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I have these brown freckle like spots all o ver my ankle and leg atra?

I have these brown freckle like spots all o ver my ankle and leg atra?

Need a visual...: Unfortunately, without visualizing the "spots" i cannot comment. Please have someone look at them and then you can get a proper(and hopefully correct) answer. ...Read more

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Freckle (Definition)

A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more


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What are possible causes of redish brown freckles like spots on my lower leg and ankles?

What are possible causes of redish brown freckles like spots on my lower leg and ankles?

Stasis dermatitis: This could be small drops f blood in skin. This can come from varicose veins. If however they are of recent onset they could represent a condition called vasculitis which is an allergic reaction to a drug, or possible underlying infection. Either way see a doctor for evaluation. It is difficult to remove the color of changes from varicose veins. ...Read more

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I have brown frecklish spots on both my sides of my ankles. It looks like it is spreading up my legs. What could cause this?

I have brown frecklish spots on both my sides of my ankles. It looks like it is spreading up my legs. What could cause this?

Discolored ankles: It is common when there is vein dysfunction for staining of the skin to occur. This is caused by leakage of hemosiderin from pressure within the veins. ...Read more

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What prescription med or OTC product is available for removing iron deposit spots or brown spots on ankle/leg from spraying weed killer?

What prescription med or OTC product is available for removing iron deposit spots or brown spots on ankle/leg from spraying weed killer?

Skin stains: Iron stains on the skin can be removed with lemon juice and salt rubbed over the area. Then wash the skin with detergent. Repeat this a few times until the stain is gone. ...Read more

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I have brown spots all over my legs, have become more over years. And now my ankles/feet seem to be very swollen and hurt to walk when i first wake up?

I have brown spots all over my legs, have become more over years. And now my ankles/feet seem to be very swollen and hurt to walk when i first wake up?

vein problem: If you are swelling a lot and there are pigmentation changes visible on your skin you should see a vascular specialist. This could be an early sign that your veins may have problems returning the blood back to your heart. ...Read more

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I've got dark spots on my legs and ankles what does it mean?

I've got dark spots on my legs and ankles what does it mean?

Too many options: This could describe normal "age spots" to brusing to varicose veins to melanoma (not likely) to a systemic disorder. Best bet. See you doctor and sleep well knowing what this really is. ...Read more