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Maumelle, AR
A 25-year-old female asked:

How can pregnancy affect your skin? i have tiny very small red spots popping up all over my body. not itchy or hurt just tiny red spots

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Dr. Deborah Lim
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Tell your doctor: What you described might be petechiae or broken capillaries. While this might be normal in the increased blood volume in pregnancy, it could also be worrisome or indicate very low platelets in a serious condition called HELLP syndrome in pregnancy. You should tell your dr about this rash and ask if you need to have a platelet count checked.
Dr. Mihaela Marin
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Hemangioma: Hard to say without a picture, but you might be describing hemangiomas which are benign vascular growth , stimulated by estrogen. Nothing to be worried about.
Last updated Sep 29, 2016


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