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My 11 month old baby have 2 red spots on the tongue! what does it mean! i done blood test and strep test and everything is ok exept high leukocytes?

My 11 month old baby have 2 red spots on the tongue! what does it mean! i done blood test and strep test and everything is ok exept high leukocytes?

Viral: If you have been seen by a pediatrician to know that the leukocytes are elevated, that doctor should have explained that the chances are this is a viral infection that will pass on its own. But call the doctor back and ask for more information and a diagnosis. ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


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My partner has non-itchy, flat, red spots on his butt, leg & hand. Did a blood test and isn't virus infection. Do you have an idea?

My partner has non-itchy, flat, red spots on his butt, leg & hand. Did a blood test and isn't virus infection. Do you have an idea?

See a dermatologist: Without being able to examine these it is impossible to diagnose. Have him seen and treated appropriately. One concern for lesions on the palms is syphilis. Go and get evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Continuous bruising and red spots that look like blood vessels that burst on legs for no reason blood works normal what could it be?

Continuous bruising  and red spots that look like blood vessels that burst on legs for no reason blood works normal what could it be?

Telangiectasias.: Fine broken blood vessels on the surface of the skin do not indicate any systemic problems which is good. However, if you are interested in treating what is likely a genetic predisposition, the treatment for this is considered cosmetic in nature and can be addressed with the use of laser technology. ...Read more

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Red itchy spots that turned dark has been on skin for 2 weeks took blood test WBC was high no other symptoms but fatigue could this be from mold?

Red itchy spots that turned dark has been on skin for 2 weeks took blood test WBC was high no other symptoms but fatigue could this be from mold?

Possibly: Elevated leukocytosis,or increased white blood cell count, can be due to infection or acute stress reaction. Various conditions can cause pruritic skin rash, such as eczema, urticarial reaction, infection, psoriasis, vasculitis, or purpura. To find the exact etiology of your skin rash, examination, evaluation and test with your physician is recommended. ...Read more

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Itchy legs 6yr ago&became red little spots all over, and are redder when sweat. Blood test is normal. Itchy again, but rash is big like coin. Related?

Itchy legs 6yr ago&became red little spots all over, and are redder when sweat. Blood test is normal. Itchy again, but rash is big like coin. Related?

See a doctor: they sound like hives/urticaria. unfortunately sometimes we can't find a cause. possibly your body reacts to heat/moisture as if it is allergic. I would see a doctor again, but meanwhile, try diphenhydramine/benadryl for the itch and rash. taking a pill like zyrtec/allegra/claritin daily could also help. ...Read more

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Got blood test yesterday. Today spot is bruised with a small red bump in the middle -- can see blood under. Should I be worried? It doesn't hurt.

Got blood test yesterday. Today spot is bruised with a small red bump in the middle -- can see blood under. Should I be worried? It doesn't hurt.

You should be fine: If you can rig up a pressure compress -- it could be as simple as a wad of cotton or gauze under an Ace bandage -- do that. ...Read more

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I got a blood test a couple of days ago and now my arm has turned red from the elbow to the wrist. The spot where the needle was inserted is very touchy.

I got a blood test a couple of days ago and now my arm has turned red from the elbow to the
wrist. The spot where the needle was inserted is very touchy.

Any : Any time a patient has penetration of the skin, there can be risk of infection or other problems. When a needle penetrates the skin, bacteria can be disrupted, causing infection. Bleeding and bruising can also occur, making the skin appear darker red. If a patient has redness or concerns of infection then they should be evaluated for possible infection. It would be reasonable for a patient in that circumstance to call the doctors office who performed the test and inform them of the issue. ...Read more

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I am a month late, negative hpt , one negative blood test 2 days ago. Today i spotted red and on second wipe, nothing.I never spot what can this be?

I am a month late, negative hpt , one negative blood test 2 days ago. Today i spotted red and on second wipe, nothing.I never spot what can this be?

