A male asked:
My lower leg especially at my ankle and back of the leg has a brownish tint and there is at times an itchiness. what could this be?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Eduardo Haddad answered
45 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Venous stasis: Most likely reason is slow return of blood from the leg due to poor venous circulation. You may have incompetent venous valves on deeper veins and even if not having visible varicosities this could be present. Usually it causes swelling of the foot and ankle by the end of the day and better in the morning. Leg elevation and support stockings would help. The pigment is hemoglobin that escapes.
Answered on May 6, 2018
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