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Dr. Susanne Gee
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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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Dr. Allen Seely
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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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Dr. Robert Jackson
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I have little circular brown spots mainly on calf of one leg, what are they?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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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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Dr. John Despain
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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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Dr. Dave Burns
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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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Dr. Robert Nelson
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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

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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Is lentigo (brown spots on your legs) harmful? I have only three spots.

Is lentigo (brown spots on your legs) harmful? I have only three spots.

Lentigo: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Joyce Fiedler
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Two weeks ago I had these light brown spots on the back of my legs but not on my thighs in the sun the spots turn more noticeable what r they?

Two weeks ago I had these light brown spots on the back of my legs but not on my thighs in the sun the spots turn more noticeable what r they?

Skin discoloration: They could be hypopigmented areas, which means a lack of melanin or possibly a fungal infection. Neither are serious conditions. You may want to try an antifungal cream like clotrimazole twice daily for a week. If no resolutions, get an evaluation. Be sure to wear sunblock SPF 30 or greater when outdoors. Avoid sunbathing and reapply sunblock frequently. ...Read more

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