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Hwy Are My Legs So Dark
I have had these dark circles under my eyes for years. Its kinda purple and red too, in some spots. Please help me so they arent so dark.
See an Eye MD: Dark circles under the eyes only rarely represent any disease. The skin there is so thin that you can see your own blood circulation through the skin. There is no effective treatment for this, but you should see an eye md to be sure it does not represent some health problem. ...Read more
Im 33wks pregnant hw do I get rid of strech marks on my bottom? And why is tht the only place I got them at? Plus they are dark like bruises
Can't: Once stretch marks occur, from skin stretched beyond its ability to stretch, you can't really get rid of them. Skin varies and it is hard to predict where it may stretch, breast abdomen or bottom or even legs and arms. Dark discoloration is usually from exposed blood vessels under the skin and more common in legs from varicose veins. Skin creams and good nutrition is best prevention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get mysterious black and blue marks on my legs (often very large)i am positive im not causing them. I usually wake up with them.My doctors r baffled?
Bruises: What your described suggest abnormalities of platelet function or blood vessel fragility, unless you are taking aspirin or blood thinners. If you are overweight that may be making matters worse. If your primary care doctor is not helpful you may wish to consult a hematologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi i dont understand these answers to this problem. there are tiny tannish brownish long skinny bugs tearing at my skelp, what r they and get rid??
BUGS: It is said, "a picture is worth 1000 words". In this case, a picture of the "bugs" would be very valuable data. If you are able to capture what is your attaining your scalp and photograph it, please do ! ...Read more
My eyes are constantly itching and im getting new vains that don't go away theyr dark vains what is this ?
Possible allergies: Other potential conditions can be dermatitis (if the eyelid skin is red and/or dry) or a reaction from constantly rubbing the eyes. See an eye doctor; you may be placed on allergy drops and even antihistamine pills (although oral antihistamines can sometimes worsen your symptoms). ...Read more
Rhuematologist: You may have an autoimmune/Rheumatoid dz. I would highly recommend you get a through evaluation. ...Read more
About my brown marks on my penis: they are dark but when I am erect, they get lighter. They don't hurt . Mainly darker after masturbation. Help?
I have dark skin and I have flat warts on my legs what are my options to remove them so i don't have dis coloration?
See a dermatologist: Find out what these are and ask them this question. ...Read more
I keep getting bruises really easy been without bumping anything. And they are usually very dark purple and painful. On my arms and legs. Why is this?
Worth checking out: Bruising without an obvious cause may indicate a blood clotting abnormality. While there are many causes both known and unknown, your best course is to see your physician and have this evaluated. ...Read more
So im 18w3d pregnant and my legs are now purple and Blochey from theighs tp ankles! is this a bad sign?
Circulation: If its both legs and relatively even between both its probably a sign of the reduced return of blood from your lower extremities that women get during pregnancy. This causes some discoloration and swelling. Its more of a concern if only on one leg. That might be sings of a blood clot on that side. ...Read more
What are these brown small spots on my upper arms? Sunburn? Why arms are darker than my face and legs. How to get it normal like other body parts? Th
I have darker underarms and feet and most importantly my whole private area including the inner thighs are getting darker. I am very worried please help?
See your doctor: You didn't mention your age or gender, but puberty and further sexual development can come with darker pigmentation of skin in certain areas. It is more likely in folks with hispanic backgrounds. If it is just skin darkening without rash, sores, itching or pain, it is not likely to be serious. With your concern, it's worth talking to your doctor.. ...Read more
I have red spots on both of my arms. They are raised slightly and they don't itch . They are not dots but almost small circles , please help thanks...
Need to see: need to have a doctor see it to help diagnose it. Too many options. ...Read more
Random yellow and dark purple bruising is appearing on my legs that hurt. I know i don't knock my legs on anything. Why?
Seek advice: This sounds like easy bruising and requires a health evaluation, including a review of medications and having blood tests done. ...Read more
Why are my eyes always red. Even when they are white, the sides are red and vain looking. Why i get eoungh sleep. What's wrong?
