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Dr. Robert Greer
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What causes feelings of hot spots in your leg?

What causes feelings of hot spots in your leg?

Diabetes?: Often diabetes can cause neuropathic symptoms.Have this checked first. ...Read more

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
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What could cause hot spots? (usually on wrists, stomach, or legs) to happen? (hot 2me, not to touch)

What could cause hot spots? (usually on wrists, stomach, or legs) to happen? (hot 2me, not to touch)

Hot spots: This is very unusual. If the hot spots are symmetrical then perhaps you are having some type of peripheral neuritis. If this continues it is best if you see your physician for an examination to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Dr. David Hettinger
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I have some light green spots on my leg. What could be the cause?

I have some light green spots on my leg. What could be the cause?

See a dermatologist: Light green spots can be caused by an opportunistic bacteria in the pseudomonas family. Wash the area and apply diluted vinegar. Pseudomonas does not like an acidic environment. If this doesn't work, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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I have noticed two shiny spots and a shiny narrow streak on my right leg about five centimeters what could be cause?

I have noticed two shiny spots and a shiny narrow streak on my right leg about five centimeters what could be cause?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will his doctor be in a position to tell him what's wrong and what needs to be done to help him. ...Read more

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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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. Robert Kornfeld
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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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Dr. Fred Birnbaum
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Dr said the swelling in my leg is starting to cause problems. have two red spots on my leg. why does swelling cause problems with my leg.

Vein problems: Excessive fluid in your legs caused by incompetent valves in the deep veins can lead to problems like stasis ulcers and dermatitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Dr. John Michalski
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