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Painful Red Mark on Right Leg
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breasmom09 posted:
I have this very painful red mark on my leg. At first it started as a cluster of red spots that itched. I figured something had bit me. Now it's like a big mass and it has raised bumps within it that are a dark purplish color. It is extremely painful and the pain is traveling to my pelvic area and around to my back. I went to the doctor and they said it could be a staph infection but they weren't sure. Now I'm getting clusters of red bumps on my bottom and on my side. Has anyone experienced this?
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Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
I hope they started you on oral antibiotics if they were considering a staph infection. The fact that you are getting new lesions is concerning. If your doctor is unsure of the etiology of the lesions, please ask the doctor to do a culture and even potentially a skin biopsy.

I hope that helps
Dr. Mohiba Tareen
Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology
www.TareenDermatology.com


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