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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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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?

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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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 black spots mainly on my arms and legs. Was just diagnosed with infectious ulcerative colitis .am taking prednisone and Lialda. Do u know be?

I have black spots mainly on my arms and legs. Was just diagnosed  with infectious ulcerative  colitis .am taking prednisone and Lialda. Do u know  be?

See a doctor: Not clear what type of colitis you have but certain types of colitis can have skin manifestations such as pyoderma gangrenosum. A dermatologist or gi doctor can help evaluate this further. ...Read more