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BLACK SPOT FROM EPIDURAL NEEDLE

Question: I have a spot on my back - actually it looks like a spot someone poked me with a pencil. (Which did not happen.) It is raised slightly. I noticed it 3 years ago after the birth of my daughter. The thing is that it is in the spot where I had my epidural. The spot is black in color and raised slightly. It has what appears to be a small hole in the center. Looks sort of like a large blackhead. Any ideas? Thanks!
Answer:

It may be possible that the lesion you noticed is in fact caused by the needle used for your epidural. I suggest you contact your physician to discuss further and see if this is normal. You may also want to consider a consultation with a dermatologist to rule out anything more serious. Best skin care wishes.

Meagan, Esthetician