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Question: Redness on both sides/back (symmetrical)

 datafiend - Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:35 pm

I have some redness on both sides, more towards the back around where I suppose my kidneys are. I don't think it has anything to do with that though...but it is symmetrical. Both red spots are about the size of a hand with fingers spread.

I suffer from what my doc thinks is IBS...not sure if this has any effect on the skin.

The skin, when pressed, turns white like sunburn and then slowly turns back to red.

It's making me really paranoid but it's probably nothing. I'd really appreciate some input.

Thank you
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:29 pm

User avatar It may be that your capillary bed is close to the skin in these areas causing the redness that blanches with pressure. Without a direct examination I cannot be sure.

I would suggest that you have the area checked when you are at the doctor next. If the area begins to get larger or change somehow it should be evaluated sooner.

Best wishes.

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