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Doctor insights on: Purple Spots On The Chest Symptoms

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Why could you have purple spots on your chest with heart pain?

Why could you have purple spots on your chest with heart pain?

Purple spots? : It's hard to be certain by your description, but your words, "purple spots" make me concerned about a condition called "purpura". These are due to bleeding under the skin and suggest insufficient number of platelets. This is a serious condition. You need to be seen asap. This is a pretty good reason to go to the er! ...Read more

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My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?

My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?

Depends: If he has been coughing or vomited recently and every spot is above the nipple line, these spots could be benign coughing peteciae. This you can monitor at home .If not and or any spots extend below the nipple line, it could be something more worrisome.If you are not sure, a visit would help rule out any other issue. ...Read more

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Small spots on upper chest, red in colour. Not itchy. Is this a symptom ov HIV, even tho had a rapid finger prick test at 27 week and result was Neg?

Doubtful but: Skin rash can be caused by many things including viral infections other than HIV. You did not mention whether you have had unprotected sex during the past 40 weeks and thus a negative test at 27 weeks cannot tell you whether you have contracted HIV or not. Nonetheless if it is from another viral infection or a drug reaction, the rash should resolve in ...Read more

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At what stage of leukemia is the symptom of a red spots/rash on arms and chest that are itcy ?

At what stage of leukemia is the symptom of a red spots/rash on arms and chest that are itcy ?

Depends: Unlike solid tumor, there is differet stage, leukemia is usually disseminated disease at diagnosis. For someone without history of leukemia, rash usually is not caused by leukemia (although occasionally leukemia can present this way). For someone with confirmed diagnosis of leukemia, rash could be symptoms of leukemia, or infection, or medication reaction. Check with your oncologist. ...Read more

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