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Fri Aug 16 20:28:36 EDT 2013

Even as a child, wounds healed slowly but left no major scars. Now as a T2, healed wounds remain purple in color for at least 1 year. Normal?
Asked By: rubybenubi  
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I had robotic surgery last October and the incision sites are still purple in color. I have noticed that shaving nicks stay purple for up to 4 weeks. Diagnosed in 2007, now taking 1000 mg Metformin bid. Am in
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2013-09-26 19:23:03.0

What you describe sounds like it could be caused by a problem with circulation. This sometimes happens when you get older with or without diabetes, although diabetes is a risk factor for circulatory problems. Also if are taking any blood thinners, this can cause the purple coloration as well. A vascular specialist can give you further insight into whether you have a problem with circulation and treat it as they see fit.
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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