I have funny brown freckles all over my ankles, well just above the ankle bones. They don't go very far up my leg, certainly not quite half-way up my calf. I also scar remarkably easily on my feet. I live in Florida, so my ankles usually get bitten by ants and mosquitoes, but I find that these bites scar the tops of my feet and my ankles. The scars are dark brown, or a sort of grayish color. My skin is dry on my legs, but not flaky or scaly at all.
I once spoke to someone who said that such spotting could be an early sign of lupus, which of course concerns me. I also have an eye condition, uveitus, that is beings tested to see if it is linked to lupus as we can find no cause for it. Not sure if that has any bearing on the case.
Anyway, I am growing concerned about how easily my feet and ankles scar and what these funny brown freckle-like spots mean.
This freckles or discolorations may be caused by hyperpigmentation or increased melanin.This may be caused by sun damage, inflammation, or other skin injuries. Thi could lso be associated with a number of diseases or conditions, including: Addison's disease, Cushing's disease, etc. It would be best to have this evaluated further for proper diagnosis and management. Direct clinical examination, your medical history and some tests may need to be done.
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