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Suffer from bulging and torn discs. Extruded disc causing the sciatic pain. reddish blotches on hips and thighs

I have 3 bulging discs, a torn disc & an extruded disc in my back. The extruded disc is at L5-S1 and is the root of my sciatic pain - Last night, my husband noticed that my upper leg around my hips & thighs was marbled like red & white circle blotches. Is this something typical with my back condition or something different?
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.
Skin changes are not usual with disc bulging at L5-S1 and compression of the nerve.
Pain is a common feature, which can radiate upto the foot and toes, along with tingling and numbness.
So, if you can upload a picture of the affected area, it would help in making a diagnosis.
Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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Answered: Wed, 5 Jun 2013
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