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Tiny blood spots on skin (about the size of a pin head or smaller, on face above lip). What are they, why are they here & how do I get rid of them?

Tiny blood spots on skin (about the size of a pin head or smaller, on face above lip). What are they, why are they here & how do I get rid of them?

Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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So on my right arm I have small flat blood spots under skin. My dr called them petechiea. She wasn't concerned but its freaking me out!

So on my right arm I have small flat blood spots under skin. My dr called them petechiea. She wasn't concerned but its freaking me out!

Learn more: Instead of being scared, you should gather more information which will reassure you and take away your anxiety. If you have spots only on your arm (not all over especially on the skin of your legs, you do not have petechiea (unless you had your BP checked on your arm area. If you hahve any further concern (or these get worse) get your bloods counts (CBC Platelet counts) done to be sure they are normal ...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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I am getting blood spots under the skin on only my left arm. They appear suddenly and fade away in about 10 days. What causes them?

I am getting blood spots under the skin on only my left arm. They appear suddenly and fade away in about 10 days. What causes them?

Doctor can evaluate: Blood spots on the skin are called petechiae (purpura if they are bigger splotches), and are due to blood cells leaking out of the tiny blood vessels in the skin. After the blood cells have leaked out, the area behaves just like a bruise (the body breaks down the blood cells into different colored pigments, and carries them away over a week). The Dr. Wants to find out why blood cells were leaking. ...Read more

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I have tiny little blood spots under my skin on my legs and chest iam 25 and female what does this mean?

I have tiny little blood spots under my skin on my legs and chest iam 25 and female what does this mean?

Angiomas?: Hard to say without seeing them, but I suspect that they are cherry angiomas, which are like moles except that they are made of small blood vessels. They are harmless - if that is indeed what they are. You really should have a dermatologist look at them in person, so that you'll know for certain what they are. ...Read more

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The bites from the pubic lice causing blood spots on my skin?

The bites from the pubic lice causing blood spots on my skin?

Should go away soon: These could just be hyper allergic response to lice. After lice treatment, these should fade away in a week or so. If not, let your doctor examine it for a better assessment. ...Read more

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Have pin sized blood spots under my skin. (torso, arms) 2raised bigger ones on torso. What could be the cause? Bright red. Not a lot, but enough to see

Have pin sized blood spots under my skin. (torso, arms) 2raised bigger ones on torso. What could be the cause? Bright red. Not a lot, but enough to see

Get checked: It sounds like you are describing cherry angioma, a benign blood vessel growth that is very common. However, I advise any time seeing something new or changing on your body go get it checked by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Blood spots rash under skin on left breast at the bottom and it itches a little. I am scared to death. Can this be breast cancer?

Blood spots rash under skin on left breast at the bottom and it itches a little. I am scared to death. Can this be breast cancer?

Probably not: This sounds more like a heat rash or contact dermatitis and not cancer. However, if it does not resolve quickly, you should see your physician. You are young but inflammatory breast cancer typically presents as a skin redness and inflammation and can progress rapidly. ...Read more

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Would heat stroke cause red non itching spots on skin as an after effect? Possibly burst blood vessels?

Would heat stroke cause red non itching spots on skin as an after effect? Possibly burst blood vessels?

Heat stroke: Will cause ataxia and anterior vermal cerebellar atrophy on CT / MRI. (see photo) With permission from my teaching file. ...Read more

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I have hundreds of red pin prick blood spots flat under the skin no one can tell me what they are?

I have hundreds of red pin prick blood spots flat under the skin no one can tell me what they are?

Red spots: Check your complete blood count asap since you are describing a condition which causes low platelets or someother blood disorders needs to be checked by blood tests not by physical examination. ...Read more

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Growing cluster of blood spots on shin under skin, nonblanching, began six mos ago. Normal CBC w/ differential and ERC 3 mos ago. Could it be benign?

