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does petechia skin come and go or get more under stress

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
37 years experience Family Medicine
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
44 years experience Family Medicine
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
42 years experience Psychiatry
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
A female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
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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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Can't be helped here: On this limited platform, you may want to start with a virtual consult, but ultimately you should be examined and have some blood work and imaging stu ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisheeth Gupta
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Petechia: if u have easy bruising or bleeding get a cbc to check your platlets
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Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it should be OK: Yes it should be ok.It is not unusual to have a bump persisting after a month and may have some color changes as well.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
66 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
19 years experience Internal Medicine
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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Dr. Philip Miller
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Must be seen: sounds like stress induced hives ( urticaria ); however you must be seen when you are having an outbreak.

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