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I have a patch on my shin about 5cm square. I have had it

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I have a patch on my shin about 5cm square. I have had it for around a year now. The Doctor didnt know what it was. I have a lot of spider veins around were a varicose vein was removed higher up the same leg. The patch on my shin continually itches or aches. It looks bruised/vein coloured and the doctor said it was warmer than the rest of my skin
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Really it is hard to say without a picture but ..
Is this circular
what color
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

its kind of oval shaped but a bit more random around the edges. it is a bruised type colour with a red line through it. My skin on my leg is generally quite dry but wouldnt say it is really scaly. It isnt raised. Thanks


Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.

So it is flat like a bruise
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
yes it is a tender like a bruise as well
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
this might be erythema nodosum

This can be from no cause
or can be associated with other disorders
medications effects

IN 50%, cause unknown.

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