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If you are diabetic and your legs turn black, will the skin stay black forever?

If you are diabetic and your legs turn black, will the skin stay black forever?

Probably: Depending on how long your leg has been black the chance of the tissue returning to normal tissue is very low. The important thing to know is to be seen by a vascular surgeon to help decrease the amount of dead tissue expanding. You will need to increase the blood flow to the tissue which a vascular surgeon can help with. Unfortunately, u may be a candidate for an amputation of the black tissue. ...Read more

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What would make my lower leg turn black?

What would make my lower leg turn black?

SEE YOUR MD: Loss of circulation. What other symptoms do you have? Any blood sugar issues? Please see your md. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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What would make your skin and ears turn black, the dead skin eventually coming off, leaving parts of the ears missing, and raw skin on my arms & leg?

What would make your skin and ears turn black,  the dead skin eventually coming off, leaving parts of the ears missing, and  raw skin on my arms & leg?

You need urgent help: It's never normal for skin and soft tissue to "break" free/auto-amputate from your ears or to spontaneously develop "raw" areas of skin in the extremities. You need very urgent evaluation and care as you could possibly be developing a life threatening condition! Please seek help now! ...Read more

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What can cause your leg to turn black after a knee fracture?

What can cause  your leg to turn black after a knee fracture?

See your doctor!: Bruising after a broken bone (black, blue, green skin discoloration) is common. The broken bone bleeds, the blood seeps into the surrounding tissues, including the skin. As the body cleans up the mess, the colors change. If the skin is really dark black, part of the tissue may have died from circulation damage; let your orthopaedist know about that right away. ...Read more

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I had black moles on my legs that fell off and bleed then turn to scars is this bad?

I had black moles on my legs that fell off and bleed then turn to scars is this bad?

The only way to : Really address this in an accurate manner is for you to be evaluated by your dermatologist (or your physician). ...Read more

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