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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain

Question: Pink fleshy lines across my back.

 schematic - Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:34 am

Sorry if this is already posted but I couldn't find anything about it. I first noticed the problems a few months ago, if not a year ago. But I started seeing faint pink lines across my back. However it has now gotten to a point where I am getting extremely worried. There are more and more pink lines and they are getting longer and bigger. I am 17 years old am quite active during the soccer season. But I do spend alot of time in a computer chair, where I am probably sitting incorrectly. Are these pink lines symptoms of anything you know? Should I go see my GP? Or is everything fine?

Thanks for your time.

If you really need a photo to see what I am talking about just ask.
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:00 am

User avatar Pink lines across the low back doesn't sound like any specific condition or disease however it may be worthwhile to have your family physician look at it especially since the lines are getting more numerous and larger.

Are the lines raised?
Are they itchy?
Is there any wound or opening in the skin?
Any drainage?
Is the area tender?
Any fever?

Are they distributed in a pattern in which rubbing from the work chair could irritate the skin?

Any new clothing, soaps, or laundry detergent?

These are all important questions to answer to help with a diagnosis.

Keep us posted.
 ghost_of_you - Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:03 am

Hey, this was posted a few months ago, but i searched what i had on my back in google, im almost 16 years old and spend alot of time at my comptuer not siting correctly as well, did you figure out what it was?
just a note. my friend noticed them after a.. workout.. session....

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