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Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood: Oozing of blood under the skin.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Barth
43 years experience Medical Oncology
Low platelets: Platelets are cells that help you blood to clot. Petechiae can occur when platelet counts are low. This can be verified by a simple blood count (CBC) ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hocking
47 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Sign of bleeding: Petechiae result from bleeding from small vessels which result either from a blood disorder, most commonly low platelet count, or a disorder of the bl ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Petechiae: A medicine, such as Aspirin or blood thinners (anticoagulants). Infection that causes the buildup of toxin in the blood or tissues (sepsis).A bleeding ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Low platelet, petech: If you are HIV + and now see some petechiae in your mouth/tongue- you really need to check your complete blood count to see how low your platelet is. ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
I think you want to: Know where to find pictures of the types of skin findings that one might expect to see in a patient suffering from leukemia. There is one caveat, are ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Vasculitis: Usually renal problem with blood inurine, elevated sed rate, abdominal pain, urologic type problems and red confluent rash (purpura is bleeding under ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Psoriasis Flare: There are a number of medications that can exacerbate psoriasis: lithium, beta blockers, corticosteroids, antimalarials, alcohol, nsaids, ace inhibito ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Various causes.: Outputs is bruising. Petechiae or tiny areas of bleeding into the skin. This can occur with low or dysfunctional platelets or other bleeding problem ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Doubtful.: A rash probably is not a blood vessel unless you have a group of spider veins in that area which would give the appearance of spider legs. Varicose v ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
No treatment: Petechiae on face are sometimes due to forceful coughing or vomiting. They will resolve on their own, there is no treatment to make them go away faste ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doctor: Random implies no cause. If you are trying to figure out why you have it consider very hot showers, trauma, shaving, and many other possibilities. H ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes, it is autommune: Vasculitis below the waste, possible renal involvement. It an autoimmune disease that can be bad. Most patients will have a short lived course.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Its Complicated: Itp; history of viral illness, associated with lymphoma, cll, hiv, connective tissue diseases (no splenomegaly or megakaryocytes) chronic and insidiou ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible yes: Blood count offers limited information. Even with normal platelets you can have coagulation disorders. I would suggest to go and get evaluated by a ph ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Petechiae: These are tiny bruises and will go away on their own. The more important question is whether the underlying disease is being adequately treated. Dis ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't know: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Different: Shingles and petechiae have completely different presentation . A trained medical professional should be able to differentiate them. If in doubt, go ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Available: There are many treatments for morning sickness. Some are over the counter and some are prescription. Emetrol is safe. 25mg of vitamin b6 with sominex ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesion. It is not likely to be cancer, however, you should discuss it with yo ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bed bug bites may: Have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
19 years experience Urgent Care
Time: There isn't any way to get rid of them faster. The increase in intra-thoracic pressure causes the small surface capillaries to bleed. They will resol ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sx's: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/c ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Back
6 years experience Internal Medicine
Bruising: Hi Allison, some general possibilities to consider are either hematological disorders where your blood is not clotting properly which causes bruising, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
No.: For the most part, not dangerous at all. As they go away over 1-2 weeks they may turn a little yellowish, but that's normal. As long as the pain's g ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Many causes: Platelet dysfunction( count may be normal but platelet function is defective), physical trauma, violent excessive cough can cause petechia especially ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Platelet count ok: You should not get symptoms of low platlets until your count drops to around 50 also petichiae in general do not itch. You probably have a fungal ras ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Ouch-it really hurts: External hemorrhoids are basically varicose-vein, and when thombosed (clotted) it sure can cause much pain in the _ _ _. This is easy excised in the o ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Strasser
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: These are small areas of bleeding under the skin. There are many causes from — including prolonged straining, certain medical conditions, specific t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marwan Akasheh
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Petechial rash: You need to be checked by hematologist to run for you blood tests related to this phenomenon
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Petechiae: Petechiae happens due to platelet dysfunction- low platelet level. Very importantly is to find the cause. In children majority that happens following ... Read More
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