Please meet a dermatologist for final diagnosis and treatment

Let me know if you have any other doubt.
you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you
Answered: Fri, 12 Jul 2013
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