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Doctor insights on: Black And Blue Spots On Legs

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I am noticing black and blue spots on my legs that appeared suddenly. Should I be concerned?

I am noticing black and blue spots on my legs that appeared suddenly. Should I be concerned?

Med eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have blue spots in my legs?

I have blue spots in my legs?

Blue spots: 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. ...Read more

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I've just found 8 brown/black rough spots on my 56yo caucasian husband's back, leg and arm. Should I be really scared?

I've just found 8 brown/black rough spots on my 56yo caucasian husband's back, leg and arm. Should I be really scared?

Not really.: Would be very unlikely that he has 8 cancers on back. If all look alike and are rough they are likely what we call seborrheic keratoses. They are benign. However, it is possible he has one cancer and it might be one of those lesions - hard to say because I can't see them. Have your doc look at a skin check in the near future to put your mind at ease. See google for the "abcde of skin cancer.". ...Read more

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I have dark blackish purple spots on the calves of my legs. What causes this?

I have dark blackish purple spots on the calves of my legs. What causes this?

Rash: Usually certain types rash can be bleeding disorder see primary care physician for evaluation ...Read more

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Just noticed small black spots on my leg, looks like I sat on a magic marker. Wasn't there last week?

Just noticed small black spots on my leg, looks like I sat on a magic marker. Wasn't there last week?

Dermatology: Any "black" spots on your body should be evaluated by a skin specialist. Without a photo it is impossible to diagnose. Please see a dermatologist ASAP. ...Read more

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What is the differential diagnosis for black spots on the legs?

What is the differential diagnosis for black spots on the legs?

Must be visualized: Multiple dermatologic illnesses must be rule out and cannot be diagnosed at all without photo documentation. ...Read more

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Black spots on my right leg. Its spreading. I have varicose vains. Is this serious?

Black spots on my right leg. Its spreading. I have varicose vains. Is this serious?

Maybe: If the dark spots are towards your ankle they may be skin changes associated with venous insufficiency. These can lead to ulcers of the skin over time. Go to miamibeachvein. Com to learn more. Find a doctor at phlebology. Org. ...Read more

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I have a lower leg problem, but have had no injury, trauma, and surgery. What can cause a number of spots that is red around with blackish center?

I have a lower leg problem, but have had no injury, trauma, and surgery. What can cause a number of spots that is red around with blackish center?

Investiagte: Need to find out if you were bit by anything....Bed bites? Insects? . ...Are you taking any new meds you may be allergic....Anyways a Hydrocortisone with alo vera over the counter can help for inflammation. ...Read more

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I have had these two blue spots on my body for as long as I can remember, one on leg and one on arm. They hurt to the touch and are slightly raised.?

I have had these two blue spots on my body for as long as I can remember, one on leg and one on arm. They hurt to the touch and are slightly raised.?

Pilomatrixoma v nevi: This could be several possible conditions but only a biopsy will determine the definitive diagnosis. See a dermatologist to determine if observation or excision is recommended. ...Read more

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When I stand for awhile my legs will get blue and red spots and they will inch like crazy what can I do to stop this I had it since I was in high scho?

When I stand for awhile my legs will get blue and red spots and they will inch like crazy what can I do to stop this I had it since I was in high scho?

Possible vein issue: You may be developing a skin eruption called venous stasis dermatitis, which is the result of poorly functioning veins. An evaluation by a vascular doctor would confirm this. ...Read more

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What is it if you get spots on your legs that look like liver spots but they're black?

What is it if you get spots on your legs that look like liver spots but they're black?

See Dermatologist: Liver spots are flat, brown-black spots that appear on the skin in sun-exposed areas of the body. They have nothing to do with the liver. The spots are changes in skin color that occur in older skin. The increased color may be due to aging, exposure to the sun or other ultraviolet light, or other unknown causes. A dermatologist can check to see if "dark" spots are still just liver spots. ...Read more

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I'm a african american woman who has black spots on my legs that worsen after shaving?

I'm a african american woman who has black spots on my legs that worsen after shaving?

Not sure: My best guess is that the irritation of shaving stimulates the melatonin secretion in your skin causing more pigmentation. But without looking at your spots and even then, it's tough to say for sure. ...Read more

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There are black spot formated at the end of hair roots of leg. Black spots are seen on both whole leg. What is cause of this spot. Why it takes place?

There are black spot formated at the end of hair roots of leg. Black spots are seen on both whole leg. What is cause of this spot. Why it takes place?

Need a photo: Black spots could be many things, including ingrown hairs, freckles, melanomas, and so on.
To evaluate black spots on your skin it would be very helpful to have a photo. You may wish to consult with a dermatologist by requesting a consult in HealthTap Concierge, where you can attach a photo and get a response from a dermatologist expert who looks at the picture. Good luck ...Read more

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I have black spots on my legs left over by lichen planus. Any cream for that?

Hyperpigmentation: Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which is a darkening of the skin pigment due to increased amounts of melanin, usually occurs during the healing process after the treatment of a skin disease. While most cases of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation disappear on their own after a few weeks, you can speed up the process by using bleaching cream with hydroquinone. ...Read more

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I have black spots about three, it looks like moles. Is due to me being overweightand my legs rubbing?

I have black spots about three, it looks like moles. Is due to me being overweightand my legs rubbing?

Moles: Moles are created by your skin due to genetic predisposition, not by friction. You get moles because you are genetically programmed to do so, or are stimulated in some way to cause your skin to do this on its own. ...Read more

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Varicose veins getting worst. Having black spots on my leg already spreading. Is this serious?

Varicose veins getting worst. Having black spots on my leg already spreading. Is this serious?

Maybe: Skin discoloration can be a sign serious vein problems, usually dark brown, or dark red. These skin lesions can lead to ulceration. You need to have a duplex ultrasound and work up by someone experienced in vein disease. Once treated, many times the skin will become healthy again, and sometimes even become more normal in appearance. ...Read more

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I have black spots on my leg it been like that since I was a kids when I had chicken pox how can I get them off?

Hyperpigmentation: What you describe is likely permanent. Postinflammatory changes from infections, trauma, acne, etc. Can lead to scarring and hyperpigmetation. Bleaching and lightening agents may prove futile. ...Read more

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I have discoloration really bad on my legs, feet and arms. I'm a brown skinned black women withdark spots on those areas.

I have discoloration really bad on my legs, feet and arms. I'm a brown skinned black women withdark spots on those areas.

Eczema: Sounds like postinflamatory hyperpigmentation from eczema or psoriasis. if edema or overweight can have venous congestion and discolored skin from circulation problem. Hard to care for ; for discolored skin hydroquinone cream [see otc] takes alot of time ...Read more

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African american male with black spots all over body very itchy been there for months worst on legs. What is it can I get it. They get puffy at time?

African american male with black spots all over body very itchy been there for months worst on legs. What is it can I get it. They get puffy at time?

Without seeing it: It is hard to say. May just be dry skin causing itchiness. Puffiness as a result of constant scratching. You can take a histamine eg allegra, claritin, zyrtec, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc for the itch but you may need prescription for topical steroids from your physician. Otc ones may not be strong enough, but you can certainly try. ...Read more

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Tender skin on my leg that starts to itch, thn turns to bright purple spots all up my thigh with deep black bruising. What is it?

Tender skin on my leg that starts to itch, thn turns to bright purple spots all up my thigh with deep black bruising. What is it?

See a doctor: The pain and bruising concern me. Please see a doctor for an examination and appropriate testing. ...Read more