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Why am I getting brown spots on my legs

A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: Shortness of breath is not normal, unless it is the mild temporary shortness of breath with sports activities (but even then, one must be sure she is ... Read More

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Dr. Dave Burns
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Call MD: You need to be seen to rule out any other medical factors possibly aging spots so call asap.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I don't know.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Veins: I suspect that your pregnancy resulted in some degree of vein damage in your legs. Brownish pigmentation of the lower legs and ankle edema are probabl... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Stasis: Edema of legs is common with pregnancy. Pregnancy, obesity, defective valves in veins, blood clots in legs or pelvis, lymphatic problems, prolonged s... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Brown spots : There are several reasons for brown spots on the legs. Most common is venous insufficiency When valves in the leg veins are not working effectively .
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You clearly have a : Problem if you are only 16 years old and are continuing to consume alcohol (under aged drinking) despite this physiologic reaction. The way to prevent... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 22 years experience
Difficult : Difficult to tell without a clinical examination so i would see a dermatologist to be certain, but perhaps these are seborrheic keratoses? Take a loo... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Despain
Dermatology 37 years experience
Lentigines: I think you are likely referring to lentigines (plural for lentigo) which are caused by the sun damage.
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Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Need more info: A picture is worth a thousand words. Brown spots could be many things, most of which are not serious. They could be sun damaged area called solar l... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine 43 years experience
Bleaching cream: This is a common problem, especially in people with darker skin tones. You could try applying a topical cortisone to the bite, which may reduce the in... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Go see a doctor: There is no simple solution to your problem. it will require a physical examine your skin to give you more reliable advice. it is best to see a dermat... Read More

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