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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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What can cause selling in your lower leg. There is no discoloration, but some minor pain. There are no cuts or bruises. The swelling is not severe?

What can cause selling in your lower leg. There is no discoloration, but some minor pain. There are no cuts or bruises. The swelling is not severe?

Varicose veins: The heart pumps blood, under great pressure, out into the arteries, but the blood must return to the heart in veins, which are thinned walled. There is no pump on the return, vein side, and as we get older, some veins bulge and swell, and even leak fluid into the local skin. These are varicose veins and they may cause swelling or a bulge on the lower leg. Keep your legs up, and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Everytime I step my lower leg hurts?

Everytime I step my lower leg hurts?

Many possibilities: It may just be low potassium or magnesium but any "horrible" pain should be evaluated asap. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What would make my lower leg turn black?

What would make my lower leg turn black?

SEE YOUR MD: Loss of circulation. What other symptoms do you have? Any blood sugar issues? Please see your md. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a pain in my lower leg, like that growing pain.. Should i avoid exercising?

Leg pain: Is it in a joint? Is it after exercising. See your doc and answer these questions for him as well as any other that make sense after an exam. ...Read more

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I was bitten by a small dog on the lower leg. I had long pants on and it broke through the skin slightly. I did not know the dog or its owner.

I was bitten by a small dog on the lower leg. I had long pants on and it broke through the skin slightly. I did not know the dog or its owner.

Dog Bite Evaluation: Any dog bite needs evaluation. Even more so when the dog's immunization status is unknown. You should be evaluated to assess the need for vaccination (rabies, tetanus) and should be given antibiotic treatment to prevent infection. Animal control authorities should be contacted to report the incident so that the animal can be located. ...Read more

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