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What can be causes of random yellow spots on skin. I don't think they are due to bruises. ?

What can be causes of  random yellow spots on skin. I don't think they are due to bruises. ?

See Dermatologist: All skin lesions have to be seen. Describe them a little more, like shape, size, number of lesions what parts of the body are affected, your age, anything makes them worst or better, are they raised or flat, do they have blisters or pus, do they disappear in two weeks? ...Read more

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Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more


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Could low dose asa therapy cause you to bruise more easily and to develop purple spots on skin? I am also on HRT and lotrel for hypertension.

Could low dose asa therapy cause you to bruise more easily and to develop purple spots on skin? I am also on HRT and lotrel for hypertension.

Yes: That is a common effect of low dose Aspirin due to the inhibition of blood platelets. If your hypertension is well controlled it can still happen but is more likely if not controlled. As one gets older the skin gets thinner and capillaries get more fragile and tear easier which makes these bruises appear more often. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of tiny red spots on skin? They look like tiny red flat miles. Have had them for years.

What could be the cause of tiny red spots on skin? They look like tiny red flat miles. Have had them for years.

Recommend eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Tiny red spots on skin. Kinda look like tiny cuts and maybe bleeding under the skin. What could this be?.

Tiny red spots on skin. Kinda look like tiny cuts and maybe bleeding under the skin. What could this be?.

Petechiae?: This sounds like petechiae, which actually is small volume bleeding just under the skin. This should be examined by a provider- petechiae have several causes but can be present with platelet disorders, that can affect blood clotting. Occasionally severe infections can cause petechiae, but most people at that stage wouldn't be on healthtap- they'd be in the icu! ...Read more

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What are little red spots on skin and what causes it?

What are little red spots on skin and what causes it?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have red spots on skin after scratching?

What does it mean if I have red spots on skin after scratching?

Dermatographism: Dermatographism means the ability to write on the skin. People with this form of chronic urticaria are sensitive to touch and pressure, as well as scratching. The areas of skin that are touched or scratched get a raised, red and itchy rash. While many people with chronic urticaria have some features of dermatographism, people with true dermatographism have pressure as the only trigger. ...Read more

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Why am i having red spots on skin after shower?

Why am i having red spots on skin after shower?

Red spots : Some people get blotchy red soon after shower or exercise because blood vessels open and form a red patch. This always resolves. It is not a disease but a reaction to hot or cold water, or heat. ...Read more

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What causes dime size red spots on skin?

Not certain.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Wondering why red spots on skin and itchy?

Wondering why red spots on skin and itchy?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What is the cause of red spots on skin th are not itchy and not raised?

Don't know.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more