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Dr. Joel Gotvald answered:

What is pheripheral vascular disease? I have brown spots around the neck and leg/ankle area and was told to wear pressure hose when standing for long periods of time. Could I use bleaching creams on the spots?

Peripheral Vascular

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Peripheral vascular disease usually refers to arterial disease of the legs, in which plaque builds up in the arteries & decreases blood flow to the legs. In your case, it sounds like you don't have PAD, but rather u likely have vein disease (venous insufficiency), as this leads to the darkened skin at the ankles and is helped with hose. Bleaching creams won't help. Get a vein ultrasound to check
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Dr. Allen Seely answered:

What I have brown spots on my leg?

SEVERAL possiblities

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You need an exam by dermatolgist (or knowledgeable PCP) who can distinguish: melanoma, dysplastic lesions, freckles/ sundamage (solar lentigo) or benign seborrheic keratoses.
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Dr. Susanne L. Gee answered:

The reasons for the appearance of brown spots in the leg?

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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.
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Why do I have brown spots on my legs?

Lentigines

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I think you are likely referring to Lentigines (plural for Lentigo) which are caused by the sun damage
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Dr. Rick Koch answered:

I have brown spots on the outside of my leg that don't itch but have gotten darker, any idea what they are?

Likely

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Pigment changes
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Dr. Dave Burns answered:

Why do I get brown spots in my legs?

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You need to be seen to rule out any other medical factors Possibly aging spots so call asap.
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Is lentigo (brown spots on your legs) harmful? I have only three spots.

Lentigo

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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 in color, and are generally flat.
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I have little circular brown spots mainly on calf of one leg, what are they?

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Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
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Why do I have flat brown spots all over my back and upper leg?

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Without seeing them, but sound like benign spots called keratosis thst are a result of sun exposure and come out as you get older
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Dr. Emily Altman answered:

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

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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.
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