A 18-year-old female asked:
my platelets are at 331 but i have recurring petechiae(confirmed by doc) not patches, just sporadic individual dots. stuffy nose too. cause??
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Pathology 49 years experience
Vascular fragility: If your platelet count and function are normal, vascular fragility is an other cause of petechiae. If you are overweight, losing weight would help.
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Last updated May 6, 2016
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