Growing cluster of blood spots on shin under skin, nonblanching, began six mos ago. Normal CBC w/ differential and ERC 3 mos ago. Could it be benign?

Anaphylactic purpura: This condition may be due to fragility of your capillary blood vessel walls which makes them leak blood. Usually the cause is a hypersensitivity reaction. This explains why your blood cell counts are normal (only vessel walls are affected which increases your bleeding time in response to minor trauma) ...Read more

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Small spots of blood under skin on back appeared suddenly. Not raised, not itchy, no pain. Now fading...something to worry about?

Small spots of blood under skin on back appeared suddenly. Not raised, not itchy, no pain. Now fading...something to worry about?

Need more info: Need more information. It would be wise to make an appt with your family physician and have him/her give you a diagnosis after viewing the lesions. ...Read more

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After lots of itching what seems like small blood spots show up under my skin. They are flat and dark purplish. Size: pin dots to small mosquito bites?

After lots of itching what seems like small blood spots show up under my skin. They are flat and dark purplish. Size: pin dots to small mosquito bites?

Cause of itch?: Whatever the cause of the itching, repeated scratching will cause skin spots and lesions as a result. Sometimes moisturizing cream can help. Or calomine lotion if the itching continues. See your doctor if not better in a week. ...Read more

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I've been experience a rash on my legs for almost 3 months. It almost looks like little spots of blood under the skin. Not itchy, painful, or scaly.?

I've been experience a rash on my legs for almost 3 months. It almost looks like little spots of blood under the skin. Not itchy, painful, or scaly.?

Purpurin: You might have benign pigmented purpura which is a harmless problem where the small capillaries leak a little blood. No therapy is needed for this harmless condition. ...Read more

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Woke one morning with spots of blood under skin size of hand above right knee. Trimall dislocation ORIF 3 yr ago still pain. Swelling incr. Related?

Woke one morning with spots of blood under skin size of hand above right knee. Trimall dislocation ORIF 3 yr ago still pain. Swelling incr. Related?

See a doctor: This may or may not be related to your previous ORIF but the blood spots need to be evaluated as you may have a bleeding disorder or some vasculitis or other problem. Get seen by a doctor soon ...Read more

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Dry spots on skin, spreading?

Dermatitis: You need to have a doctor lay eyes and hands on the rash for an appropriate diagnosis. Dermatologist are the skin doctors. ...Read more

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What can cause weird round dark spots on skin?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat dark spots on skin?

Depends on what: They are. These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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What's the best way to lighten dark spots on skin?

Skin: Hydroquinone is still the main treatment but you should see your dermatologist to get the best therapy. ...Read more

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White itchy spots on skin?

White itchy spots on skin?

Assessment will tell: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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What is good for white age spots on skin?

What is good for white age spots on skin?

See: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This way you can get the best treatment for these spots. ...Read more

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Age spots on skin? What exactly are age spots?

Age spots: The term ‘age spots’, or lentigines, refers to the brownish spots that, over time appear on your face and body as a result of overexposure to the sun. As we age our skin is subjected to more and more sun damage. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions, fading brown spots on skin?

Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What are white crusty spots on skin, size of a dime, several on body, am a smoker and alcoholic.

Many possibilities: Suggest you see your primary care doctor. While letting him/her evaluater your skin, the major issues of your well being ie your alcoholism and smoking need to be addressed the sooner the better. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has had age spots on skin. But there's a.new group that has popped up overnight it seems. He's looks sickly thin. Pleaae direct me.

Skin cancer?: See dermatologist right away, could mean sign of other internal disease too if sickly looking, if smokes even more at risk ...Read more

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What causes dime size red spots on skin?

Not certain.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dark spots on skin?

How can I get rid of dark spots on skin?

Combination Therapy: Combination therapy is the best way to get rid of dark spots. This means using a prescription retinoid and fade creams. Chemical peels and laser are also very effective. Sunblock is also critical. Dermatologists specialize in removing dark spots. ...Read more