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Have 3 flu hemangiomas on liver. As adult only I'm getting lots of small red spots filled with blood all over body, face and scalp. Due to liver? Name?

Have 3 flu hemangiomas on liver. As adult only I'm getting lots of small red spots filled with blood all over body, face and scalp. Due to liver? Name?

Probably nothing: If the red spots on your skin are cherry hemangiomas / "Campbell de Morgan spots", relax, they mean absolutely nothing. Maybe one person has a hemangioma or two or three in the liver and it's a non-issue itself -- a Gorbachev birthmark, a curiosity. Be thankful for good health. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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BCG blister becomes itchy red inflammed after many years connection with DLE or SLE? Have had itchy spots in both ears scalp blood and and urine ok

BCG blister becomes itchy red inflammed after many years connection with DLE or SLE? Have had itchy spots in both ears scalp blood and and urine ok

Rash: SLE and DLE may cause rash mostly in the sun exposded areas. Hard to say every itchy spot and blisters are from lupus, skin biopsy will give definitive answer ...Read more

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Dear Doctors I have small acnes in my scalp I got used to peel them off and some of them have blood spot in the middle of the peel How to Treat it?

Dear Doctors I have small acnes in my scalp I got used to peel them off and some of them have blood spot in the middle of the peel How to Treat it?

See doctor: Acne is not usually present on the scalp and thus I suspect your problem is from an infection or insect bites (head lice?). Suggest you contact a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Wife had a spot on scalp that I would describe as a hanging blood blister. It was purplish with a stalk that popped like a blister?

Wife had a spot on scalp that I would describe as a hanging blood blister. It was purplish with a stalk that popped like a blister?

There are many cause: From bites, to pilar scalp cysts, to skin cancer. I would need to see it to be sure. If it recurs see doctor, or if there is still something at the base of scalp see derm sooner for possible biopsy ...Read more

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My baby had a fetal blood sample on her scalp before she was born. It's left a pink, bumpy spot on her head in which it seems to be getting bigger.

My baby had a fetal blood sample on her scalp before she was born. It's left a pink, bumpy spot on her head in which it seems to be getting bigger.

Scalp spot: Have you taken her to the doctor? If you've not, then you should do it. It may be a small hematoma (blood collection), but without seeing it or doing a study such as ultrasound, it's hard to tell. ...Read more

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Why does my scalp itch? I have this once spot behind my ear on my scalp, th! T really itches. I don't scratch it that hard though but I did see a bit of blood on my nail. I wash my hair 3x a week because im trying to grow out my hair because it was damaged

Why does my scalp itch? I have this once spot behind my ear on my scalp, th! T really itches. I don't scratch it that hard though but I did see a bit of blood on my nail. I wash my hair 3x a week because im trying to grow out my hair because it was damaged

Few possibilities: This can be caused by several issues. Chemical and hair products can cause irritation of the scalp. You can also just have dry scalp, atopic dermatitis (eczema), allergic reaction, and sensitive skin. There are several shamppos that can help with this. The key is to remove the offending agent (s) if they can be identified. ...Read more

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I had taken 72 hr pill on 2nd of january and now from 8th of january I am having black blood spot. S till today. What to do?

I had taken 72 hr pill on 2nd of january and now from 8th of january I am having black blood spot. S till today. What to do?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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What are the blood spots that keep appearing on my skin?

What are the blood spots that keep appearing on my skin?

Need exam: At minimum this would require visualization and a history to accurately diagnose. ...Read more

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What are the soft spots on my infant's scalp?

What are the soft spots on my infant's scalp?

Fontanelles: Fontanelles are soft spots on an infant's head that represent where the bones that make up the skull will later fuse. Most babies have an anterior fontanelle (in the front), and some neonates may have a posterior fontanelle (in the back), though this is uncommon. The anterior fontanelle typical closes around 12 months of age. ...Read more

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I've had blood spots in clear discharge. Why??

I've had blood spots in clear discharge. Why??

Be more specific: Is the Discharge Vaginal? Or are you referring to clear mucus form the lungs-Coughing up mucus with blood tinged? Etc. If vaginal, may be early period starting, etc. Ask again with more specifics, and hopefully one of us docs can help you out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have raised blood spots on my skin. What are they?

I have raised blood spots on my skin. What are they?

Hemangioma: Assuming they've been around a while I suspect these are cherry hemangiomas. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have bumps/ spots on and beneath my scalp?

