Streaks on back of the Legs


Q: I just noticed last night that I have many vertical redish purple raised lines on the back of both of my legs just under my buttocks (between 10 and 20 short streaks on each leg). I am 18 years old, weigh 170 and am 5'9". I have been working out every day and eating very healthfully the past week and I generally don't eat super unhealthfully other times. What could these vein-like lines be, how do I get rid of them, and should I be concerned?


A:   From the picture that you have given us this seems like or striae or a which is however painfull and is the imflamation of the superficial veins. It is very difficult for me to specify acurately what this might be but i would advice to keep a check on it and in case it persits kindly contact your family physician for a complete and thorough examination.

Related Q&A

Q: I have weaknesses and pins and needles in my hands

Q: Hi, I have recently been diagnosed with an auto immune disease which affects my connective tissue. I have also been d...

Q: Hi i m 25 years old n me n my husband had unprotected sex on the last day of my menstrual cycle ie on 25th Jan n I ha...

Q: Hi i have a slightly low thyroid and iam on medication. i recently wanted to take a amino acid blend, which includes ...

Q: Hi, i live in guyana , about two year ago i found out i have hrdorcephalus and at that time i was 20 years old, howev...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon