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Dr. James Dukelow
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Can a toddler get petechiae on his neck from a car seat strap that is too tight?

Can a toddler get petechiae on his neck from a car seat strap that is too tight?

Sure: Toddlers can get peteciae anywhere above the heart level from simple things like a harsh cough, vomiting or a tight strap. The issue is cosmetic and not of any medical significance. Better to be strapped in tight than to fly out of the car in a crash. ...Read more

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Petechiae on three-year-olds neck? . Should I be concerned? Very fair skin. No other symptoms other than light stool this morning.

Petechiae on three-year-olds neck? . Should I be concerned? Very fair skin. No other symptoms other than light stool this morning.

Are you sure?: Petechiae can be serious. Was there a long, hard fit of howling? Choking or coughing? Fever? Any skin signs elsewhere? Sick? Vomiting? ARE YOU SURE THEY ARE PETECHIAE? Take the baby to the DR. ...Read more

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10 month old daughter has few petechiae on neck for a few days, she is well. Today my 3 year old boy has a few petechiae on his ear. Cat fleas?

10 month old daughter has few petechiae on neck for a few days, she is well. Today my 3 year old boy has a few petechiae on his ear. Cat fleas?

Petechiae?: Petechiae are a very particular kind of red spot that does not blanch with pressure and usually is not raised. It can be a sign of serious disease. However they are also common (above the nipple line) in kids just from things like coughing or breath-holding. Flea bites are normally raised, do blanch with pressure, and itch. ...Read more

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3 yo has small petechiae on neck. Cry fits frequently. Had pneumonia wk ago. Fair skin. No other sx. Light stool this morning. Acting and eating fine.

3 yo has small petechiae on neck. Cry fits frequently. Had pneumonia wk ago. Fair skin. No other sx. Light stool this morning. Acting and eating fine.

No worries!: This a very common problem in young children, almost slways caused by protracted vomiting or crying.
as long as the petechiae are located only on the neck and face I would not worry. ...Read more

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Muliple retroperitoneal nodes, Intermediate Uveitis, Petechiae, liver upper limits, left leg swelling, nodes in neck less 1cm, Lower back pain. Thoughts

Muliple retroperitoneal nodes, Intermediate Uveitis, Petechiae, liver upper limits, left leg swelling, nodes in neck less 1cm, Lower back pain. Thoughts

Sarcoid vs lymphoma: Retroperitnoeal lymph nodes and uveitis remind me of sarcoidosis we should also think of lymphoma which could have infiltrated the bone marrow and caused petechiae due to low platelets I advise you to check with your physician to start looking for the cause and stop guessing ...Read more

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Gerd petechiae enlarge liver no hep some blood in urine 2 Swollen glands neck elevated lymphocytes but hiv neg after 7 months? What could it be help!

Gerd petechiae enlarge liver no hep some blood in urine 2 Swollen glands neck elevated lymphocytes but hiv neg after 7 months? What could it be help!

Specialist: My advice is to consult an infectious disease specialist. Although rare, seronegative cases of hiv do occur and require a RNA testing to detect viremia although I would expect the specialist to order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis in your case after he/she evaluates you. Bring all your test results to the appointment. ...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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Are petechiae and tension headaches linked?

Are petechiae and tension headaches linked?

Not with tension HA: If one has low platelets causing petechiae and now also has headache- we need to make sure that this person does not have intracranial bleeding. Off course it will depend on how low is the platelet level, if your platelet is very low- 10k or below- you could have spontaneous bleeding- and it can happen anywhere including intracranial bleeding. Petechiae not related to tension headache. ...Read more

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Petechiae on penis, what does this indicate?

Petechiae on penis, what does this indicate?

Penile petechiae: Penile petechiae are tiny spots of bruises (from damaged superficial capillaries) on the penis. This condition is usually harmless and associated with excess pressure or tension on the penis, particularly in men on anti-coagulant medicines. ...Read more

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What causes petechiae when platelet counts are normal?

