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What causes brown spots on bottom of feet?

What causes brown spots on bottom of feet?

Many possible causes: 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

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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What do small brown spots on the bottom of feet mean?

What do small brown spots on the bottom of feet mean?

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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I notice small brown spots on very bottom of my feet what causes this and how do start attacting whatever is causing that to occur?

I notice small brown spots on very bottom of my feet what causes this and how do start attacting whatever is causing that to occur?

May need a doctor: If a person gets small brown spots on the bottom of his feet, sometimes they are warts. Other times they are a fungus. If fungus, twice a day over-the-counter lotrimin (clotrimazole) af for 2-3 weeks may solve the problem. If warts, a primary care doctor or dermatologist will likely have to freeze them off. A visit to the doctor can help get a diagnosis, and see if the spots aren't something else. ...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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What causes brown spots on the heels of feet?

What causes brown spots on the heels of feet?

Aging spots: These are typical normal aging spots located on the bottom due to small blood vessel capillary trauma over time. This is usually prevalent with diabetics, etc... If the spots are new and or itch or become raised, you need to see your podiatrist right away. ...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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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 causes : rapid appearance of brown spots on nose, under eyes, forehead. Feet cold and turn purple, sore breasts, acid reflux, popping joints?

What causes : rapid appearance of brown spots on nose, under eyes, forehead. Feet cold and turn purple, sore breasts, acid reflux, popping joints?

See your doctor: You have too many conditions happening at the same time to be able to address them here, without having a physical examination done by your doctor. It sounds like it's time to be seen for your annual physical, and to address these concerns with her/him. After the exam, s/he will know what other tests to order. You may want to have your vitamin d3, and micronutrient level checked as well. ...Read more

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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

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I have brown spots on both of my feet. My feet are not in any pain. The brown spots won't come off with anything. I didn't have the brown spots yester?

I have brown spots on both of my feet. My feet are not in any pain. The brown spots won't come off with anything. I didn't have the brown spots yester?

Many causes: Some dark skinned people just have pigmented spots on their feet.

If you're certain they weren't there yesterday- they can due to viral infections, bacteria like Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever; but usually also have fever & swollen lymph nodes. (+50 other things like drug reactions, syphilis, or life threatening diseases like meningitis).

If you're having fever/ headache/ body aches see a doc. ...Read more

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What are these brown spots on my feet and shins?

Many possible things: You need to have them checked by podiatrist or dermatologist. Without physical examination it is difficult to answer because there are so many possible causes. Some very simple to some very serious. Best of luck! ...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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I have some though brown spots on my palms and one spot on my feet. It appeared some time ago and disappeared and now its back. What do I do?

I have some though brown spots on my palms and one spot on my feet. It appeared some time ago and disappeared and now its back. What do I do?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist is best qualified to examine you and make a diagnosis. Perhaps these pigmented spots are insignificant but without seeing them a physician is unable to advise you. ...Read more

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What do brown spots mean under feet?

What do brown spots mean under feet?

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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I have brown spots on my feet?

I have brown spots on my feet?

I see Spots.: With not much to go on, there is not much to say. Consider, infection, such as fungal. Environmental, such as staining, dirt etc., could be remotely responsible. I think the best bet, however, involves a melanin hyperpigmentation issue. The nature of which can only be determined after a thorough evaluation. ...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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Can you get brown spots on your feet from smoking?

Can you get brown spots on your feet from smoking?

Yes: Melanosis, a darkening of skin from increased melanin production, has been reported in smokers. It is commonly seen more where nicotine has direct contact, like in the mouth and around the mouth, but can occur anywhere. If people stop smoking, they tend to fade away, but they don't always completely clear. See a dermatologist to be sure, especially if the areas have changed- rule out melanoma. ...Read more

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I have Little brown spots in my both of my feet the don't hurt and I can't even fell them will they go away I just noticed them today.

I have Little brown spots in my both of my feet the don't hurt and I can't even fell them will they go away I just noticed them today.

See Spot Run....: These brown spots are generally caused by elements in the blood, leaking into the tissue, and staining it. Spotty increased skin pigment production can also be responsible. In either case, as long as there is no associated swelling, tissue breakdown or pain, there should be no problem. Clearly, if there is a concern do not hesitate to seek out a consultation with a primary care physician. ...Read more

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What are the rough dark brown spots appearing on my hands and feet?

What are the rough dark brown spots appearing on my hands and feet?

Keratosis?: These may represent stucco keratosis which is localized thickening of skin simi, ar to barnacles on a boat. Soak and use peeling cream with urea or lac 5. This will remove surface and improve appearance. If this disturbs you dermatologist can diagnose and remove ith minor procedure. ...Read more

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Red brown spots on feet but no itching and pain. It seems very bad.?

See podiatrist: Or dermatologist not enough info given to help make diagnosis or fact easier to diagnosis skin lesions by seeing them. ...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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Brown spots on sole of feet?

Brown spots on sole of feet?

Should have them: Looked at too make sure they are benign lesions…. and that nothing is dangerous... ...Read more