So many causes: There are so many causes of red eye that they could not even be listed here. An eye exam can help to determine the cause, but some people have enlarged vessels in and under the conjunctiva (the lining on the white of the eye) normally. Dry eye, allergy, blepharitis (eyelid infection), exposure to airborne irritants (dusty environment) are common causes. Avoid otc "get the red out" drops - toxic! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have dark underarms and feet and my private area mostly is becoming worse as its getting very dark. Pls help?
Acanthosis nigricans: Acanthosis nigricans, where the skin becomes dark and velvety in texture, can occur where skin touches skin (axillae, groin, around neck ). It can occur also on the dorsal (not palmar hands/feet). Most common cause is glucose intolerance, diabetes mellitus. It usually is a very slow process and can preceded the diagnosis of diabetes by 5 years. Other causes of an is malignancy so best to c doctor. ...Read more
I have 2 "marks" on my body they didn't show till i was 11. What are they? They are both quiet large and darker then my skin color
Cafe au lait: Spots are skin discolorations that can occur after birth and can still be referred to as "birth marks". Hard to tell for sure without a picture or an examination. See your doctor to be sure. ...Read more
See md: Non healing lesions should be evaluated, cultured and possible biopsied. It is impossible to tell form description. ...Read more
Wait,,: This is likely a bruise that's resolving. If no improvement after a week see your doctor. ...Read more
Lord of the Ring...: Well if it's not due to either a recent tattoo or in need of a good scrub, then I'm afraid you will have to have it evaluated. A history of the condition as well as looking into pigmentation, environmental or systemic possibilities need to be explored. ...Read more
Not sure: Where to find out what you have you need to see a dermatologist. Within this venue a diagnosis cannot be made. ...Read more
My right leg becomes dark red in the shower and becomes very stiff and painful, what can cause this?
Family practice : Hard to tell it cold be a circulatory problem. Get it checked out. ...Read more
Dad(57) has diabetes.His wound mark on leg is not curing after many ointments.And the wound is painful and dark colored on leg.Please advice?
Probable infection: See a doctor asap. People with diabetes have compromised immune systems and poor wound healing mechanisms. Simple wounds can progress to serious infections if not treated quickly. He may need oral antibiotics, special wound care, blood/radiology studies. Get good glucose (fasting 100), clean wound with tap water using bulb syringe, apply antibiotic cream with q-tip, leave uncovered, and elevate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm young and seeing deep dark spider vains in my legs often painful, is there any way to stop this or make them disappear? Or is it hereditary?
Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy (injection of veins with salt and water) will make your veins disappear and help for the pain. Laser therapy might help as well but is more expensive. Support hose/stocking will help for the pain as well. Usually spider veins/varicose veins are hereditary. For prevention, i would recommend: -keeping your weight down. -avoid weight lifting with legs, sun burns/prolonged hot baths. ...Read more
On left side of my leg have 5 lil bumps making a round circles, in middle of the circle i have a dark spot, in between the circles. What that?
I have dark shapes on my legs cuz i sat infront of the fire a lot and they said it will go by itself but now its more than a year and it stll not gone?
More time : Erythema ab igne is the medical term used for the skin condition caused by long-term exposure to heat. Prolonged thermal radiation exposure to the skin can lead to network like changes and discoloration on the skin. Abnormally pigmented skin may persist for years. Treatment with topical tretinoin or laser may improve the appearance. See your dermatologist. ...Read more
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
Abnormal growth: Any abnormal growth should be examined by a doctor. ...Read more
I have had a small knot in my leg for years. Recently it began to itch and Now I've noticed a very thin faint ring surrounding it that is dark?
Diagnosis needed: Diagnosis is needed. Some dark spots are easy to identify and come with age. Others, represent a skin condition, such as melasma, which would require seeking the help of a dermatologist for treatments. ...Read more
Dark spots: Any injury or inflammation of the skin can cause a discoloration. The degree of discoloration is related to the nature of the injury, burn or scrape, and the natural color of the skin. Dark skin is more prone to discoloration than light. The darkness is also related to how much sun you get on those areas. Avoid the sun, and use Hydrocortisone and a bleach cream. It will be very slow. ...Read more
Bruise: Bruise If pinpoint this could be patechiae ...Read more