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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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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?

Not really: This is a common occurrence if the kid has coughed recently or threw up.Distribution of several above the shoulders can happen this way.Random spider nevi that look like peteciae also can be seen in normal kids. ...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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Should I be concerned about petechiae?

Should I be concerned about petechiae?

Sign of bleeding: Petechiae result from bleeding from small vessels which result either from a blood disorder, most commonly low platelet count, or a disorder of the blood vessels. You should be evaluated by a physician and have a complete blood count performed to exclude a serious condition ...Read more

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Why do some think petechiae is harmless?

Why do some think petechiae is harmless?

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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When should I be worried about petechiae?

When should I be worried about petechiae?

Maybe now: If you are known to have low platelets due to cancer or a bone marrow or immune disorder, and your doctor knows this, you probably needn't worry. If however your doctor does NOT know you have low platelets and the petechiae have just appeared you should be seen TODAY for a platelet count. ...Read more

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Can petechia occur in a very small amount?

Can petechia occur in a very small amount?

Varies: Petechiae can represent something as bad as it gets, or can often be seen on the face and eyelids of someone who has a coughing spell. The best way to sort out the cause is have it evaluated. ...Read more

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How to tell why i always get random petechiae ?

How to tell why i always get random petechiae ?

Petechial rash: You need to be checked by hematologist to run for you blood tests related to this phenomenon ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Petechiae?

What is the definition or description of: Petechiae?

Petechiae: Petechiae = tiny red/purple spots on skin or mucus membranes due to broken capillaries. ...Read more

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Can you tell me reasons why i always get random petechiae ?

Can you tell me reasons why i always get random petechiae ?

Lots of potentail: A number of things — including prolonged straining, certain medical conditions, specific types of injuries, infections and some medications - nsaids, quinine, nitrofurantoin, etc. If you are getting them, you should see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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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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