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Dark bumps
Dark bumps  
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I be had dark bumps they looked like pimples but I tried to pop them nothing they r in outside of my private area( between outside of vagina and my left thigh) they been for few month now they seem to go away not sure if they were ingrown hair or warts
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Telangiectasias are small, widened blood vessels on the skin. They are usually meaningless, but may be associated with several diseases.

Considerations
Telangiectasias may develop anywhere within the body but can be easily seen in the skin, mucous membranes, and whites of the eyes. Usually, they do not cause symptoms. However, some telangiectasias bleed and cause significant problems. Telangiectasias may also occur in the brain and cause major problems from bleeding.

Causes
Causes may include:

Alcohol use
Aging
Genetics
Pregnancy
Sun exposure
Diseases associated with this condition include:

Ataxia - telangiectasia
Bloom syndrome
Cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome)
Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome
Nevus flammeus such as port-wine stain
Rosacea
Spider angioma
Sturge-Weber disease
Xeroderma pigmentosa
When to Contact a Medical Professional
Call your health care provider if you notice enlarged vessels in the skin, mucous membranes, or eyes.

What to Expect at Your Office Visit
The doctor will perform a physical exam and ask questions about the symptoms, including:

Where are the blood vessels located?
Do they bleed easily and without reason?
What other symptoms are present?
Tests may be needed to diagnose or rule out a medical condition. Such tests may include:

Blood tests
CT scans
Liver function studies
MRI scans
X-rays
Sclerotherapy is the treatment for telangectasias on the legs. Laser treatment is typically used to treat telangectasias of the face.

Alternative Names
Vascular ectasias  

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