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What is this dark/rough patch on my ankle?

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  • Posted By: SonictheHedgehog
  • May 13, 2010
  • 04:18 AM



Last one has a darkened version to show the difference between the "regular" skin and whatever this is.

This is only on my right ankle, the left is fine. It doesn't hurt, burn, or itch. It doesn't feel rough, but the texture is somewhat different than the unaffected skin. I looked around online and saw pictures of "granuloma annulare" that looked similar when on the ankles, but I wanted to make sure it isn't something worse. The obvious worry would be diabetes, since I know people always talk about troubles with the feet when that occurs.

I thought I had noticed a red spot there before but I just happened to notice the dark spot there. After investigating a little further it had me worried. Maybe some of you will have an idea?

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  • I also would like to know, I have it on both ankles the left worse then the right and on my left elbow. I have not been able to find anything online about it.
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  • You both need to see a Podiatrist - I doubt it's related to Diabetes but you need to check it out with a Professional.
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  • I saw the same on my ankle today! What is it?
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  • hi my name is ben i have something similar on my ankles but what i found out is that after i take a shower the skin is soft so when i scratch at it or rub it small patches of it fall off
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 25, 2010
    • 08:00 AM
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