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I am Irish and have brownish pigment on my feet,

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Dr. Olgeta Xhufka

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2011

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Posted on Mon, 7 Jan 2019 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I am Irish and have brownish pigment on my feet, especially towards my toes. I also have what looks like varicose veins on my ankles. With improvement in diet over the last few years, I seem to have been improving slowly. It is not symmetric, and started after a 40 hr work week when my sister "forgot" to help care for our mom --now deceased-- & left me alone for 30 hrs. My male member is now about 1/2 scale. I was a big boy so socially it is no problem.
Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Varicose veins.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

I think you are suffering from varicose veins.
The brown pigmentation of feet is made as a result of blood collection in feet called venous stasis dermatitis.
This varicose veins make ankles an feet swollen and acummulates fluids on foot.
You may need a doppler ultrasound to evaluate your situation.
You can do some tips to help yourself.
* elevate your legs often.
*avoid long standings
*have rest as much as possible.
* use compression stocking. Stoking are found otc in pharmacy or you can consult a doctor to choose an adequate number for you.

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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