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Doctor insights on: What Makes Your Legs Turn Black

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How to remove black marks in legs...

How to remove black marks in legs...

I don't know: That all depends on what is causing the marks - overpigmentation, moles, bruises, bug bites, some disease, etc. ...Read more

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Why do i have black dots all over my legs?

Why do i have black dots all over my legs?

Tricky: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. can be blackheads (infections) can be blood blisters from overrestrictive clothing or fragile vessels or a bleeding problem, freckles, or several other possibilities. Hard to say wihtout seeing what exactly is meant by the spots. ...Read more

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I'm seeing black cysts on my leg from camping. Please help?

I'm seeing black cysts on my leg from camping. Please help?

Black cysts: Where were you camping? US desert? Africa? Need more information and if we do 2nd opinion and send pictures can help. ...Read more

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How long after surgery, patient can remove those black things from his leg?

How long after surgery, patient can remove those black things from his leg?

Stockings?: I am assuming stocking post op prevention blood clots usually once adequate ambulation. Unless high risk surgery. ...Read more

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Just noticed small black spots on my leg,looks like i sat on a magic marker.wasnt there last week?

Just noticed small black spots on my leg,looks like i sat on a magic marker.wasnt there last week?

Dermatology: Any "black" spots on your body should be evaluated by a skin specialist. Without a photo it is impossible to diagnose. Please see a dermatologist ASAP. ...Read more

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I got kicked a few years ago and the place on my leg looks like it has a black scab over it. Is that normal ?

I got kicked a few years ago and the place on my leg looks like it has a black scab over it. Is that normal ?

Scab after trauma: Most of the bruses and abrasions after trauma, go away in a matter of days, maybe weeks. Scab could be something else, if trauma happen years ago. ...Read more

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My leg is blue/black after a car crash but i feel no pain. What is causing this? Im 30 years old and this car crash happened today.

My leg is blue/black after a car crash but i feel no pain. What is causing this? Im 30 years old and this car crash happened today.

See a doctor: Although you feel fine, i highly recommend you see your physician. You could have an internal injury. The black/blue mark represents bleeding under the skin. You should have the evaluated by a doctor to be sure there is not a serious injury. ...Read more

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I noticed two new tiny black dots on my leg after a mild sunburn. They are very small and resemble coffee grounds. What could they be?

Black dots from sun: This are called blood blisters within tiny veins. They will resolve. If they are brown and persist for 2-3 months, have them checked. ...Read more