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What Causes Brown Freckles On Ankles
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
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
My friend has these brownish, freckle looking markings around his ankles and is starting to get another similar markings in the back if his leg? It never goes away. What could thus be
This may: Be vascular. Capillaries will leak blood and stain the skin. I suggest you see your pcp. ...Read more
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
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
Reddish brown freckle like spots on lower legs/ankles. Started out small and has spread over time. What could this be?
Rash: A history needs to be obtained and this needs to be examined to work toward an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Ankles and calves have brownish freckle like discoloration. On occasion I will also get large O shaped or C shaped spots along with swelling. The red spots are hot to touch and sometimes the skin will become flakey or peel when the spots begin to go away.
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
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
I have brown freckle like spots on my leg, they have been there a long time its seems though I haven't payed attention to how long. But they started on?
Can't diagnose: With the available information. It is best that this be visualized for proper assessment. Take care. ...Read more
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
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
My daughter aged 10 has two freckle like brown marks about an inch apart on the side of her foot. There is a lump in between and she is in pain.?
PAINFUL LESIONS...: ...ANYWHERE IN THE BODY REGARDLESS OF AGE ARE AN INDICATION FOR PHYSICIAN EVALUATION! ...Read more
Hi is this good to use biafine&fucicort at the same time on a superficiel 2nd degree laser burn of my leg? Does this burn causes white or brown scars
Please: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You may be able to use both but I can't see burn so I can't be sure. ...Read more
Had 4 red spots on top of L foot for 9+months (came out in an all-over rash following injury, the 4 spots were what I was left with), then turned brown and multiplied suddenly (100+). Now appearing on R foot. Not itchy/red/hot etc, look like freckles?
Lentigo or freckle?:
Have a read of these, do either of them fit more with you? Https://www. Dermnetnz. Org/topics/lentigo/
https://www. Dermnetnz. Org/topics/ephelis/ ...Read more
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
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
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?
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