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What do black spots on the legs indicate?

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Dr. Ivo Ditah

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :2002

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Posted on Mon, 12 Dec 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: what would cause these black spots on my upper right leg
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
For how long have you had them? More details required

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have reviewed the images and this is not immediately clear to me to provide a straight answer without obtaining some more details. This will help me to provide a personalized and helpful response.

1. For how long has this been going on?
2. Do you have any other symptoms: Pain, itches, swelling?
3. Do you have any other health complaints?
4. HAs there been any recent changes in the nature?...Size, color, number, etc

Please, these would help me provide a personalized and helpful response to you. I wish you well and hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah 5 hours later
It started out as one big red bump that was itching all the time then I noticed yesterday that it had spread it all over my leg with little brown or black spot I don't know if this could be bedbugs because I work out of town and I'm in the Sheraton hotel
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 15 hours later
Brief Answer:
This is blood being resorbed.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

From the added information, it seems you suffered blood extravasation under the skin. As blood clots under the skin, color changes and it would be eventually cleared up by the body's system. I will suggest that you monitor only as spontaneous resolution is what we expect.

I hope this helps and look forward to updates from you in the next 5-7days on how this is evolving. I will also appreciate images to further appreciate the then state.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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