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Does petechia skin come and go or get more under stress

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Stress not related: True petechiae are caused by injuries to small blood vessels (capillaries). The are usually caused by trauma/injury, although straining from vomiting,... Read More
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Petechiae: Petechiae are small red-purple spots on the skin that usually come from trauma or pressure. The very small capillary blood vessels in the skin to brea... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Review your meds: Stress does not sound like a likely cause for petechiae on your trunk. I'd suggest seeing your doctor about this, and reviewing any medications and/o... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Petechia: Have you been throwing up a great deal? How old are you and have you had a fever? Video consult with us to help see if you need antibiotics or if it ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisheeth Gupta
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Oncology
Petechia: if u have easy bruising or bleeding get a cbc to check your platlets
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Common: It is not unusual to develop petechia as a result of scratching the skin - the duration of the petechia depends on how vigorously you scratch. It can... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Trauma?: get blood tests for clotting factors, platelets and bleeding time if all negative, check side effect profile for meds you are taking check sleep posit... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Could be due to PTU (propylthiouracil): The most common side effects are related to the skin and include rash, itching, hives, abnormal hair loss, and skin pigmentation. A decrease of white... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Seek attention: and a medical exam. Doxepin and/or Benadryl will help with itching, Speak to your treating physician.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Yes: You probably notice the arteries are more prominent. Check your blood pressure.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stephens
Dermatology 20 years experience
Yes: Itching and skin inflammation will often be exacerbated by emotional stress. This is a very common reaction.
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