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I have patchy brown/yellow discoloration on my lower leg, most likely hemosiderin deposits due to venous insufficiency. I'm 40; what can remove this?

I have patchy brown/yellow discoloration on my lower leg, most likely hemosiderin deposits due to venous insufficiency. I'm 40; what can remove this?

Possibly laser..: Depending on the severity of the staining, it might be a partially reduced. Time may help the color fade as long as the initial cause is also eliminated. There are laser procedures that have shown promise. Consider a consultation with a vein specialist, plastic surgeon or a dermatologist. ...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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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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Bitten by insect on lower leg in 4 sites. Swells red (thumb size) with brown center and itches. Treatments thus far contain but don't cure. Advice?

Bitten by insect on lower leg in 4 sites. Swells red (thumb size) with brown center and itches. Treatments thus far contain but don't cure. Advice?

I don't know: What you mean by "CURE"....Local antibiotic/antiitch creams may help but "TINCTURE OF TIME" is the only "CURE"!
If there is INFECTION however a systemic antibiotic may be needed.
Call your Primary Care Provider as soon as practicable!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...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's a good way to alleviate the pain in my lower-leg?

First find out why: Then see your doctor to make sure all is ok but you shouldn't have pain all the time try and see when it starts what triggers it etc. ...Read more

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Can it be no problem to get lower leg pains when jogging?

No: There is a difference between tired and hurt. Pain that does not go away with rest or returns needs to be seen by your doc. ...Read more

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Having an electrical sensation in lower leg especially at night. What would cause this.?

Having an electrical sensation in lower leg especially at night. What would cause this.?

Restless leg?: You may have restless leg syndrome caused by arterial insufficiency to your legs. Go see your doctor and get a test called and ankle-brachial index (abi) to determine if this is the cause, especially if your legs hurt while walking but are fine at rest. ...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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How can lower leg edema be treated?

How can lower leg edema be treated?

Swelling: Or edema, has several very different causes and because of that- different treatments. Water retention due to cardiac issues needs to be treated medically, vein problems can be addressed by compression hose and elevation, lymphatic swelling needs compression via stockings and lympedema pumps. ...Read more

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Why leg hurts and numbness in my lower leg?

Why leg hurts and numbness in my lower leg?

Neuropathy: Neuropathy can present with numbness and pain. There are number of conditions that can cause, please consult with a physician to find the cause. ...Read more

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What is between the talus and the lower leg?

What is between the talus and the lower leg?

The ankle joint: The ankle is the joint above the talus and under the lower leg (tibia). ...Read more

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What is between the talus and the lower leg?

What is between the talus and the lower leg?

Tibio-talar joint: The bone of the lower leg consists of the tibia and fibula and the tibia articulates with the talus. The tibia, fibula and talus comprise the ankle joint. ...Read more

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My right lower leg on the outside gusts, what could this be?

Please clarify: I don't understand what you mean by 'gusts'. Thanks. ...Read more

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I'm 24 and have growing like pains from my thigh to my lower leg. What is that?

I'm 24 and have growing like pains from my thigh to my lower leg. What is that?

Growing pains: At 24 you shouldn't be growing. It might be something or it might be nothing. I don't have enough information to advise you specifically. I do think that if you are concerned, it would be worthwhile to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Having continuous pain in lower leg and Erythrocytes count is 5.62 mpcmm. Please advise.?

Not sure what: You are asking or why you chose to associate leg pain and an erythrocyte count. You may want to give a little more information I assume, about your leg pain and leave the lab results out for now. ...Read more

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Contusion on my lower leg keeps spreading. What can I do?

Be patient: A contusion, or bruise, will initially spread as the blood from the injury travels underneath the skin. Eventually, this will stop, and the body will resorb the blood, although it can take several weeks or even months. There is not much you can do to stop the spreading, but it is not serious. If you are having pain, ice and over-the-counter analgesics are helpful. ...Read more

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Bumps appeared on outer thighs and lower leg! What could this be : (?

Bumps appeared on outer thighs and lower leg! What could this be : (?

More info: Did these appear suddenly all at once? Are they itchy? Are they red? If so they could be hives or insect bites. Are they painful nodules? Hives will clear in a day but reappear elsewhere. A physician will have to diagnose them unless allergy medications clear them rapidly. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Pigmentation on lower leg?

Cortisone cream: Cortisone cream is the most common tretment fro hyperpigmentation on the face a treatment is melanex (hydroquinone) ...Read more

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What is the sore lump in my lower leg?

Sore lump leg: Sore lump in leg could be anything starting from baker's cyst, boil, abscess, or more sinister causes light tumour. Please see your doctor for examination. ...Read more

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Still got pain in right lower leg?

Still got pain in right lower leg?

Still?: Share the initial problem to better help you....Where is the pain on the top, inner side, outer side? When does it occur etc. ...Read more

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I have stabing pains in lower leg?

The list of: Possible causes is much too long to even start here!
More information is necessary
You can start with your age! Include more medical info!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I have burning in front of lower leg?

I have burning in front of lower leg?

Concern is infection: First concern is infection- would make sure it is not warm or significantly red- if so you need to see your physician for possible antibiotics, nerve issues can also contribute f you are a diabetic. Ok to wait it out if there are no true signs of infection. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in my lower leg?

What causes numbness in my lower leg?

Foot numbness: If its unilateral, it could be due to spine related problem. If bilateral, more systemic cause is likely, eg diabetes, neuropathy. ...Read more