Cysts/acne necrotica: It's difficult to tell you exactly what this is without examining you, but if what you have are marble size or larger moveable knots in the deeper subcutaneous tissue, I favor pilar cysts. The only treatment for these is surgical excision. On the other hand, if it's small pimples in the hair follicles I favor a rash like condition such as acne necrotica or lichen planopilaris. See a Dermatlogist! ...Read more

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I got light blood spots on day 13th on my cycle, what it could be?

I got light blood spots on day 13th on my cycle, what it could be?

Ovulation bleeding: You should be at midcycle on day 13. When ovulation occurs, many women will experience spotting or light bleeding. ...Read more

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I have problems with my skin on my scalp. There are these hard and dry spots on my scalp.

I have problems with my skin on my scalp. There are these hard and dry spots on my scalp.

VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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There are spots of blood in my 2-month-old's diaper. What could cause this? Should I be worried?

There are spots of blood in my 2-month-old's diaper. What could cause this? Should I be worried?

Maybe: You did not list a gender or where on the diaper it was found. Any infant can have bloody stools if they are hard and scratch the outlet. Infants can also have a pinkish crystal that is part of normal urine.When your questions are brief and provide little information, it is hard to be more specific. ...Read more

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I occassionally get tiny bright red blood spots on tissue from anus. Causes? Should I be worried?

I occassionally get tiny bright red blood spots on tissue from anus. Causes? Should I be worried?

Likely benign: Given your age and the minimal amount of blood this is most likely related to hemorrhoids/ perianal skin fragility.
If you have a significant family history of colon cancer/ inflammatory bowel disease make sure you mention it to your PCP at the next well visit.
An exam of the perianal area/rectal during the same visit will probably answer your question. ...Read more

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I have dry spots on my scalp when I pick them off. There is pink. Skin underneath what could it be?

I have dry spots on my scalp when I pick them off. There is pink. Skin underneath what could it be?

Not too unusual: It's not entirely unusual for the scalp to have spots that build up with dead flakey skin. Have your primary care doctor take a look. There is likely a shampoo or other topical treatment that will help. ...Read more

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My 19 year old boyfriend woke up to dark spots (blood) in his drool on his pillow. What could be wrong?

Many reasons: From nasal bleeding to gum problems, lip lacerations, self-biting, blood disorder and even cancer. Check with doctor. ...Read more

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I am on contracepting pills and had a intercorse using condom n now before finishing my pills I m gettibg blood spots?

I am on contracepting pills and had a intercorse using condom n now before finishing my pills I m gettibg blood spots?

Breakthrough bleedin: When you bleed while on the active pills, it's called breakthrough bleeding. It's fairly common while on the pill. If you could have an std, get checked, since that can cause bleeding. Otherwise see if it recurs next month. If so, talk to your doctor about changing pills. ...Read more

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Is it a serious condition if I find tiny spots of blood in the feces? It is the very first time I see them. Thank you

Not really: No it is not super serious to have a spot of blood with your stool for your age but if persists and become more often you need to be checked ...Read more

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I have this strange pinprick sensation on random spots on my body always followed a tingling sensation over my left scalp.

I have this strange pinprick sensation on random spots on my body always followed a tingling sensation over my left scalp.

Sensory neuropathies: Or dysfunction of peripheral nerves, are caused by many things including hereditary diseases, trauma, toxins (alcohol), infections, diabetes, B12 deficiency, medications and autoimmune diseases (MS). Pin prick/tingling sensations generally indicate involvement of small-fiber sensory nerves. These symptoms require a careful work-up with detailed history, physical and testing. See you Doc/Neurologist ...Read more

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Multiple spots of blood found on a sandwich I was consuming. Concerned about HIV and other disease exposure. What is the risk or testing required?

Multiple spots of blood found on a sandwich I was consuming. Concerned about HIV and other disease exposure. What is the risk or testing required?

Blood spots: This could be from infected gums. How long has it been since your last dental examination and professional cleaning? Recommend 2 appointments. See hour Dentist for evaluation of your oral health. See hour Physician to discuss "HIV and other disease exposure." Be candid with both about your lifestyle, any meds that you take, and any diseases to which you think you may have been exposed. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting boils on my bottom. There really painful and I also have these kind of spots with blood in and after there squeezed it weeps?

Wrong treatments: Recurrent infections mean that the original infections were not eradicated or you keep exposing the area to the same causes. If recurrent, then you may have chronically infected cysts which need removal. Simply opening them does not get rid of the infected parts. Squeezing is bad as it "injects" the infection deeper into the tissues. A surgeon needs to help get rid of these. Enough antibiotics! ...Read more