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why do I have brown spots on my legs

A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Despain
36 years experience Dermatology
Lentigines: I think you are likely referring to lentigines (plural for lentigo) which are caused by the sun damage.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
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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Dr. Robert Nelson
35 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nonyelu Anyichie
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Skin , rash: There many things you can do. But in suggest you start with a visit to a dermatologist.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
21 years experience Dermatology
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 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
SEVERAL possiblities: You need an exam by dermatolgist (or knowledgeable pcp) who can distinguish: melanoma, dysplastic lesions, freckles/ sundamage (solar lentigo) or beni ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Need dx first: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is n ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Likely: Pigment changes.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Andreone
22 years experience Podiatry
vein problem: If you are swelling a lot and there are pigmentation changes visible on your skin you should see a vascular specialist. This could be an early sign th ... Read More
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