What causes petechiae when platelet counts are normal?

Many causes: Platelet dysfunction (count may be normal but platelet function is defective), physical trauma, violent excessive cough can cause petechia especially around the eyes, asphyxiation, . ...Read more

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I have petechiae on my feet. What is this a symptom of?

I have petechiae on my feet. What is this a symptom of?

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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What to do if I have purple petechiae on chest. Is it leukaemia?

What to do if I have purple petechiae on chest. Is it leukaemia?

Not likely leukemia: Petechiae are small (2-4 mm) areas of bleeding under the skin, usually due to a low platelet count. They usually show up first on the lower legs, where the venous pressure is higher. Leukemia is seldom a subtle disease. People with it are usually VERY sick, having fever and fatigue. Other conditions can cause or be mistaken for petechiae. Throw away your home medical encyclopedia, see a real doc. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between a cherry angioma and petechiae?

What is the main difference between a cherry angioma and petechiae?

Color/ blanch/ bleed: Cherry angiomas are bright red and permanent lesions. They blanch with pressure since the blood is still inside the vessel and may bleed a good deal if disrupted.

Petechiae are darker, fade over time, and do not blanch since the blood is outside the vessel. ...Read more

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I just cried excessively and have petechiae under my eyes. Does ice help?

I just cried excessively and have petechiae under my eyes. Does ice help?

Not much: An ice-cold drink (with little or no sugar) is refreshing and healthy, and thus can make one feel better and cry less. A cold pack on the face may help decrease the amount of inflammation caused by the blood cells that have leaked out of the tiny vessels... but the improvement is probably going to be barely noticeable. Be sure not to make the skin too cold and freeze... that would be bad. ...Read more

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How long can petechiae last after bruise id gone. Can't take a long time?

How long can petechiae last after bruise id gone. Can't take a long time?

Muliple reasons: There can be many reasons for petichae some of which are serious and some of which are not. It is important to see a dermatologist to have them evaluated to see which type they are. They may even recommend that you see a blood specialist, known as a hematologist. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between a cherry angioma and petechiae?

Please help! What is the difference between a cherry angioma and petechiae?

Differences: Petechiae appear when capillaries bleed, leaking blood into the skin. These will go away when the blood resorbs. Cherry angiomas area an abnormal proliferation of blood vessel just under the skin surface. These will never go away if left alone. The blood is in your circulation. ...Read more

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What to do if I just noticed I have petechiae on my feet. What is this a symptom of?

What to do if I just noticed I have petechiae on my feet. What is this a symptom of?

Many possibilities: Petechiae are small bleeds into the skin and can be related to many things including exercise, certain meds and vitamin deficiency. ...Read more

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Can cat fleas or mice cause any disease in humans with petechiae and/or gum bleeding?

Can cat fleas or mice cause any disease in humans with petechiae and/or gum bleeding?

Infections: Fleas and mice can be potential sources of infectious diseases that can produce hematologic abnormalities. If you are experiencing these changes, however, you have a bleeding disorder that should be investigated urgently by a doctor. Please go and see somebody right away. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have petechiae under my tongue. It has been there for a month. What could be wrong?

I have petechiae under my tongue. It has been there for a month. What could be wrong?

Liver disease or not: Petechia can mean liver issues. It could also mean blood issues. But it can also be normal under the tongue. See your dentist to see of he thinks it looks normal. If not, a visit to your doctor and some simple blood tests may be in order. ...Read more

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What can I do for petechiae, is there any natural ointments to help this condition, I don't take aspirin.

What can I do for petechiae, is there any natural ointments to help this condition, I don't take aspirin.

Insufficient info: Petechiae are generally due to either low platelet count or vascular fragility. You need to be evaluated to determine the cause and treated according to the cause. Ointment is not likely to be helpful as it is not the skin that is at fault. ...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?

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

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Petechiae (Definition)

Petechiae = tiny red/purple spots on skin or mucus membranes ...Read more