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Lower Leg Discoloration Brown
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
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
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
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?
Kicked: This is quite normal - especially as you were kicked which is not normal. ...Read more
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
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
Varies: Depends on underlying cause (trauma versus congenital)but usually a few days. ...Read more
See doctor: Any pain that is consistent should have you going to the doctor for an exam. ...Read more
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
There is an indention in my righg lower leg. I didn't hit it or anything. And I just noticdd it today. What would cause that?
Sub Q: Some natural loss of fatty tissue below the skin. ...Read more
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
Please clarify: I don't understand what you mean by 'gusts'. Thanks. ...Read more
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
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
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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