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Brown spots on the skin? What does liver have to do with them?

Brown spots on the skin? What does liver have to do with them?

Liver spots: Liver spots have nothing to do with the liver. The increased color may be due to aging, exposure to the sun or other forms of ultraviolet light, or other unknown causes. Liver spots are very common after age 40. They occur most often on areas that have had the greatest sun exposure, such as the:backs of the hands, face, forearms, forehead, shoulders. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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I recently found out I have chronic kidney disease (stage 3). I just noticed brown spots on my chest (like liver/sun spots). Could these be related?

I recently found out I have chronic kidney disease (stage 3). I just noticed brown spots on my chest (like liver/sun spots).  Could these be related?

No: Ask your physician on your next annual physical. And get to the bottom of this chronic kidney disease business. Most of us in pathology think it is over diagnosed from lab work. Insist on a real diagnosis and explanation. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between having white versus brown spots on the skin?

Is there a difference between having white versus brown spots on the skin?

Yes: Normal skin, if you look very closely, is a myriad of tiny differently colored areas. Brown indicates presence of melanin in that area and white indicates a lack thereof. ...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 might cause reddish/brown spots on my skin?

What might cause reddish/brown spots on my skin?

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

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Dark gray brown spots on my exposed skin at 59?

Marks of maturity: The technical name is "lentigo" (plural: "lentigines"), and they are caused by many short exposures to sunlight over many years. Dermatologists treat them by freezing them with liquid nitrogen, or vaporizing them with various kinds of lasers. ...Read more

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Brown spots on my skin. Can they be removed by laser?

Brown spots on my skin. Can they be removed by laser?

Laser treatment: In current practice, numerous lasers can specifically target pigmented lesions, including red-light lasers (eg, 694-nm ruby, 755-nm alexandrite), green-light lasers (eg, 510-nm pulsed dye, [3, 4, 5, 6] 532-nm frequency-doubled nd:yag), and near-infrared lasers (eg, 1064 nm nd:yag). The wide range of lasers that can be used to treat pigment is a result of the broad absorption spectrum of melanin. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions, fading brown spots on skin?

Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...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