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I noticed I have some petechiae after my shower. Anything to worry about?

I noticed I have some petechiae after my shower.  Anything to worry about?

Petechiae: A medicine, such as Aspirin or blood thinners (anticoagulants). Infection that causes the buildup of toxin in the blood or tissues (sepsis). A bleeding or clotting disorder, such as hemophilia, von willebrand's disease, thrombocytopenia, or another less common bleeding or clotting disorder. Other diseases that affect clotting. ...Read more

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Petechiae (Definition)

Petechiae is a symptom in which a person has rashes of little purplish dots on the skin and other surfaces. Petechiae are caused by tiny hemorrhages (tiny bleeding spots under the skin), and can be caused by bleeding disorders, infections, excessive pressure on some capillaries ...Read more


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4yr w/ staph/salmonella osteomylitis tx: 2wk IV ab & 4wk oral amox- postlab work- mpv 8.1, eoso .43 2mth p pinprick petechiae on hands ++uri's- worry?

4yr w/ staph/salmonella osteomylitis tx: 2wk IV ab & 4wk oral amox- postlab work- mpv 8.1, eoso .43 2mth p pinprick petechiae on hands ++uri's- worry?

Question unclear: If you have a 4 year old with these conditions you should have them seen by a pediatric infectious diseases expert. If this is in an adult it is very unusual to see both staph and salmonella producing osteomyelitis in the same patient. If you are being treated and are having petechiae you need to see a doctor immediately and consider having an echocardiogram and ruling out allergy. ...Read more

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Does petechiae from sjogren's syndrome disappear on its own? I had petechiae and it disappeared within 2 weeks. Dermatologist said it is not to worry.

Does petechiae from sjogren's syndrome disappear on its own? I had petechiae and it disappeared within 2 weeks. Dermatologist said it is not to worry.

Let me explain: This condition emerges when the capillaries near the surface of the body burst, causing small red marks to appear near the site of the rupture. The marks may persist for several days before fading away as the body heals itself, and they can be indicative of a number of medical issues. ...Read more

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Is mild petechiae anything to worry about if I took aspirin and don't have any other symptoms or health problems?

Is mild petechiae anything to worry about if I took aspirin and don't have any other symptoms or health problems?

Petechia: Depends on your meaning of mild. It is not uncommon for individuals on Aspirin to experience mild bruising, but petechia can indicate a platelet problem. You should see your regular physician to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Platelets are normal at 331 but I get Petechiae from scratching and notice more on my body after hot shower. Scared! Am I okay? Normal cbc

Platelets are normal at 331 but I get Petechiae from scratching and notice more on my body after hot shower. Scared! Am I okay? Normal cbc

Need Notbe a concern: With platelet count(number) like this, Petechiae have no meaning or any significance. Some drugs like Aspirin can make platelets non functional for a few days. That is the only factor to look into...otherwise you do not need to do anything further. ...Read more

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I have what looks like petechiae on my whartons ducts. burns when I stretch it, reddened slightly swollen, should I worry?? been a week , cancer?

I have what looks like petechiae on my whartons ducts. burns when I stretch it, reddened slightly swollen, should I worry?? been a week , cancer?

Depends: If it goes away after a few days, I'd not be concerned. But it is persistent, best to ask your dentist to take a look at it. Sometimes these ducts can be obstructed by stone. ...Read more

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Just noticed tiny red dots on the bottom arms, wrist to elbow, online research calls them petechiae? Doesn't itch, nothing changed in life. Worry?

Just noticed tiny red dots on the bottom arms, wrist to elbow, online research calls them petechiae? Doesn't itch, nothing changed in life. Worry?

Rash: 39 year old lady with concern about a rash. Please see your physician to take a look at your rash. Petechiae need to be differentiated from macules, papules, urticaria, and folliculitis, and are best for the trained eye to examine. ...Read more