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    nic14120 posted:
    A few months back Gail answered a question pertaining to some red spots that developed following my daughter pinching my breast. I can't get in to see my OB for a few weeks, but these little red marks have stayed the same size and red color, and don't seem to be fading. Is it possible that these little marks can become perminent on my skin? There is nothing else of concern on the breast, and nothing felt under these marks. They showed up the following day, after my daughter squeezed me in that area. Thank you for your help!!
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    Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
    Dear nic: Gosh, there is no way to know if they will be permanent until a true diagnosis is made. Typically pinch marks are small broken blood vessels--these tend to resolve in time. The red marks may actually be coincidental to the pinching. If this is the case, and they are actually a dermatology condition, they might resolve after treatment. Lastly, if it is a structural thing (eg cherry angioma), like moles these will tend remain as they are. Seeing your OB is the best idea so they can give you a conclusive diagnosis.

    Yours,
    Jane


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