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Brown spots & swelling ankle, what is wrong?

Brown spots & swelling ankle, what is wrong?

The brown: Might be venous stasis dermatitis resulting from incompetence of the veins.
If this is the problem elevation while at rest and compression if not contraindicated is recommended along with a vascular consultation. ...Read more

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What prescription med or OTC product is available for removing iron deposit spots or brown spots on ankle/leg from spraying weed killer?

What prescription med or OTC product is available for removing iron deposit spots or brown spots on ankle/leg from spraying weed killer?

Skin stains: Iron stains on the skin can be removed with lemon juice and salt rubbed over the area. Then wash the skin with detergent. Repeat this a few times until the stain is gone. ...Read more

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Are the little brown spots venous insufficiency in my ankles/calves. Just diagnosed w/venous insufficiency. I am taking blood pressure meds/ diuretics?

Are the little brown spots venous insufficiency in my ankles/calves. Just diagnosed w/venous insufficiency. I am taking blood pressure meds/ diuretics?

Here are some. ..: Venous dilation (venous insufficiency) is bound to happen to all aged persons here and there, especially in the legs. There has been no cure for it, but learning to cope with it is the key to slow down such undesirable process of life and minimize its ill effects by: Live on healthy lifestyle without overindulgence; wear compression stocks; exercise and elevate legs regularly; take surgery as last ...Read more

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I have small red dots (not raised, don't itch) on my ankle/foot. Some go away others end up as permanent brown spots. I have two medium marks on ankle.?

I have small red dots (not raised, don't itch) on my ankle/foot. Some go away others end up as permanent brown spots. I have two medium marks on ankle.?

Veins: Hemosiderin stains secondary to veins and or ankle swelling. Not dangerous but one should watch for itching to start or increased swelling. Venous ulcer could start. Wear good compression hose or socks 20-30 mm Hg is fine. ...Read more

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I have brown spots all over my legs, have become more over years. And now my ankles/feet seem to be very swollen and hurt to walk when I first wake up?

I have brown spots all over my legs, have become more over years. And now my ankles/feet seem to be very swollen and hurt to walk when I first wake up?

vein problem: If you are swelling a lot and there are pigmentation changes visible on your skin you should see a vascular specialist. This could be an early sign that your veins may have problems returning the blood back to your heart. ...Read more

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What I have brown spots on my leg?

What I have brown spots on my leg?

SEVERAL possiblities: You need an exam by dermatolgist (or knowledgeable pcp) who can distinguish: melanoma, dysplastic lesions, freckles/ sundamage (solar lentigo) or benign seborrheic keratoses. ...Read more

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The reasons for the appearance of brown spots in the leg?

The reasons for the appearance of brown spots in the leg?

Multiple: Brown spots on the skin of the leg can develop from several sources. The most common is a sun spot which originates from sun exposure. These are also called lentigos. You could also have a newly developed nevus or mole which can develop throughout your life and not be abnormal. Pre-cancers and cancers can appear as brown spots, as well, and should be evaluated by a skin doctor. ...Read more

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For a while I have gotten brown spots on the back of my leg when going outside. They go away after I go inside. Is this normal?

For a while I have gotten brown spots on the back of my leg when going outside. They go away after I go inside. Is this normal?

These sound: Like moles (freckles) which may be colorless and darken in sun! Suggest you use a sunscreen and mention spots to your Primary Care Physician!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Why are there brown spots under the foot?

Why are there brown spots under the foot?

Many possibilities: It could be a fungal or bacterial infection. It could be bruising due to tight shoes or trauma. It could be a pigmentation of the underlying skin. It could be a skin disorder or melanoma, or it could be one of a number of many other possibilities. Have your feet checked out by a professional. ...Read more

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Why do I have flat brown spots all over my back and upper leg?

Why do I have flat brown spots all over my back and upper leg?

Hard to say: Without seeing them, but sound like benign spots called keratosis thst are a result of sun exposure and come out as you get older. ...Read more

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Hello, I have 2 brown spots on my foot, they are not elevated or anything but when I press on them I feel a surge of pain in my foot.?

Hello, I have 2 brown spots on my foot, they are not elevated or anything but when I press on them I feel a surge of pain in my foot.?

Need exam: Your problem needs to be addressed by an in office visit to your physician so he/she can examen the area. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 17 years old and just today I noticed small brown spots on the top of my foot?

What to do if I'm 17 years old and just today I noticed small brown spots on the top of my foot?

Spots: The first right thing to do is see your podiatrist as it could be broken vessels with blood leaking into the surrounding tissue or it could be a fungal infection. It is impossible to say without seeing the foot, which is exactly why you need to see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Child 5 years old has two round sore brown spots on the bottom of one foot. Should I be worried?

Child 5 years old has two round sore brown spots on the bottom of one foot. Should I be worried?

Tough to say: I am always overly cautious when it comes to children. There are certain characteristics that help doctors determine if the lesions are benign or not. I would have the child evaluated by a pediatric dermatologist just to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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2 brown spots bottom of foot since August. Could they be planters wart? They don't hurt and never did. Different size. No center. Only on left foot.

2 brown spots bottom of foot since August. Could they be planters wart? They don't hurt and never did. Different size. No center. Only on left foot.

Possibly a wart: A sudden appearing brown spot on the foot is most likely a wart however it could be a pigmented skin lesion some of which can be fatal like a melanoma. You need a medical doctor to see this and likely have a biopsy. ...Read more

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Extremely cold soles of feet! Feel numb like ice. Painful dry soles and just noticed brown spots appearing on one sole of foot. Feels icy cold swollen?

Extremely cold soles of feet! Feel numb like ice. Painful dry soles and just noticed brown spots appearing on one sole of foot. Feels icy cold swollen?

Cold feet: You don't mention if your feet warm with socks or under a blanket. If they do not, seek medical attention right away. The dry skin can be related to circulation as can the discoloration. See your podiatrist or your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Brown spots in my toe nails that look like bruises. What could be the cause? Is it diabetic foot?

Brown spots in my toe nails that look like bruises. What could be the cause? Is it diabetic foot?

Many possibilities: It could be a fungal or bacterial infection. It could be bruising due to tight shoes or trauma. It could be a pigmentation of the underlying skin. It could be a skin disorder or melanoma, or it could be one of a number of many other possibilities. If you are diabetic you have "diabetic feet". Have your feet checked out by a professional. ...Read more

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What are these reddish brown spots?

What are these reddish brown spots?

Can't say.: 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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Why do I get brown spots on my skin?

Brown spots: One cause for brown spots on the skin are solar lentigines (AKA liver spots/ age spots). These are caused by increased melanin pigment in the skin. They can increase with age. The best way to avoid them is by avoiding sunlight and using a high SPF sunscreen. ...Read more

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How could I get brown spots on my skin?

How could I get brown spots on my skin?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What does brown spots on your nuckles mean?

Very little: Most of the time this means very little. May be "age spots" Not serious as a rule but if just came up and getting darker, need to see your doc. If you lay out in the sun or tanning both, need to look into having your skin checked for sun related skin cancer. ...Read more

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Why do I have brown spots on my fingertips?

Don't know.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the raised brown spots on my back?

Dermatological eval.: There can be many causes. The only way to get an accurate diagnosis will be a medical evaluation. ...Read more