A 21-year-old male asked:
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woke up with severe upper right back pain. very sharp. had a cluster of petechiae appear the other day that is still there a little. is this related?

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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 things are happening to you (petechiae and bad pain) Why wait to get even worse? Do let us know what they find out. Petechiae are not all that common.
Answered on Aug 9, 2014
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Shingles?: I would get checked at an urgent care or your doctor for shingles.
Answered on Aug 10, 2014

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Yes: Petechiae refers to pin point bleeding in the skin or mucous membrane. These need not be in a group.

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