Black spots on feet, ankles, lower leg

My left leg has a bunch of little black dots, mostly in clusters on each side of my ankle. There are some scars on my lower leg and those have also turned black.

They don't itch, they don't hurt. They're just discolored dots.

The same has happened to my ankle on my right leg, but not nearly as much as the left.

This has been happening for a few months, and I haven't been able to figure it out. Any ideas?

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Please provide some background information (demographics) and possibly pictures. Also, do you have any history of diabetes or peripheral vascular disease?

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Just took a look at the photos and I'm stumped as to what it might be. I've never seen anything similar. When I have some time I'll look through my Fitzpatrick's Dermatology textbook. The top photo i think is the most clear and the dots look like congregation of melanocytes. It's distribution is also quite interesting as they seem to aggregate at your medial malleolus on both ankles.

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Thank you. It's stumped me for quite some time, so any type of answer would be awesome.

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