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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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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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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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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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Why do I have brown spots on my legs?

Why do I have brown spots on my legs?

Lentigines: I think you are likely referring to lentigines (plural for lentigo) which are caused by the sun damage. ...Read more

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Why do I get brown spots in my legs?

Why do I get brown spots in my legs?

Call MD: You need to be seen to rule out any other medical factors possibly aging spots so call asap. ...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