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How To Remove Black Patches On Legs Cause By Poor Blood Circulation
Depends: Most "vascular spots" are either spdier veins angiomas or hemosiderin deposits from venous insufficiency the first two can be treated with injections or laser the last is hard to treat and the goal is to prevent further extension Arterial disease can cause purple or bluish spots that are usually painful snd in the feet ...Read more
Spots from vein circ: Venous hypertension aka venous circulation problems can cause both hyperpigmentation [ brown spots ] and hypopigmentation [ atrophic or whitish spots} proper treatment of the underlying venous issue is essential however many of the skin changes can not be reversed.The reddish spot respond the best but not always. See a vein specialist or dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have patchy brown/yellow discoloration on my lower leg, most likely hemosiderin deposits due to venous insufficiency. I'm 40; what can remove this?
Possibly laser..: Depending on the severity of the staining, it might be a partially reduced. Time may help the color fade as long as the initial cause is also eliminated. There are laser procedures that have shown promise. Consider a consultation with a vein specialist, plastic surgeon or a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is arm pain that happens when standing and lowering arms by side caused by bad circulation or heart related ? Also get white blotchy spots on arms.
Compression stocking: This is a very difficult problem to correct, and resolves slowly over a long period of time. First get a doppler ultrasound venous exam to ascertain the underlying problem. Then compression stockings and elevation are helpful. Venous ablation may be appropriate depending on doppler finding. See a doctor specializing in vein care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to get rid of stubborn dirty black velvety dead skin buildup on feet due to lack of proper hygene which doesn't responds to soap/loofah?
Please let: Please let a dermatologist examine the area. It may be from area being rubbed on too much. ...Read more
Can peripheral swelling unrelated to vascular disease apply pressure on veins/arteries and reduce vascular flow, causing hair loss in leg?
Need expert opinions about skin "pigment" changes to lighter tone temporarily in certain spots on arms and legs only? What could be the cause?
Temporary, permanent: If these spots are permanent and and not temporary you may have something called idiopathic hypomelanosis. They are more prominent when you are tan and are a sign of sun damage. I am not sure that this is the right diagnosis so you might want to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I'm confirmed Hypothyroid. Can it cause circulation; such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why no meds by Dr?
Hypothyroidism : Hypothyroid states can indeed feature edema of legs and skin changes. What you describe is a feature of fairly longstanding hypothyroid state. Circulation of dermis can be squeezed. And skin stretches with edema and gets shiny and reddened. Skin can crack. Treatment to normalize T4 and T3 and TSH is essential. Levothyroxine is usual, and liothyronine can be added. Skin improves slowly. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
PIPA: Geofridge, you probably have pigment in the dermis from chronic inflammation caused by the fungus, referred to by dermatologists/ dermatopathologists as post inflammatory pigmentary alteration or PIPA. It will take a long time to finally blend away, in some cases years as the melanin is removed from the dermis by histiocytes (macrophages). Dr Hilliard ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
36 y/o female. What can cause leg hair to not grow back on the shin area and in random areas on lower leg? Could it be from circulation problems?
Leg Hair Growth: The more the hair follicle is irritated, the more chance that it no longer can produce hair. While it is possible for a type of alopecia areata to occur on the legs, the hair loss is most likely due to chronic irritation. Circulation has nothing to do with it, although people with diabetes mellitus may have less hair on the legs, as do people with some endocrine disorders. ...Read more
How can I tell the difference between numb patches on my feet caused by shoe/use compression or by more ominous causes?
Probably not shoes: A numb patch by a shoe is going to be either a callus, a wart (both easy enough to see), or go way quickly after the shoes are removed. Sometimes nerves can be damaged more seriously by long term compression, but i would never assume that is the case without a doctor knowing the whole story and saying that was it. The later would be rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It can be due to inadequate to circulation to the hands and/or feet, and the darkening or bluish color indicate inadequate oxygen supply to fingers and toes. Cyanosis can also point to other medical conditions, such as heart and/or lung issues, or vasospastic disease such as raynaud's. If the dark you are referring to is black, that might suggest gangrene and tissue death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can high blood pressure and low iron cause swelling on the hands and feet with a rash on the hands ?
I don't think so ...: Usually, swelling of the hands & feet is caused by benign fluid retention: idiopathic edema. If it were accompanied by breathlessness one would have to suspect your heart, but high blood pressure by itself shouldn't cause this. Fatigue, pale skin & weakness are the most common symptoms of iron deficiency. I think you have issues that are unrelated. But a good review of all by your doc is needed:) ...Read more
My friend was diagnoise with a condition associated with lack of roper blood flow from and to the heart swollen legs ankles rough scaley skin ?
And Your Question...: You may have something there. Your friend should be under the care of a physician. The swelling ankles and legs should be relayed to your friend's doctor, if he doesn't know already. ...Read more
Not broken: Enlarged capillaries may appear as red lines on the face. Sometimes blue. Mostly the cheeks and nose. Related to pale skin, sun damage, pregnancy, hormones, rosacea, age. Easily treated by dermatologist by laser or electrodessication. Are you taking ORAL isotretinoin? See your DR and review your meds. Your symptoms need evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: Spider veins and dark patches [ we call it hyperpigmentation ] can be a sign of venous insufficiency or vein circulation issues. I would recommend you see a vein specialist to get it checked with a venous doppler ultrasound especially if you have any associated symptoms such as aching , tenderness or swelling in your legs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nurse couldnt retrieve blood from veins (both arms). Does this indicate poor blood flow (due to lack of excercise maybe)?
Can being cold in the feet cause blood clots? Since it reduces circulation?My feet get red, sometimes blue and it kind of worries me, i'm only 20.
Raynaud's: It sounds like a common condition that your family physician should be able to help you with. ...Read more
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