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

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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Just noticed small black spots on my leg,looks like i sat on a magic marker.wasnt there last week?

Just noticed small black spots on my leg,looks like i sat on a magic marker.wasnt 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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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