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HELP? popped blood vessel (i think?)

  1. Apr 18, 2007 #1
    So, the other day i was popping a small pimple on the middle to upper part of my nose. A few minutes later on the very tip of my nose (not where the pimple was) a circular dot about the size of a dime appeared. It is redish/purplish in color. It has been present for about 2 days and still looks the same. Is the idea that i tried to hard to pop the pimple and eneded up popping a blood vessel in my nose sound logical? If so, how long before this goes away? I do not prefer to look like Rudolph for much longer....
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  3. Apr 18, 2007 #2


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    Yes, that's likely what happened given the timing and color. It should go away as quickly as any other bruise you get. If it doesn't, then you might want to get it checked out, but I wouldn't be worried yet unless it hasn't started fading within 3-5 days.
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