A 42-year-old male asked:
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why do i have brown spots on my legs?

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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.
Answered on May 24, 2019
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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.
Answered on Oct 25, 2017
Dr. Richard Mallia
20 years experience Podiatry
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.
Answered on Apr 2, 2019

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