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My mom is 84 and recently fell and is livng with me now but

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My mom is 84 and recently fell and is livng with me now but refuse to see a doctor- Her lower legs are dark? Does she suffer from Hemosiderosis?
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: No swelling
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: She never smoked never went to be physically diagnose - has been healthy except for the coloration in her lower legs

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When did it occur?

Which parts of the lower legs are dark?

Is it present in both the legs?

How is her walking?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
both legs - I am letting her walk with a walker at least twice a week but wheel chair most of the time. Right leg is darker than left- she swears she has psorasis
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
She has been in my home 3 weeks now since the fall- The leg coloration was before the fall. She was carrying water when she fell -nothing related to the fall from her legs.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Also since this is just a general question -I am asking for anonmity regarding this conversation-

The previous expert has opted out o the question, so I am taking over.

Please post a photo of the legs.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Can I resume this as I stated I am caregiving and she needs my attention ⚠ I need at least a half hour.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you!!!

Sure, take your time please.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I am finished- Can we resume our concerns for mom?


Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The coloration is on the lower parts of her legs
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
O.k. I appreciate the time.

Please attach a photo here.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I am afraid I will arouse her attention to what I am doing.She is very sensitive to my concerns.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Since she is fully dressed,I will need at least a day to capture a picture by tonight.


The most common cause of discoloration is pigmentation due to incompetent / varicose veins. This causes hemosiderin pigment discoloring the skin. The treatment is;

1) Keeping the legs elevated as much as possible.

2) Wearing of stockinette.

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Experience: MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
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