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Permanent bruise itching

Hi There,

I have had a bruise just below and to the right of my right knee-cap for as long as I can remember. On occasions (maybe 4 or 5 times a week) it becomes really, really itchy.

I'm 48 and in otherwise good general health. I have been strongly encouraged (!) to get it checked out.Any advice would be most welcome.

Cheers
Andy
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1756321 tn?1547095325
I had what I thought was a permanent bruise on my shoulder blade. Turns out it is acanthosis nigricans due to insulin resistance. I have more area of skin colour change too such as under my arms.  These areas may also be itchy. Very suspect if you are overweight or obese, eat a diet high in sugar or refined carbs, or are diabetic. Although some people can be thin with insulin resistance. Tests insulin serum. There is also a test called Homa IR. My issue was too much refined sugar from my diet. I now read labels!
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363281 tn?1590104173
Since you have had it so long, I would see a GP or dermatologist, it may be nothing, but then again, it may be caused by an entirely different issue. It is always best to have things like this looked into, especially if it has been going for a long time.
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