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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Call doc or go to ER: Severe pain is always worrying. Call your doc or go to the ER now! They will check and see if they are related and find out what's going on. Unusual ... Read More

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Can Wait: If no pain and mechanical dysfunction nsaid, local heat will help.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: With both the petechiae and the nose bleeds you should see your doctor to make sure there is not a bleeding disorder.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Not serious: Localized lesions like this are due to local factors such as rubbing, pinching, etc.
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Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: HSP can be ongoing in the absence of petechae. GI and joint symptoms are as predictive of active disease as the rash.
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
?inflammation: Could these findings indicate some degree of inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn disease? Your gastroenterologist is best qualified to answer your q ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hard to know: Any history of bleeding due to platelet or blood clotting problems? This isn't the most typical site for petechiae to spontaneously develop, however, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See allergist: This sounds like an autoimmune process with several disease conditions going on. You may need the help of an allergist as well as a rheumatologist.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
See Your Doctor: These sudden appearances are serious and need investigation. Cause could range from infectious causes to disturbance of normal clotting or platelet fu ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See OB today: Back to your obstetrician today. Hormonal changes in pregnancy may confound the diagnosis in rheumatologic diseases. The petechiae suggest that your ... Read More
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