United Kingdom
A 37-year-old female asked:

Small red pin head dots on skin, not raised, painful or itchy and i think they are bleeding under the skin, they are widespread but there is not loads of them in 1 area, largest is 3mm on breast but most are less than 1mm. what is the likely cause?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 47 years experience
Since this could be a sign of purpura, a manifestation of abnormal clotting, you need to obtain a complete blood count to assess changes in platelet level, thrombocytopenia. Contact your doctor today.
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