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Red spots from ankle to knee. Pain in knees and legs

I have sort of a blanket of teeny, tiny red spots that run from my ankle up to my knee on the inside of each of my shins. At first, I ignored it as it was not so visible, but now seems to be getting worse (more of them and darker). You cannot feel them, they are not causing me any trouble, are not hot to the touch and are below the skin. The only thing that might be a little related is when I get out of bed, my knees and legs do hurt. Once I start walking around though and warming up, the pain in my legs goes away.
Mon, 2 Sep 2013
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Hi,
Welcome to HCM,

With little history, I feel that you may be having Schamberg's disease.
It is progressive pigmented purpuric dermatosis.
Actually, there is mild infection of capillaries..capillaritis .

The condition is mild and benign.
It may go away by itself within few weeks to few months.

Take vitamin C and K.
Apply thrombophob oint.
Keep legs elevated while sleeping.
You may be benefitted.
Still, you contact dermatologist.

I hope you got my answer.
Thanks.

Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
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