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I have this dry red patch and purple spot in the middle on my leg, should I be concerned ?

I have this dry red patch and purple spot in the middle on my leg. Sometimes it swells and is painful other times it may itch and then some days it s fine I ve had it for over a year and when I first got it it was black. I went to the doctor and they told me it was a bug bite but come on bug bites don t last a year. it s getting bigger and turning more purple. Should I be concerned ?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Mar 2011
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It appears to be a fungal infection or Lichen planus. Are you taking any medication for hypertension or diabetes. Kindly get the lesion examined by a Dermatologist. Please post back on the results. Thanks.
Answered: Wed, 8 Jun 2011
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Pediatrician Dr. Pankaj Kumar Tandon's  Response
It may be a Mole ( mostly benign) , melanoma or simply a Lichen . Consult any qualified allopathy dermatologist & get lt's biopsy done .
Answered: Sat, 19 Mar 2011
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