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A 38-year-old member asked:

Why do i have little red dots all over my body? i'm really worried. they just came in the past day or two. is this a sign of leukemia?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Get a medical examin: Red dots like you have described can be caused by a number of possible reasons. Leukemia is low on the list. But if you want to be sure you need to have a check up by your doctor who can do a blood count(cbc diff and platelet count) to check your blood numbers especially platelet count , which if it is low, can cause small red spots over the skin of your legs and arms... Called petechiae.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Why do I have little red dots all over my body? They just came in the past day or two. Is this a sign of leukemia?

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Dr. SYDNEY Welt
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Need to evaluate : You should have a physician evaluate the skin findings as they may be due to a serious underlying disorder.
Last updated Jul 10, 2018

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