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Why Would Your Legs Turn Black
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Stockings?: I am assuming stocking post op prevention blood clots usually once adequate ambulation. Unless high risk surgery. ...Read more
See a Derm!: Go to visit a deayoligist to find out! good luck... ...Read more
This will: require dermatological evaluation to know.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 ?
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
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?
I have this half of dime sized "black mark" on my leg. I think it was caused by a mosquito bite. Its been a year already .What can I do?
I have this bump on my leg and it itches but there is a black thing in the middle of it and it kinda feels hot to touch to me but not others?
I have two black spots on my leg. I don't know what it is. Doesn't hurt or itch.It grows bigger everyday. I am also in a tropical area at the moment.
Don't know.: Have it medically checked. One of my patients pulled a number of small pieces of dark shrapnel from his knee this week ( ied explosion in afghanistan). ...Read more
Infection vs allergy: If it is a bite then the swelling could be either infection or an allergic response to the bite. If the swelling happened quickly and it itches then it is more likely a localized allergic reaction. If it is tender and the swelling happened slowely then it could be infected. A blood clot is always a possibility with swelling on only one leg but that is not associated with a bite. ...Read more
My five year old has suddenly developed 2 tiny black dots on the back of her leg. Is this a cause for worry? Thanks
As long as they are: not actually small ticks, you do not have to worry. If she has been playing outside you may want to look with a magnifying glass to be sure. If they are ticks, they need to be removed. If not, they may be new moles which would be nothing to worry about. To be sure, have her pediatrician take a look. ...Read more
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