One of the signs of superficial venous insufficiency is a brownish-black discoloration of the ankles. Only venous insufficiency causes this type of discoloration, which is the result of water and red blood cells escaping through the over stretched walls of affected veins. This causes swelling and discomfort in the surrounding tissue, known as edema.The red blood cells which leak into surrounding tissue are quickly trapped and destroyed, releasing hemoglobin which degrades into iron. It is this iron that oxidizes and gives the skin this typical brownish-black discoloration.
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