i got a call from the dermatologist today, and she said that initially it seems that i have granuloma annulare, though they are going to do more research as to why it is spreading the way it is, as im not diabetic, though my creatine level was really high, and ive been having pain in my right lower/mid back. i dont know if kidney problems can cause such a skin disorder, though i know kidney probs can cause some kind of skin rash. im hopeful yet anxious to get to the bottom of this. i got a cream to try, so we will see if that helps, and i hope the dermatologist will contact my doctor to get some kidney tests done, as i mentioned the pain in my back. ive had other symptoms of kidney probs, so it wont surprise me if this is the culprit.