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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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Kicked in the front of my lower leg and hurts alot?

Kicked in the front of my lower leg and hurts alot?

Kicked: This is quite normal - especially as you were kicked which is not normal. ...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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How long is hospitalization to put in a rod in lower leg?

Varies: Depends on underlying cause (trauma versus congenital)but usually a few days. ...Read more

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Pain in the inside of my lower leg even after wearing orthotics for 7 months, is that expected?

Pain in the inside of my lower leg even after wearing orthotics for 7 months, is that expected?

Consider: Consider being seen by an osteopathic physician. Osteopathic physicians have additional training in the musculoskeletal system and may be able to find the root of the problem or offer additional treatment or therapy (to include osteopathic manipulative medicine)depending on what is found on physical exam and further review of the history. ...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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