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What Causes Skin To Turn Dark Around The Ankles
I have dark, discoloured skin on ankle caused by DVT and venous ulcers. What treatments are available to get rid of the discolouration?
Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Not sure: Where to find out what you have you need to see a dermatologist. Within this venue a diagnosis cannot be made. ...Read more
I suddenly have much darker veins on my leg-stomach area (especially when I stretch the skin) after very rigorous exercise. What could be the cause?
After my foot surgery, i had a fiberglass cast for 3 wk. My surgery was 8 months ago. Could the cast have caused darker spots on my skin. Still there.
Get diagnosed first: There are a number of things that can cause what you describe in the ankles. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that some one with your problem be seen by your primary care doctor or a dematologist so that a definitive diagnosis & appropriate treatment can be started. ...Read more
Skin lumps: There are a number skin conditions that cause lumps and bumps to appear on the surface of the skin or just below the skin. The most common ones includes the following: skin cysts, cherry angioma, epidermoid cysts, folliculitis, keratosis pilaris, lipomas, neurofibromas, dermatofibromas. ...Read more
WHAT IS IT?: The question is, is it nothing or is it something? Skin problems are really visual problems. Is it just callused skin, or something that needs a biopsy? Is the border choppy and irregular, color changes, size larger than head of pencil eraser, itch, drainage. Only by a doctor's exam can it be determined what to do next. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Noticed a smaller dark spot on my skin around ankle. It's bin there for couple weeks. Does not itch or hurt. Wondering what could it be?
I have red dots on my ankles and now they are on the tops of my feet. Dont hurt or itch. Size of a pin head. Causes?
Petechia : Very small red "dots" on you feet and or legs may be petechia which are very small "blood spots" under your skin. Theses have many many possible causes from medications to infections. Even straining from activities such as lifting weights. I suggest seeing a dermatologist to have them evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more
Two bite marks about an inch apart on ankle, its swollen and the skin around wounds is turning orange What can cause this?
I am experiencing wrinkly skin under both my ankles. The skin seems thick, does not itch, and is darker than the rest of my foot. ?
Ethnicity: What you described is normal in people with darker complexion. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I have a scaly patch of skin on my ankle/foot. It's small (1 inch) and it doesn't itch, but it's annoying and darker than the rest of my skin.
Compression stocking: This is a very difficult problem to correct, and resolves slowly over a long period of time. First get a doppler ultrasound venous exam to ascertain the underlying problem. Then compression stockings and elevation are helpful. Venous ablation may be appropriate depending on doppler finding. See a doctor specializing in vein care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extreme swelling in ankles & feet after compression socks swelling controlled bjt can't walk due to pain skin on feet dark blotchy. Scared!
You SHOULD be scared: You could have a really serious problem here. Get to a doctor right away! ...Read more
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Iv had this wired wart looking growth by my ankle for as long as i can remember, its about pea size and alittle bit darker than my skin, is it cancer?
Ive had a rash on the top of my ankle for almost a year now. It doesn’t itch/irritate me and it feels like the rest of my skin when you touch it. It’s about two inches in a diameter and a dark red. My doc says stress rash, but I’m worried it’s more. ?
See a dermatologist: Get a second opinion from a dermatologist. ...Read more
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