A member asked:

My mom fractured both ankles and had surgery 2 years ago. she is diabetic. the foot that had surgery looks darker than the other foot. is this serious?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

If there is no pain , swelling numbness tingling and your mother can use her foot well, i would not worry. Diabetes can cause skin changes either as dermapathy or acanthosis nigricans. Follow up with dermatology https://www.diabetes.org/diabetes/complications/skin-complications

Answered Nov 4, 2019



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