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      Hello everyone,

      I have Stage 1 melanoma history and recently had moderately atypical nevus removed by my plastic surgeon with clear margins. Yesterday I noticed a bluish line just in the middle of a scar. I am worried now about it: is it bruise, blood vessel or pigment???? Any thoughts? It drives me crazy…

      Thanks!

      Hello everyone,

      I have Stage 1 melanoma history and recently had moderately atypical nevus removed by my plastic surgeon with clear margins. Yesterday I noticed a bluish line just in the middle of a scar. I am worried now about it: is it bruise, blood vessel or pigment???? Any thoughts? It drives me crazy…

      Thanks!

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        TinaR
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          Could be a stitch. It's a common occurrence. I would show it to your doctor to be certain, but don't worry unnecessarily.

          TinaR
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            Could be a stitch. It's a common occurrence. I would show it to your doctor to be certain, but don't worry unnecessarily.

            Bonnie Lea
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              with me I end up with little blue vein lines down the scar centres. 

              Bonnie Lea
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                with me I end up with little blue vein lines down the scar centres. 

                EricNJill
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                  I too had a bluish line down my excision scar.  It scared me too, but it went a way after a week or so.  It's probably something normal so I wouldn't worry to much, but if you are concerned I would call your dermatologist and ask them about it. 

                  EricNJill
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                    I too had a bluish line down my excision scar.  It scared me too, but it went a way after a week or so.  It's probably something normal so I wouldn't worry to much, but if you are concerned I would call your dermatologist and ask them about it. 

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