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Doctor insights on: What Causes Brown Freckles On Ankles

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What can cause brown freckles spots on theback of your ankles?

What can cause brown freckles spots on theback of your ankles?

Usually normal: Generally normal. May be hereditary. Normal deposits of melanin not to worry. If raised or changing should see podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

Freckle (Definition)

A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...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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I have these brown freckle like spots all o ver my ankle and leg atra?

I have these brown freckle like spots all o ver my ankle and leg atra?

Need a visual...: Unfortunately, without visualizing the "spots" I cannot comment. Please have someone look at them and then you can get a proper (and hopefully correct) answer. ...Read more

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I have brown frecklish spots on both my sides of my ankles. It looks like it is spreading up my legs. What could cause this?

I have brown frecklish spots on both my sides of my ankles. It looks like it is spreading up my legs. What could cause this?

Discolored ankles: It is common when there is vein dysfunction for staining of the skin to occur. This is caused by leakage of hemosiderin from pressure within the veins. ...Read more

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I have a brown discolored lump on my lower left shin near my ankle. Its swollen, it hurts and warm to touch and causes my ankle to swell. Please help!

I have a brown discolored lump on my lower left shin near my ankle. Its swollen, it hurts and warm to touch and causes my ankle to swell. Please help!

Possible Abscesses: It sounds like you may have some abscesses with or without cellulitis. You may need antibiotics and possible drainage of the abscesses if they are fully formed. In the meantime analgesia like paracetamol and ibuprofen will help but also running the area under hot water and soap as often as it is convenient should help. You should let a doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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My son has one freckle on each foot, both brown, and flat. No pain. Should I take him to get checked? One has been for months. One is newer

My son has one freckle on each foot, both brown, and flat. No pain. Should I take him to get checked? One has been for months. One is newer

Next regular chkup: As described, these don't sound important. I would not take a day off to get this evaluated, but mention it the next time you are in. ...Read more

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What causes your legs around your ancles to turn a darker shade of brown?

What causes your legs around your ancles to turn a darker shade of brown?

Venous insufficiency: The hemosiderin in the blood leaks out and stains the skin….microionized zinc oxide when applied frequently sometimes can help with the discoloration but you would have to deal with the venous insufficiency... ...Read more

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Hi, I have recently developed athletes foot and a small brown freckle has appeared on the sole of my foot! Is this normal?

Hi, I have recently developed athletes foot and a small brown freckle has appeared on the sole of my foot! Is this normal?

Athletic Freckle..: Small brown freckles can occur with or without the presence of athletes foot. You'll know it is related, if it's still there when the athletes foot infection clears. Watch it and seek attention if it changes radically in size, color or becomes painful. ...Read more

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My 2 month baby girl has brown color in her leg which cover 50% from back, she has it since birth, I want to know what can cause this thing? Thanks

My 2 month baby girl has brown color in her leg which cover 50% from back, she has it since birth, I want to know what can cause this thing? Thanks

No increased risk: Mongolian spots are common, dark skin patches present since birth that are in no way a medical risk. These spots are purely cosmetic, and there is no treatment for them. Some Mongolian spots with fade with age without intervention. ...Read more

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Brown spots in my toe nails that look like bruises. What could be the cause? Is it diabetic foot?

Brown spots in my toe nails that look like bruises. What could be the cause? Is it diabetic foot?

Many possibilities: It could be a fungal or bacterial infection. It could be bruising due to tight shoes or trauma. It could be a pigmentation of the underlying skin. It could be a skin disorder or melanoma, or it could be one of a number of many other possibilities. If you are diabetic you have "diabetic feet". Have your feet checked out by a professional. ...Read more

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What can cause a late period, back and leg pain, small amount of brown vaginal discharge and negative pregnancy test?

What can cause a late period, back and leg pain, small amount of brown vaginal discharge and negative pregnancy test?

Maybe the brown: vaginal discharge was part of your period. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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One of my foot's finger (middle, left feet)... Has a brown/dark lines vertically (becomes lighter lately), is it caused by fracture? Or tumor/cancer?

One of my foot's finger (middle, left feet)... Has a brown/dark lines vertically (becomes lighter lately), is it caused by fracture? Or tumor/cancer?

Not likley: While dark lines under the nail can be a manifestation of melanoma, mostly these are harmless. See this site for more info and pictures.
http://www. Nhs. Uk/conditions/nail-abnormalities/pages/introduction. Aspx. ...Read more