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Question: Veiny Splotches on Face


 GOD - Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:26 pm

I have had two veiny spots on my face about the size of a third of a finger nail for about five years now, they seem to change little but are getting larger, they are nearly identical and oppose each other where the mandible runs to the ear.

What could these be?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:58 am

User avatar Hello,You could be having cherry angiomas.These are more common on the torso but could appear anywhere including the face.They can be bright red or violaceous or bluish if they become large enough.The cause is unknown.Treatment would be cryosurgery.The differential diagnosis would be venus lakes occuring in sun exposed areas.They are non malignant too.The best course would be to get a consultation with a dermatologist who can perform a diascopy,a noninvasive procedure to identify the condition and also to rule out melanomas (which from your descriptions are unlikely) as differential diagnosis. Best wishes.

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