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brown spots on the legs

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brown spots on the legs
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 3 years ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--please tell me all you can about this
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


wat more exact information do you need?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Well, if you could post a picture that would help but I need to know how long this has been going on and without a picture a more detailed description of these spots
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


I gave birth in September 2010 and that's when I started seeing the spots. I cant say they are brown but because iam light skinned well if yoy know the skin colour of a halfcast that's it so they look brown to me

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK how large are they and do they come and go? Your height and weight and are your legs large in diameter?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


they are not large. it looks like leopard skin just dots every were. they have never gone since 2010 they are just there.iam about 140cm tall and 56kg. my legs are just perfect

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK--there are some possibilities here. One would be lentigo which are benign extra areas of melanin pigment. Another would be actinic keratoses which are also benign. The last--but I doubt this--would be a sign of Addison's disease--a low serum cortisol level. While I don't think this is anything serious, you should have a doctor look at it. The first two possibilities can be treated with tretinoin cream

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