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Doctor insights on: Brown Spots On Lower Legs

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What are possible causes of redish brown freckles like spots on my lower leg and ankles?

What are possible causes of redish brown freckles like spots on my lower leg and ankles?

Stasis dermatitis: This could be small drops f blood in skin. This can come from varicose veins. If however they are of recent onset they could represent a condition called vasculitis which is an allergic reaction to a drug, or possible underlying infection. Either way see a doctor for evaluation. It is difficult to remove the color of changes from varicose veins. ...Read more

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Why do I get brown spots in my legs?

Why do I get brown spots in my legs?

I 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 legs?

What are the raised brown spots on my legs?

Need more info: A picture is worth a thousand words. Brown spots could be many things, most of which are not serious. They could be sun damaged area called solar lintigo, If they are flat and many of them. . If raised or have a "stuck on" appearance, then they could be a benign growth called a seborrheic dermatitis. These should be checked by your family doctor or dermatologist to make sure is not serious ...Read more

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Is lentigo (brown spots on your legs) harmful? I have only three spots.

Is lentigo (brown spots on your legs) harmful? I have only three spots.

Lentigo: A lentigo or solar lentigo is one of the most common growths that occur on the skin. In general terms these are often referred to as liver spots or age spots. Lentigo are most frequently seen in adults over thirty, and they occur most commonly on sun exposed skin, face, back of hands, arms, chest and lower legs. They are typically tan or brown, and are generally flat. ...Read more

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Two weeks ago I had these light brown spots on the back of my legs but not on my thighs in the sun the spots turn more noticeable what r they?

Two weeks ago I had these light brown spots on the back of my legs but not on my thighs in the sun the spots turn more noticeable what r they?

Skin discoloration: They could be hypopigmented areas, which means a lack of melanin or possibly a fungal infection. Neither are serious conditions. You may want to try an antifungal cream like clotrimazole twice daily for a week. If no resolutions, get an evaluation. Be sure to wear sunblock SPF 30 or greater when outdoors. Avoid sunbathing and reapply sunblock frequently. ...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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Why do I have brown spots on my legs?

Wouldn't be able: To accurately diagnose this with this amount of info. 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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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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What to do if I have brown spots in between my legs please help!!?

Need dx first: 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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Since I'm young I've been having a bad dark/brown spots on my legs because mosquito bites. How I can disappear the dark spots in my legs?

Bleaching cream: This is a common problem, especially in people with darker skin tones. You could try applying a topical cortisone to the bite, which may reduce the inflammation, speed healing and reduce the amount of pigmentation that forms. To treat the pigmentation you could try an over the counter bleaching cream. Your dermatologist could discuss prescription creams and other options. ...Read more

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I have brown spots on my legs from the poor decision of waxing. I've had them from last winter. Is there somthing I could put on them to help them heal?

I have brown spots on my legs from the poor decision of waxing. I've had them from last winter. Is there somthing I could put on them to help them heal?

Go see a doctor: There is no simple solution to your problem. It will require a physical examine your skin to give you more reliable advice. It is best to see a dermatologist and seek his/her advice. One consultation will give you more peace of mind than any other wild proposals for local applications which can cause more harm than any good. ...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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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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My mother have brown spots which started to spread upwards her legs. She had this after tahbso. What can we do about this?

My mother have brown spots which started to spread upwards her legs. She had this after tahbso. What can we do about this?

Brown spots on legs: Brown spots on legs can be caused by a number of different conditions. Often if legs swell, a person can develop a brown discoloration from red blood cells leaking out of the tiny blood vessels and breaking down in the soft tissues and skin of the legs, leaving behind iron (hemosiderin). Please see your doctor. If there is new onset leg swelling, this needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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My legs and feet hurt. Feel swollen. Have had brown spots for a couple years but the pain is increasing as far as the swollen part goes?

My legs and feet hurt. Feel swollen. Have had brown spots for a couple years but the pain is increasing as far as the swollen part goes?

Swollen feet : Swollen feet can be due to various reasons like fluid retention, heart failure, kidney failure, thyroid problems, medications, anaemia etc. Please see your doctor for examination and for definite diagnosis. ...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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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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How would you explain brown spots appearing all over my body, 1-5mm in diameter. The Largest spots on my legs/feet. I have SLE.

How would you explain brown spots appearing all over my body, 1-5mm in diameter.  The Largest spots on my legs/feet. I have SLE.

Lupus rash?: It could be a rash associated with your Systemic Lupus. The cutaneous manifestations of SLE include malar erythema, photo-sensitivity, oral ulcers, discoid plaques, bullae, purpura, calcinosis cutis, and alopecia. The butterfly rash (malar erythema) is the most common expression of SLE. See the dermatologist to be officially examined and properly diagnosed for the best treatment. Good luck, get well ...Read more

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I get brown spots all over my legs and arms and even my cheeks after consuming alcohol. What is it and is there anyway to prevent it?

I get brown spots all over my legs and arms and even my cheeks after consuming alcohol. What is it and is there anyway to prevent it?

You clearly have a : Problem if you are only 16 years old and are continuing to consume alcohol (under aged drinking) despite this physiologic reaction. The way to prevent this is to stop alcohol use. Please let your parents know what is going on as you need professional help. ...Read more

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I'm 50yrs old/f. I noticed the appearance of brown spots(like freckles) in my face, arms&legs. Is this just a sign of old age or should I be worried?

You're old!: Just kidding, but there will be many such skin lesions that appear over time. Many are associated with history of sun exposure.
Your doc should be checking this yearly. ...Read more

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Hello there. I have a 2months old daughter. Who has several brown spots on her legs on her but and couple of them on her belly and arms. Help plz?

Hello there. I have a 2months old daughter. Who has several brown spots on her legs on her but and couple of them on her belly and arms. Help plz?

These could: Be birth marks but without being able to physicially examine her, it is difficult to say. A thorough history and physicial examination by your physician would be needed., ...Read more

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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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I have a cluster of small brown spots under my skin on my thigh. Why?

I have a cluster of small brown spots under my skin on my thigh. Why?

Can't tell: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Has to be physically seen. ...Read more