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My son has this on his finger. I did he glass test and it

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My son has this on his finger. I did he glass test and it turns white when pressed on. I poked it with a needle and some blood came out and then it looked like a red dot again. what is this???

Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

it looks like there could be a small spinter just under the skin.

or from a blocked skin pore.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I did use a needle and tweezers, thinking a splinter, but I squeezed and just blood came up, like I popped a blood blister and then it stopped and is just a red dot again.

it has been present a few weeks and turns white when the skin is pulled or pressed.

any other options of a cause? anything serious or just leave it alone?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

it could be an early benign cherry angioma or skin hemangioma

it looks benign.

the red dot could be from blood under the skin .

you don't need to keep trying to pop it or lance it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Ok. Does anything serious begin in this way?

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

no, it doesn't look like cancer or anything dangerous or serious

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Dr. David,

Last night my husband used a pin needle to kind of move some skin to see if this was a splinter. When we touched the red dot, it bled and bled until we held pressure on it and now theres the same red dot.

What could this be? hes only 3???

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

it is most likely a benign cherry angioma or hemangioma

I told you that you need to stop doing this.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

This is under the skin though, not on top

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

they can also be under the skin

a small blood vessel or bit of blood under the skin can look like a red dot as well.