Dermatology Community
my purple mark photo story
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Dermatology issues, such as: rashes, acne, birthmarks, skin infections, rosacea, and general skin care.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

my purple mark photo story

Hello!

I am relatively healthy, 25 years old, female.

My complexion is quite light (white skin-brown hair) and my skin is sensitive. This means that I get irritated easily and I tend to bruise. I never sunbathe or use tan beds and I always wear sunscreen and use products for sensitive skins.

Here's my story:

last August, i got bitten (or stung?) by some insect on the back of my arm. There was an bump with a dark center (a sting? blood?) and a reddish ring around and it looked bruised for a couple of days. I didn't pinch it or squeeze it, i let it heal and it healed indeed, leaving a brown-ish mark.

That's a pic of my insect bite in August:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/818/dsc02463oq.jpg/

And that's a pic of it healed. It is purple-ish/brown-ish but there's no visible wound. It looks like it's got blood inside but it's healed on the surface so I never bothered it.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/688/dsc02459s.jpg/

In September, I hit my arm against a table and it somehow got irritated again, in the sense that it got a bit painful and slightly bruised. Unfortunately, i squeezed it like crazy until it bled. I wanted to see if there would be a sting coming out or pus but only blood came out. I put some antibiotic cream on it and it healed greatly, leaving a pink mark.

In November, I hit my arm against a table (again!i am clumsy, i know!) and it got bruised again. I pinched it softly and although it didn't bleed this time, I could see the blood spreading on the upper layers of the skin, giving it again a dark-red/purple colour. Here is a pic of it late November:

http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/9630/dsc02611ge.jpg

Now it seems to have healed more but it has still left a little brown mark. It's been almost 7 months. Shouldn't it have healed?

Here is a pic of it today:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/193/dsc02849mb.jpg/

I haven't been to a dermatologist because I have no insurance at the moment. My pathologist thinks it is an insect bite and the dark thing in the center is a blood build-up. The pharmacist told me it is a blood blister on an old insect bite.

I really don't know what it is. Could it be cancer??
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Dermatology Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
PMDER1
San francisco, CA
995833_tn?1375604252
Blank
maatson
Other
209987_tn?1334790318
Blank
tschock
AB
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
diane493