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Petechiae And Purpura Are Common Signs Of
Various causes.: Outputs is bruising. Petechiae or tiny areas of bleeding into the skin. This can occur with low or dysfunctional platelets or other bleeding problems. It can also happen with inflamed blood vessels (vasculitis). There are many potential causes such as drug allergy, use of anticoagulants, and various blood diseases, but it is not normal. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Sometimes I get purpura or petechiae on my chin around a 15 y/o scar. I don't injure the area. Why would this happen? I've heard it can be serious.
Not serious: Localized lesions like this are due to local factors such as rubbing, pinching, etc. ...Read more
I have sudden onset burning tingling in legs, first one lower, then both and then total legs, within 2-3 wks, petechiae, purpura & thrush?
Biopsy petechiae right arm: spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis w/purpura. Drug eruption in a pt. W/underlying psoriasis or eruptive psoriasis exacerbated by a drug. What does this mean? Drug allergy?
See your doctor: This is what is called a "descriptive" path report. In these cases we construct a list of conditions that can produce this type of reaction pattern then try to narrow it down if possible. In these cases a good solid history needs to be taken to identify any possible cause (drug or other). I am afraid this can be a challenging process and sometimes we do not find the actual diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more
Dx type1 vonwillebrand w/o fam Hx. Lately getting a few petechiae on eyelids w/o trauma/straining/vomiting. Web says periorbital purpura=amyloid but could VWD+drinking alcohol also explain? Hem/onc prev thought all ok but hasn't seen me sincethis began
Just watch it: Even though you might have found the link between "periorbital purpura" on my own website, there are lots of other possible causes, including fragile vessels from any cause, mild platelet dysfunction (maybe from vWD), and other stuff not nearly so deadly as amyloidosis. And you're getting older and more sun-damaged, which itself weakens the small vessels some. Just follow your vWD. Best wishes ...Read more
Can the petichiae of haemophilus meningitis vs henoch-schonlein-purpura be distinguished clinically?
Yes and no: No clinician would take chances. The history and symptoms would tilt the balance either way. Most patients end up having a lumbar puncture if there is any clinical suspicion for meningitis. Remember that rashes may be in different stages and that will make impossible to differentiate. ...Read more
My 7 yr old dtr has petichiae/purpura onlower legs that wrap around to shin. It has been there for 2 years and we have ruled out schonleins.?
My 7 year old daughter has petichiae or purpura on her lower legs that wrap around to the shin it has been there for 2 years and we have ruled out sch?
Keep looking.: Purpura is the result of blood leakage into the skin. It may represent a relatively benign condition or herald the presence of a significant underlying disorder such as low platelet levels, coagulation factor deficiencies, or a vascular defect. Testing should be continued until the cause is found, particularly if fever is also involved. ...Read more
Bleeding into the skin, doesn't blench on pressure. If associated with fever without localizing signs, indicates high risk for serious bacterial infection, e.g. Bacteremia, sepsis, meningitis.
Viral rash, on the other hand, very common; seen as macular or maculo-papular rash that blenches on pressure. I assume, you are talking about viral rash. If petechiae, must see a doctor. ...Read more
Not per se:
Petechiae are not a presenting symptom of Hodgkin. If a person is treated with chemo, then petechiae may occur due to the toxicity of chemotherapy.
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4m/o diagnosed with petechiae the only sign is purple dots on shin. Prim dr said there's nothing they can do, but was wondering if there was something?
Platelet count?: Petechiae occur when platelets are low, or with vasculitis. You do not mention if the patient had low platelets. Wiskott aldrich syndrome (was) is an x-linked genetic condition where males have low platelets, immune deficiencies with frequent otitis media, and increased risk of lymphoid cancer. X-linked thrombocytopenia is a mutation in was gene that doesn't cause cancer or frequent infections. ...Read more
Not common: But it happens. When you wretch you produce high intrathoracic/abdominal pressures and impede blood return from the head / neck. This occasionally will produce petechiae or conjunctival hemmorhage. It is more common in those who have taken a non steroidal or antiplatelet agent. ...Read more
Had normal CBC w/diff 3 wks ago. Platelets lower side of normal. I have developed a tiny bit of petechiae on shin. Could this be a sign of leukemia?
Unlikely: You do not expect petechiae unless there is a drastic fall in platelet counts. Moreover you are not expected to have a normal CBC if you were to have leukemia. if you feel well ignore your concerns as baseless. If you feel unwell, then repeat your CBC and go see your doctor for examination. Petechiae are difficult to see for a lay person. ...Read more
How common petechiae during 38 weeks of pregnancy? Most prominent on my chest and lower legs with a few on arms. Bp is 119/73
Thrmbocytopenia: A low platelet count during pregnancy can be detected during routine screening, while gestational thrombocytopenia, or low blood platelets during pregnancy, occurs in about 7-8% of all pregnant women and usually resolves after pregnancy. HELLP syndrome is associated with low platelets and other symptoms such as hypertension, and is far more concerning. ...Read more
Individual, few petechiae on on stomach. Normal platelet count and CBC. No NSAID use. No other signs or symptoms. What is the cause? Is it concerning?
No concern: Nothing to worry. Ask your doctor to confirm presence of ptechiae versus others. Sometimes, very small benign hemangioma or other rash (subcutaneous bleeds from scratching vs other rash) can mimic ptechiae. Go to see your doctor if you see more rash on your body/extremities etc. ...Read more
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
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
I don't believe so. Here is an interesting report. Please see your family doctor asap. :vital signs: a stress case or a serious disease? - discover. ..
Sep 17, 2011 - petechiae can be a side effect of Aspirin use. Infections can lead to petechiae, which. ..Best wishes. ...Read more
Why do I suddenly have petechiae. I only had it once before 4 months ago. I thought it was an allergic reaction to something.
Petechiae: Petechiae are small red to purple spots on the skin caused by broken blood vessels. They are commonly seen in patients with low platelet counts or those with physical skin trauma. They can be seen in vasculitis (blood vessel inflammation) that can be part of a drug reaction or from an infection. The usual ige mediated allergies cause hives and not petechiae. ...Read more
I have petechiae with no harmful conditions linked. Do the dots ever go away? How can I prevent more dots from showing up on the skin?
Yes: These are small areas of bleeding under the skin. There are many causes from — including prolonged straining, certain medical conditions, specific types of injuries and some medications. These will typically resolve once the blood is resorbed. ...Read more
What would cause me to have petechiae on my shoulder last week after scratching there and it went away now small line of petechiae on my beltline?
Woke up with severe upper right back pain. Very sharp. Had a cluster of petechiae appear the other day that is still there a little. Is this related?
Are some people more prone to petechiae than others? I am fair skinned Caucasian and 38 wks preg. Would that make me more likely or is it concerning?
I have had mild thrombocytopenia in the past where I would get petechiae when I would bump into something but recently whenever I scratch I get them?
I knocked my shoulder against a door and the next day definite petechiae appeared in that spot, I don't recall this ever happening before. Should I wait to see if they resolve or is this serious?
Contusion: An injury like that. Is a contusion and could be associated with both petechial and black and blue discoloration. It takes days for these to clear. ...Read more