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Dr. Morris Westfried
Board Certified, Dermatology
40 years in practice
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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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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Richard Feinstein
Board Certified, Dermatology
47 years in practice
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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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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Richard Zimon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
53 years in practice
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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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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
33 years in practice
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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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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Peter Karsant
Board Certified, Dentistry
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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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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Board Certified, Pain Management
33 years in practice
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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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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
35 years in practice
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Do you think I should be worried about this pain in my lower leg?

Do you think I should be worried about this pain in my lower leg?

See doctor: Any pain that is consistent should have you going to the doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
51 years in practice
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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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