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Have diabetes. Red marks at base of spine, painful. Have lower back arthritis

I m 65, have diabetes etc, recently xray showed degenerated disks in lower back. Have had 2 cervical fusions in past. Also 30+ yrs of arthritis in low back. Pain has been very bad recently and I noticed a cluster of reddish purple bruise like marks at the base of my spine . When I touch it is painful. The skin is not broken but feels strange. Any idea? YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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about your disc its a degenerative age related problem . you can try vit d preparation like D3 to prevent further worsening. this cluster of reddish purple painful lesions rule out Herpes zoster with your doctor . you have not mentioned how many clusters are there. kindly keep in touch with me after consulting your family doctor
Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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