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Petechiae And Thyroid
Petechiae is a symptom in which a person has rashes of little purplish dots on the skin and other surfaces. Petechiae are caused by tiny hemorrhages (tiny bleeding spots under the skin), and can be caused by bleeding disorders, infections, excessive pressure on some capillaries ...Read more
I have dermatillomania and pick my cuticles on one hand. Have for years. Could this cause petechiae (formed over years) running up this same arm?
Yes!: Could be sign of infection, traveling up your arm. Is it warmer than other arm? Thicker? Fact that it's been happening gradually means its slow, not acute. Plus you take nsaid, which increases likelihood of bleeding issues (and advil=ibuprofen, so i hope you dont take both). Things i'd talk to your doc about next: top 2 clotting probs, thyroid, possibility of needing ssri for picking. Be well. ...Read more
Some petechiae(doc confirmed) on trunk/left arm. CBC shows mildly low MCHC (31.4)& mildly high MPV (11.6). WBC w/diff,RBC,platelets,etc ok. Worrisome?
May not be worrisom: We would to know a lot more to say if this is a problem. What medications do you take, what other medical problems do you have. These could occur for a variety of reasons and you would need other testing as this may be simple like trauma or more related to an internal medical problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi, happy new year. Can hard scrubbing of the skin cause petechiae? And if yes, why does my petechiae keep coming and going, if I've stopped scrubbing
I have petechiae that show up whenever I scratch my skin too much. I've had it for a while but I've never gotten it looked at. Should I be concerned?
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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