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Hi, I discovered what looks like a patch of petechia on my back that has randomly appeared. I have never had anything like this before. Can you help?
ITP ?: Check this link: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/idiopathic-thrombocytopenic-purpura/basics/symptoms/con-20034239 I hope this helps. If you want to talk more about it contact me by e-mail or text chat or video chat at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more
Petechiae: Petechiae are small red-purple spots on the skin that usually come from trauma or pressure. The very small capillary blood vessels in the skin to break and they leak a small amount of blood which accounts for the color of these spots. Stress is not a direct cause of these. Taking certain medications, like aspirin, will increase your tendency to have them. Alcohol use and vitamin c deficiency also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At what point should the presence of petechia become alarming? I have 2 small splotches in my shoulder and i don't know how they got there.
If recurrent: There is a difference between petechia (tiny red dots) and purpura (brusing). Your description sounds more like bruises. Many people don't know how and/or when they got occasional bruises. If you have easy bruisability and it recurrs often, you should talk with your doctor so that blood tests can be done. If it is an occasional problem that occurs infrequently, there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Im pretty sure I have petechia, single ones a total of 8 of them. I cant find anything on single petechiea, is this normal? photo in files.
It's nothing: to worry about. Scattered Petechia are just a result of trauma to very small blood vessels, capillaries. You can get them after sneezing,coughing,vomiting or if you have something constructive around the area like elastic or tourniquet. Large numbers of petechiae are seen in a variety of illnesses along with other symptoms. Your ibuprofen may be contributing to your development of petechiae ...Read more
HIV: Petichiae occur due to either capillary fragility or to some defect in coagulation, usually platelet deficiency. The latter may occur due to a wide number of mechanisms, many of which can be seen in either acute HIV disease (splenic enlargement or bone marrow disease), or due to any of the infections or malignancies that following profound immune deficiency due to hiv/aids. ...Read more