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I think I have petechiae. It occur on my left arm now right thigh. Purplish dots only on one spot not scattered. Can you get this from stress/anxiety?

I think I have petechiae. It occur on my left arm now right thigh. Purplish dots only on one spot not scattered. Can you get this from stress/anxiety?

Petichiae: These sound as if they may be ecchymoses (deep bruises with bleeding visible thru skin), but might be something else. Not due to stress or anxiety. See a doctor for more specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am getting blood spots under the skin on only my left arm. They appear suddenly and fade away in about 10 days. What causes them?

I am getting blood spots under the skin on only my left arm. They appear suddenly and fade away in about 10 days. What causes them?

Doctor can evaluate: Blood spots on the skin are called petechiae (purpura if they are bigger splotches), and are due to blood cells leaking out of the tiny blood vessels in the skin. After the blood cells have leaked out, the area behaves just like a bruise (the body breaks down the blood cells into different colored pigments, and carries them away over a week). The Dr. Wants to find out why blood cells were leaking. ...Read more

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Hello. My son is 15 years old and has light grey spots on his arms. On the left arm, the spot is very large and is of irregular form.

Hello. My son is 15 years old and has light grey spots on his arms. On the left arm, the spot is very large and is of irregular form.

Advise dermatologist: Although what you describe may simply be freckling or one of many other benign skin lesions, if he has one that is irregular and large this should be evaluated. It's best to check with a dermatologist or you family doctor. ...Read more

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After the blood drawn for the test near elbow of left arm I had a pain in the arm near elbow & forearms for a days now I see some blood spots on arm?

After the blood drawn for the test near elbow of left arm I had a pain in the arm near elbow & forearms for a days now I see some blood spots on arm?

Bruise: Any puncture wound, whether intentional or accidental, can cause pain and bruising. If it is severe pain, or there is spreading redness and swelling, it may have gotten infected and need treatment. If your pain and bruising is minor, don't fret, and it will go away soon. Getting mild pain and bruising is no sign of poor technique either and it can happen with expertly performed blood draws too. ...Read more

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I noticed a bruise on my left arm and I'm not sure where it came from. It also has several small red spots on it. Is this normal or cause for concern?

I noticed a bruise on my left arm and I'm not sure where it came from. It also has several small red spots on it. Is this normal or cause for concern?

Ecchymosis: Ecchymosis or "bruising" is a small soft tissue bleed usually as a result of trauma. Small red spots are sometimes identified as petechia, which is a hemorrhage of small blood vessels. Sometimes these findings can be indicative of disease, in other cases they are normal. ...Read more

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Four welt spots on inner left arm, one starting to blister...what might it be?

Four welt spots on inner left arm, one starting to blister...what might it be?

Blistering: Shingles (herpes zoster) comes to mind unless your arm was exposed to something like poison ivy. Since treatment is available for these entities, get examined by a physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Four welt like spots on inner left arm, one welt now starting to blister---causes?

Four welt like spots on inner left arm, one welt now starting to blister---causes?

Welts: Most common cause would be an allergic response. They also can be cause by systemic diseases and autoimmune diseases. Start with your regular doctor who may then send you to an allergy/immunology doctor. ...Read more

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His chest will feel fuzzy similar to acid reflux after exercise. Often his left arm will ache in spots/feel heavy w/ the weird pain. What may this be?

His chest will feel fuzzy similar to acid reflux after exercise. Often his left arm will ache in spots/feel heavy w/ the weird pain. What may this be?

Kind of "atypical": HOWEVER a EKG/ECHO monitored exercise test is indicated if the "patient" is over 40 or has cardiac risk factors (Family History, Diabetes, Obesity, Hypertension, High Cholesterol) Hope this helps! Good luck and BE WELL Dr Z ...Read more

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I have 3 painless bumps in 3 different spots- left arm, left armpit, & cheek. I'm teenaged. I'm also experiencing a runny nose & sneezing.?

I have 3 painless bumps in 3 different spots- left arm, left armpit, & cheek. I'm teenaged. I'm also experiencing a runny nose & sneezing.?

Bumps, spots,: Please make an appointment to see a doctor about these concerns. If you have to wait for an appointment please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Left arm feels heavy and cold. It is also going purple with white blotches. Vains popping out a bit and feels really tighy.

Left arm feels heavy and cold. It is also going purple with white blotches. Vains popping out a bit and feels really tighy.

Very important: You have not given any details of how long these symptoms have been there. In any case these are very important symptoms that indicate abnormality of circulation in the limb. See your GP urgently as further work up is indicated. ...Read more

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My upper left arm has been twitching for 6 days now, pretty much all day, in the same spot. Should I be worried?

Usually Ok: At your age this is unlikely to be part of a sinister process. Avoid caffeine and see how it goes. If increasing, consider seeing a neurologist. ...Read more

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My upper left arm has been twitching for the past couple of days now, it has been in the same spot and just my left arm. What could be wrong?

My upper left arm has been twitching for the past couple of days now, it has been in the same spot and just my left arm. What could be wrong?

Ans: Sounds like a muscle spasm. The muscles may spasm if they are fatigued. Just one side. You may be lifting or using this arm more try resting and heating the area. If this continues see your doctor ...Read more

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Felt extr pain during blood draw yday in left arm & asked to stop. Still hurts in that spot and nerve clicks when I lift the arm. Will this heal? Thanks.

Felt extr pain during blood draw yday in left arm & asked to stop. Still hurts in that spot and nerve clicks when I lift the arm. Will this heal? Thanks.

Nerve pain: Yes. Sometimes the needle can pierce a sensory nerve under the skin. Apply ice and the pain should resolve in a few days. Neuropathic pain medicine and compound creams can help reduce the pain too. ...Read more