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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Is a bleeding lesion on the skin dangerous?

I have two small bumps on my scalp, just above my right ear. I hadn't really even noticed them until a few weeks ago when blood starting pouring down my face and chest. Not sure if I maybe scratched it. I went to the doctor and they said it was an insignificant lesion. However since then I have had two other days where it bled.. I am not talking a little blood.. it was ALOT of blood. Today is the 3rd time it has happened. Basically I have to hold pressure to it until it stops bleeding, this can take approx. 30 minutes. Then just worry about when it will start bleeding again.
Wed, 13 Jun 2018
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

As per my surgical experience, the bleeding lesion on the skin may be pre cancerous lesion or else.

My recommendations
- keep the part clean with antiseptic liquid.
- apply sterile dressing to cover the part.
- discuss the need of excision biopsy with your consultant.

Take care.

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