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A 41-year-old member asked:

when should i be worried about petechiae?

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Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Maybe now: If you are known to have low platelets due to cancer or a bone marrow or immune disorder, and your doctor knows this, you probably needn't worry. If however your doctor does NOT know you have low platelets and the petechiae have just appeared you should be seen TODAY for a platelet count.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

I noticed I have some petechiae after my shower. Anything to worry about?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
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 or clotting disorder, such as hemophilia, von willebrand's disease, thrombocytopenia, or another less common bleeding or clotting disorder. Other diseases that affect clotting.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Why do some think petechiae is harmless?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
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 or clotting disorder, such as hemophilia, von willebrand's disease, thrombocytopenia, or another less common bleeding or clotting disorder. Other diseases that affect clotting.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What causes petechiae?

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Dr. Shahid Rafique
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Blood: Oozing of blood under the skin.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What does petechiae indicate?

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Dr. Neil Barth
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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) suggest you check if you are certain you have petechiae.
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A member asked:

Can you feel petichiae?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No: Petechiae are small darkish-red flat spots, not blanched off on pressure.

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