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Doctor insights on: Petchiae

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My son has what looks like one petchiae under his eye. Should i be concerned?

My son has what looks like one petchiae under his eye. Should i be concerned?

Concern: I would not be concerned at this point. However, if he has an outcropping of peteciae see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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My son has had a severe cough for 4 days. He has one small red dot on his collarbone that doesn't blanche. Is that petchiae, should I worry?

My son has had a severe cough for 4 days. He has one small red dot on his collarbone that doesn't blanche. Is that petchiae, should I worry?

Cough: Yes he could have a petechia on his collarbone resulting from straining when he coughs . Noneed to worry at the moment. ...Read more

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Is one or two random petchiae spots on a 2 yo leg/stomach anything to be concerned about?

Is one or two random petchiae spots on a 2 yo leg/stomach anything to be concerned about?

Yes: Legs are ok from random trauma, and falls. Abdomen needs to be looked at for many causes. Do not want to alarm you, but the first step is to see the pediatrician, to determine if they truely are petechiae9pinpoint hemorrahges) or bruises. ...Read more

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Can you feel petichiae?

No: Petechiae are small darkish-red flat spots, not blanched off on pressure. ...Read more

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What does petechiae indicate?

What does petechiae indicate?

Low platelets: Platelets are cells that help you blood to clot. Petechiae can occur when platelet counts are low. This can be verified by a simple blood count (CBC) suggest you check if you are certain you have petechiae. ...Read more

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What causes random skin petechiae?

What causes random skin petechiae?

See your doctor: Random implies no cause. If you are trying to figure out why you have it consider very hot showers, trauma, shaving, and many other possibilities. Have your doctor take a look and discuss it with her. Often time the pattern or placement explains why it is there. ...Read more

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