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    Does a dark spot on the lower legs suggest leukemia?

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Posted on Sat, 29 Jul 2017 in Skin Cancer
Question: I have noticed a dark spot on my leg, below my knee above my shin. it is for the most part symmetrical id say. I am a young male and light weight 21 years of age and I weigh 125 pounds and I cant gain weight! Not that I try that hard to gain weight but im a grown man now I should be getting bigger, im very scrawny. So it makes me wonder if maybe it is something serious like melanoma or leukemia. Can you tell me what you think? I can send a picture
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hello. It is unlikely to be both

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have gone through the details. So as per your description it appears neith of both. It is a smooth lesion and cannot be leukemia or melanoma. However, i can give you more information if you upload a picture.
Thanks and regards
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 5 hours later
Here is a picture it. Although it looks more red in the picture it has a more brown tint in person. I think the red may be due to the flash.
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hello dear. It is not leukemia or melanoma

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have seen the image. So it doesnot look like melanoma or leukemia. It may be due to some trivial trauma and looks like a bruise. You need to be concerned only if it causes pain, ulcerates or if other lesions appear. Till then you can get a complete blood counts done.
Rest assured. No need to worry.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 11 minutes later
Thank you very much!
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
God bless you

Detailed Answer:
You are welcome.
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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