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I've had a on my arm a while now(over a month) i can't

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I've had a mark on my arm for quite a while now(over a month) i can't remember when i got it specifically but i think it was when i scraped my arm off the door. I showed my doctor it when i was there and she was unconcerned. It seems like a greeny scrape. The only thing is worrying me is that it isn't going away. I have taken a few pictures of it if that helps. Thanks.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I haven't had any sort of response in the best part of two days. I paid to have my question answered so obviously i that is still the case since it hasn't been.
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

Could you attach a picture?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just added 3 picture files. Do you see them?
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

Yes, let me review them.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, thank you.
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

The appearance on the pictures is consistent with hemosiderin staining of the skin. When there has been trauma to the skin, there can be some leaking of blood into the tissue, which we see as a bruise. In some cases, the heme iron will deposit in a deep layer of skin and remain there indefinitely, similar to the way tattoo ink will remain in the skin.

This is not a concern and you do not need to be concerned about it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, so it probably did happen from me scraping my arm off the door? How long does this sort of staining last before it goes away?
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

Yes.

It can commonly last months or years, and in some people, it may never go away.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, thank you for your help. You've put my mind at ease.
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

You are most welcome.

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