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Dark patch in area near right ankle, but there is no pain

Hi, i have a black patch on the area near my right leg ankle since a month. That portion also does appear slightly swollen though there is no pain. what is the cause for this dark patch and swelling? many thanks. I am 28 years old and am 53 kgs with no medical history .
Fri, 6 May 2011
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Dermatologist 's  Response
hi
u have dark elevated patch suggest u may have nevus or dermatitis.
itch is there? ?
apply good moisturizer cream three times a day.
better if u send me ur pics.
dont scratch or prick it
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General & Family Physician Dr. Sapan J. Pandya's  Response
Hi!
If the black patch does not itch, it may be due to VARICOSE VEINS.
Does your profession involve you to stand for a long period of time?
VARICOSE VEINS are very common in obese, but your weight is quite normal.
You may go for colour doppler of the affected lower limb.
Get back to me with your report.
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