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red purplish patches appear only when it's cold

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hi so these two years I found when it's cold on my legs there appears to be red purplish patched that appear only when it's cold when it's hot it's not there. When I rub it and smooth it over the red patches disappear. Why is this happening? Is there a cure?


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replied April 12th, 2012
Vascular and Circulatory Disorders Answer A33844
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The description of the lesion can be a benign collection of capillaries also called hemangioma.

Usually, unless there is any severe symptoms like pain or bleeding, they do not need any treatment. If you are bothered by the appearance you can consult with a dermatologist who can examine it and provide proper treatment and advice.


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