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African american with discoloration on ankles, is this an allergic reaction?

African american with discoloration on ankles, is this an allergic reaction?

Probably not: Its possible but would need more info to determine that. If it is a dark discoloration on the inside of both ankles it is most likely due to venous insufficiency (often goes along with swelling in ankles and lower legs). Would need more info. ...Read more

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I have a discoloration to my ankles, color is reddish and resembles small pin points..What could it be?

I have a discoloration to my ankles, color is reddish and resembles small pin points..What could it be?

Hemosideran deposit: With a condition we call chronic venous insufficiency, there can be a small amount of blood that can leak out of smaller veins. The blood is absorbed by your body, but the pigment gets left behind. It is like having a very small tattoo, which is permanent. Over time, you can get more and more of these spots and the ankles can take on a "rusty" color. See a doctor for some preventative measures. ...Read more

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I have a discoloration near my ankle. It has a different texture than the rest of the skin. I've had it for a few years now. What could it be?

I have a discoloration near my ankle. It has a different texture than the rest of the skin. I've had it for a few years now. What could it be?

Stasis: Stasis dermatitis typically affects middle-aged and elderly patients, rarely occurring before the fifth decade of life. An exception would be patients with acquired venous insufficiency due to surgery, trauma, or thrombosis. See your local dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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Why would there still be pain, swelling, tightness and discoloration 2 years after ankle break?

Why would there still be pain, swelling, tightness and discoloration 2 years after ankle break?

Not unusual: Not unusual to have swelling and associated discoloration after ankle fracture. Pain is another issue and should be evaluated. See your podiatrist or orthopedist.. Ps did you have surgery with hardware plates and screws? ...Read more

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Why is there still pain, swelling, tightness and discoloration 2 years after I broke my ankle?

Why is there still pain, swelling, tightness and discoloration 2 years after I broke my ankle?

You should follow up: With an ankle doctor. Discoloration and swelling can occur as blood vessles can break or tear and not heal 100 percent. But, you should find out if everything healed properly or if there is something that can be treated.... ...Read more