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A 21-year-old male asked:

1 cluster of 5-6 petechiae spots appeared on my thigh. was red, then purple, now back to red. can i wait on this or should i have it seen?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Wait: You can closely monitor this for a few days if indeed this is the only area involved. Possibly a bug bite which can cause a localized petechial rash at times. Also assuming no other unusual bruising or bleeding is present such as bloody noses and no fever or feeling of illness. If all is well other than the spot, monitor and see what happens.

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Last updated Oct 18, 2017

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