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soft purplish spot remains. might it be cancerous?

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About a year ago I noticed a discolored boil or bump on the side of my crack. It didn't hurt most of the time and sometimes caused discomfort and, at times, mild pain, and always seemed to be leaking scentless fluid. The bump went away and I forgot about it. The place the bump itself was is now soft and only a purplish spot remains. But now the bottom of my crack is dark purple or black and the immediate surrounding area(about two or three centimeters) is now hard. As before, there is no pain or strange sensation and I retain feeling in the area but I am concerned that it might be cancerous.

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replied February 8th, 2012
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Hello and welcome to e health forum.

From the description provided it seems that you had a infected pustule or a small abscess, which healed over time and has resulted in a scarring of the involved site.

These changes are normal, and do not indicate any form of cancer.

The chances of cancer formation, associated with chronic inflammation, is very less.

You may consult with a doctor, who can examine you and clear all your doubts.

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