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What causes skin to turn dark around the ankles?

What causes skin to turn dark around the ankles?

Venous : Insufficiency could do this. The hemosiderin leaks out from the blood and stains the skin. ...Read more

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I have dark, discoloured skin on ankle caused by DVT and venous ulcers. What treatments are available to get rid of the discolouration?

I have  dark, discoloured skin on ankle caused by DVT and venous ulcers. What treatments are available to get rid of the discolouration?

None: The discoloration is due to the iron in the hemoglobin molecule that leaked into the skin and broke down causing the staining. ...Read more

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What can cause the skin on the leg to turn dark and hard?

What can cause the skin on the leg to turn dark and hard?

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

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes the skin on the leg to turn dark and hard ?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes the skin on the leg to turn dark and hard ?

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

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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?

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?

Increased Blood flow: Veins open up after exercise to return the blood used by muscles and to allow cool down of the calories you burned.
If no pain, should be no problem. If you have pain or other symptoms, then see a doc. ...Read more

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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.

Yes: The cast may have pressed on the skin and caused some some bleeding under the skin. If you are really concerned please consult with your family physician. There is nothing like a visual exam to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can cause weird, think skin to grow on my ankles?

What can cause weird, think skin to grow on my ankles?

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

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What would cause hard bumps under skin on ankles?

What would cause hard bumps under skin on ankles?

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

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How to remove a hard patch of skin on left ankle and causes?

How to remove a hard patch of skin on left ankle and causes?

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 more

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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?

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?

Varies: There are multiple possibilities. It could be a bite or some type of cutaneous lesion. Don't hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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. ?

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

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What can I use to get rid of the skin discoloration around my ankle cause by blood pigmentation?

What can I use to get rid of the skin discoloration around my ankle cause by  blood pigmentation?

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 more

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Hi Drs i have dark spots under my feet, they seems to be growing slowly. my skin also sheds from the ankle down and between the toes. what could it be?

Vascular: My initial thought is that this is due to poor circulation. You probably need a good physical to be sure that you are not diabetic and a good vascular exam of your lower extremities ...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?

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?

not changed unlikel: If it has been there for as long as you remember and has not changed in character than it can not be cancer
but at next doctors visit have it checked it may be a mole, a wart, or a cyst, all are benign. ...Read more

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Cause of itching skin total area from the left knee to the ankle with no visable bumps or rash.?

Cause of itching skin total area from  the left knee to the ankle with no visable bumps or rash.?

One does not have: To see something to itch...For example (not implying this is what you have) if one ever works with insulation and doesn't wear proper clothing they get fiberglass on their skin - it itches intensely but one doesn't see anything....You can try showering and applying soap and water to the region and then applying an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream. If no improvement see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have dark spots on my ankle ,thighs , in the middle /under my breast it itchs all the time when i scrach it iit leave blood stains under my skin. wh?

DARK SPOTS ITCHES: HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?
SINCE IT ITCHES ALL THE TIME, WHY DONT YOU MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A DERMATOLOGIST?
HE OR SHE CAN FIND THE CAUSE AND PRESCRIBE A CURE . . .
DONIT SOON! ...Read more

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Can athlete's foot cause a secondary infection if the skin is NOT cracked or peeled? because my foot is all swollen up to the ankle.

Can athlete's foot cause a secondary infection if the skin is NOT cracked or peeled? because my foot is all swollen up to the ankle.

Something else......: You need to see a doctor. It can be many things, but it is almost certainly not related to Athlete's foot! ...Read more

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I had a knee replacement 10 weeks ago. I have dark skin around my upper ankle that is itchy and swollen. My leg becomes restless when sitting still. ?

I had a knee replacement 10 weeks ago. I have dark skin around my upper ankle that is itchy and swollen. My leg becomes restless when sitting still. ?

A few thoughts: Swollen ankle could be due to surg., infection, lymphatic stasis, etc.If tiny blisters-could be Zoster.Poss. poor circulation or nerve injury due to knee surgery.Restless legs often mean circulation prob. or nerve inflammation in lower leg.Physical exam is imperative.If no other cause found, inflammed nerve should be considered.Treatment could incl osteopathic manipulaiton neuroprolotherapy, etc. ...Read more

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My calf is hard and sore in back due to swelling. Cause for concern? I thought i had a muscle spasm that wouldn't go away until further inspection. Most of the skin of my calf is tight due to swelling which caused the pain and is very hard. My ankle has s

My calf is hard and sore in back due to swelling. Cause for concern? I thought i had a muscle spasm that wouldn't go away until further inspection. Most of the skin of my calf is tight due to swelling which caused the pain and is very hard. My ankle has s

R/o DVT & P.E.: When your calf feels hard & sore due to swelling, u need to check if it also warm and/or purple or red. If yes, should be suspicious for DVT and need to go to the E.R. Or your doctor's office asap, so he/she can order the appropriate tests (u/s of the leg, d-dimer) and get you treated. Other causes to r/o are hematoma/ compartment syndrome, tumors (i.e. Baker's cyst), aneurysm or cellulitis. ...Read more

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Iron Level Fine Monday swelling legs plus feet including ankles skin feels very tight Tuesday my swelling is worse it hurts bruising easy Causes?

Iron Level Fine Monday swelling legs plus feet including ankles skin feels very tight Tuesday my swelling is worse it hurts bruising easy Causes?

May be meds, fluids,: This seems like some sort of fluid overload, possibly from renal or hepatic challenge. The bruising could be from low platelets or blood clotting factors. It might be from some overall condition, but more likely it's due to the meds you're taking. The dose might have to be altered or the meds may need to be changed as they have serious side effects. A visit to the Dr. for blood work is needed. ...Read more