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What causes brown streaks on the back?

my husband has degenerative disc disease. the past week he can hardly walk n on his lower back there are brown n red spider like streaks. his dr has no idea. could the disc disease cause it? he is also terminally ill with hep c n cirrhosis on a transplant list
Tue, 10 Mar 2020
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Hello,

Based on your description of your complaints the streaks which are present on the back of your husband are unlikely due to disc problem. That is these are unlikely to be caused by disc disease, These are more likely to be caused by the liver condition present. I would recommend you to bring these to the notice of your physician in your next visit.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Santosh S Jeevannavar, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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What causes brown streaks on the back?

Hello, Based on your description of your complaints the streaks which are present on the back of your husband are unlikely due to disc problem. That is these are unlikely to be caused by disc disease, These are more likely to be caused by the liver condition present. I would recommend you to bring these to the notice of your physician in your next visit. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Santosh S Jeevannavar, Orthopaedic Surgeon