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Seeking cause of intermittent hot spots on legs, no discoloration, lasts up to to 1-2 minutes, nothing exacerbates or relieves it, has MS but not DM.

Seeking cause of intermittent hot spots on legs, no discoloration, lasts up to to 1-2 minutes, nothing exacerbates or relieves it, has MS but not DM.

Hot spots: These symptoms may be sensory nervous system disorders related to your MS. Your neurologist is best qualified to evaluate you for this and may be able to offer some treatment if he/she agrees that the cause may be the MS. ...Read more

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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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I have a hot spot to me not to touch, on my inner thigh. Left side only. No redness or vein that I can see. Any idea what would cause that? 32yr femal

I have a hot spot to me not to touch, on my inner thigh. Left side only. No redness or vein that I can see. Any idea what would cause that? 32yr femal

Hot spot on thigh: May be nerve. Is there a bump? May be ganglion cyst. Do you have DM? May be neuropathy Also. Could be cyst, early abscess, nerve compression (weight pelvic mass) Rarely could be early zoster (shingles) but lesions should come out in 1 week, or MS (usually numbness). F/U with doc/ urgent care ...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 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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What is the cause of tiny white spots appearing on your legs.

Must be seen: Your question cannot be evaluated without a photo or exam. ...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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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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I have dark blackish purple spots on the calves of my legs. What causes this?

I have dark blackish purple spots on the calves of my legs. What causes this?

Rash: Usually certain types rash can be bleeding disorder see primary care physician for evaluation ...Read more

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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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Can mild crps cause hyper-pigmentation. I have darker spot on my leg that I have never had before. Will the spots go away?

Can mild crps cause hyper-pigmentation. I have darker spot on my leg that I have never had before. Will the spots go away?

It can: Crps can cause a variety of changes including discoloration, swelling, hair loss, sensitivity ad numbness. Limbs can feel either very cold or very warm and may be red in color or darkly pigmented. ...Read more

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I have a lower leg problem, but have had no injury, trauma, and surgery. What can cause a number of spots that is red around with blackish center?

I have a lower leg problem, but have had no injury, trauma, and surgery. What can cause a number of spots that is red around with blackish center?

Investiagte: Need to find out if you were bit by anything....Bed bites? Insects? . ...Are you taking any new meds you may be allergic....Anyways a Hydrocortisone with alo vera over the counter can help for inflammation. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my lower legs. What could be the cause?

I have red spots on my lower legs. What could be the cause?

Some possibilities..: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a red spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are related to medications, but many times they are not. For unusual rashes, a skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. Other causes include viral infections, allergies and autoimmune reactions, chemical irritants, bug bites, etc... ...Read more

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How can I safely & effectively fade the dark spots on my 2 year old legs, caused by mosquito bites?

How can I safely & effectively fade the dark spots on my 2 year old legs, caused by mosquito bites?

Wait and avoid sun: Toddlers' skin has a remarkable ability to heal and to absorb substances. That means any bleaching substance or medication you use on the skin for what sounds like a cosmetic problem is more likely to cause harm than benefit. For now, I'd recommend keeping the skin well-moisturized and keeping the child out of the sun/applying regular sunscreen, since sun may cause more discoloration. ...Read more

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There are black spot formated at the end of hair roots of leg. Black spots are seen on both whole leg. What is cause of this spot. Why it takes place?

There are black spot formated at the end of hair roots of leg. Black spots are seen on both whole leg. What is cause of this spot. Why it takes place?

Need a photo: Black spots could be many things, including ingrown hairs, freckles, melanomas, and so on.
To evaluate black spots on your skin it would be very helpful to have a photo. You may wish to consult with a dermatologist by requesting a consult in HealthTap Concierge, where you can attach a photo and get a response from a dermatologist expert who looks at the picture. Good luck ...Read more

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How do you remove spots on the legs caused by poor blood circulation?

How do you remove spots on the legs caused by poor blood circulation?

Depends: Most "vascular spots" are either spdier veins angiomas or hemosiderin deposits from venous insufficiency the first two can be treated with injections or laser the last is hard to treat and the goal is to prevent further extension Arterial disease can cause purple or bluish spots that are usually painful snd in the feet ...Read more

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I suffer with bad knees and knee pain and now I have a purple patch on the back of my leg and I get hot spots allover my legs. Why and what is it?

I suffer with bad knees and knee pain and now I have a purple patch on the back of my leg and I get hot spots allover my legs. Why and what is it?

Be seen: Skin changes are usually not associated with problems inside the knee itself, so it is probably unrelated to your " bad knees". There are a number of potential causes. I would not hesitate to be seen to have it diagnosed. ...Read more

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I have dime sized red blotches on my legs but they don't itch, burn, nor flake. What are they? They cause me no pain at all, just ugly red spots?

I have dime sized red blotches on my legs but they don't itch, burn, nor flake. What are they? They cause me no pain at all, just ugly red spots?

Ugly red spots: If they are bilateral, it is possible that you have erythema nodosom. They may sometime appear as strep throat or a myriad of other diseases. Most helpful would have been a picture. In lieu of the picture check with your doctor he may want to determine what the cause is. ...Read more

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What can cause red spots on legs and arms?

What can cause red spots on legs and arms?

Can't diagnose w/o: Eval. See dermatologist for accurate assessment.

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What causes little white spots to coming on your skin - legs arms and feed?

What causes little white spots to coming on your skin - legs arms and feed?

See details: It is very impossible to be specific without being able to visualize the lesions. If you are concerned, see a dermatologist or your family doctor. ...Read more

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Red swollen hot to touch spots on right leg, about 4 inches round, last for a few days then bruise before going away I am 20 years old, female.?

Infection?: Red hot swollen spots make me think of infection, perhaps abscess or folliculitis, or sebaceous cysts. Abscesses don't usually go away by themselves but rather need to be drained. Folliculitis might come & go but not usually 4" in diameter (that's huge!). Not common to have several sebaceous cysts in one area. Go see your family doc for evaluation, testing & treatment. Perhaps bleeding disorder? ...Read more

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I have scars on my legs from last summer cause I used to pick my legs. They are now dark spots. How do I get rid of them without undergoing surgery?

I have scars on my legs from last summer cause I used to pick my legs. They are now dark spots. How do I get rid of them without undergoing surgery?

Keep out of the sun: Many times scars will darken with sun exposure. There are bleaching creasm to help decrease the dark pigment. It may take many months but it should retunr to a more normal color. Hydroquinone is the medication to decrease the dark pigment. ...Read more