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A 63-year-old male asked:

what could cause swelling of feet and ankles with bright red rash to mid calf. b p is always good 128/68, no fever. had this exact thing month agp?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 18 years experience
Stasis Dermatitis: This sounds like stasis dermatitis. This is a condition that is caused by compromised venous circulation. The veins in the legs loose their sturdiness as we age, decreasing the ability of those veins to return blood back up the legs to the heart for recirculation. This causes pooling of blood in the veins of the legs, swelling feet/ankles, and skin irritation (bright red rash). Get it checked.

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Last updated Oct 15, 2017

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