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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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