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A 28-year-old female asked:

Why would my skin get petechiae instead of a regular bruise after repeatedly being bumped with a narrow but blunt object?

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Dr. Pamela Ramsey
Emergency Medicine 44 years experience
Need platelets check: perhaps small cells in your blood called platelets are low. Why are you getting repeatedly bumped by a narrow blunt object? Can you where protection against the object when doing that activity.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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