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A 42-year-old male asked:

Why do i have brown spots on my legs?

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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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Wouldn't be able: to accurately diagnose this with this amount of info. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis.
Dr. Richard Mallia
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Hemosiderin: This is a pigment in the blood that may deposit itself on the skin leaving brown lesions. Usually this is caused by venous stasis or the blood not being able to return to the heart from the legs. Keeping the legs elevated to the level of the heart may help, decrease swelling of the ankles if it is present.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Why do I get brown spots in my legs?

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Call MD: You need to be seen to rule out any other medical factors possibly aging spots so call asap.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have brown spots in between my legs please help!!?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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 necessary.
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A member asked:

What are the raised brown spots on my legs?

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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 lintigo, If they are flat and many of them. . If raised or have a "stuck on" appearance, then they could be a benign growth called a seborrheic dermatitis. These should be checked by your family doctor or dermatologist to make sure is not serious

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