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Quit heroin, purple bruise on the left forearm. What is this ?

Please help! I ve been shooting up heroin and I have proudly quit using starting yesterday. Well I haven t shot up in my left forearm in a while and I look at it and it is now yellow, green, and purple. So I think it s just a bruise but can you tell me If it s probably something worse please???? Please help? Because I just quit and I pray to god that I didn t do nothing bad to my arm when I m trying to quit and put this devil behind me and live a good life so if you could please help me and hopefully it s just a bruise.
Asked On : Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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Hi Shawn,

It is really good to know that you have decided to quite this bad addiction and it is important that you keep your self on this path what ever happen. I would also suggest you to have consulation with some deaddiction centre as this type of addiction is very bad and requires professional help.

Now regarding the skin color change that you see on your arm. In my opinion this can be some sort of infection which is causing the skin discoloration. Skin infection at the site of injection are very common in addiction and this can be one of them. This may requires treatment with antibiotics.

Thanks and take care.

Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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