Period coming?: The most likely when you miss a period and have negative pregnancy tests is that you didn't ovulate this cycle, so you didn't have a period. It is likely your period will return but may be heavy this time. Spotting may mean your period is coming. Irregular menses can be caused by stress, thyroid or other hormone problems, weight gain or loss for instance. ...Read more

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4 inch red/purple Bruising down along wrist two days after arterial blood test. Played football yesterday. Worried I have done serious damage?

4 inch red/purple Bruising down along wrist two days after arterial blood test. Played football yesterday. Worried I have done serious damage?

Arterial blood test: The bruising is most likely from the blood test itself. There is almost always some bleeding at the site of an arterial stick for blood. Playing football did not do any additional damage. ...Read more

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Hi.my husband got big spots for years in his head and body.now Dr gives him blood test, they foned him and says Dr need 2 talk 2 u.wht it cud be?

Hi.my husband got big spots for years in his head and body.now Dr gives him blood test, they foned him and says Dr need 2 talk 2 u.wht it cud be?

To share results: The main reason for the follow up would be to share the results and the best plan of care based on the results. Alternatively the doc might talk about a possible referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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I've been feeling cold spots and burning sensations on my left breast area for the past week.Blood test results come back normal.What's going on in me?

I've been feeling cold spots and burning sensations on my left breast area for the past week.Blood test results come back normal.What's going on in me?

Perceptual problem.: I would imagine that all is well and if you or a another person touching the same area it would feel normal. On the other hand you are on several meds one or more of which may cause this as a side effect. Speak ti your health professional and perhaps that wi`ll get you the answer. ...Read more

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Recurring petechiae spots on back of hands (doctor confirmed). Blood test a week ago showed normal platelets, normal PPT/INR. Alarming?

Recurring petechiae spots on back of hands (doctor confirmed). Blood test a week ago showed normal platelets, normal PPT/INR. Alarming?

Possible vasculitis: Petechiae may be blanching or non blanching. ie goes away when you press on it and then returns when you let go vs. not going away. Low platelets are a cause but not the only cause. Vasculitis or inflammation of the blood vessels may also do this. Normal platelets does not rule out this possibility. Its not normal to have petechial rash and needs workup with an internal medicine doctor ...Read more

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Bruises in legs CBC blood test normal,s.g.p.t normal,s.g.o.t normal what is the cause of these bruises?

Bruises in legs CBC blood test normal,s.g.p.t normal,s.g.o.t normal what is the cause of these bruises?

Bruises: Hi, it seems your CBC and liver function test are normal but how's your PT/PTT (coagulation tests), why are you taking Leflunomide and Sulfasalazine, inflammatory bowel dx? Leflunomide can cause low platelet which could lead to easy bruising,
R u taking any Aspirin, Ibuprofen?
Also you are on Steroid which can make the skin thin and causes rupture of small vessels under skin with slight trauma. ...Read more

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Got a really bad bruise after blood test, help?

Got a really bad bruise after blood test, help?

See below: A small number of normal people get a bruise after blood draw and vast majority of these resolve without any serious consequences. Is the bruise stable? If it is growing, contact your doctor. If it is not growing, has no redness beyond the bruise and is not painful, you may leave it alone and it will resolve. It may go through a change of colors like brown, greenish-blue and yellow. ...Read more

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How long should bruising last after having a blood test taken?

About one week.: Bruises/hematomas are caused by a ruptture of underlying blood vesses with subsequent release of blood contents. This often happens during blood tests. It takes about 7 days to clear this from the tissue. ...Read more

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I always get arm pain after IV or blood test sometimes bruise regardless of where the needle was. Should I be concerned?

I always get arm pain after IV or blood test sometimes bruise regardless of where the needle was. Should I be concerned?

It depends: Whether you should be concerned depends on how big the bruise is and whether you have any problems with your blood clotting factors. If you are worried you could get your blood checked to make sure you don't have a problem that would you have a tendency towards bleeding easily. ...Read more

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Would a week old bruise effect a d dimer blood test? They took blood a week ago that left a big bruise. Getting blood drawn tomorrow for ddimer

Would a week old bruise effect a d dimer blood test? They took blood a week ago that left a big bruise. Getting blood drawn tomorrow for ddimer

D-dimer: This test measures inflammation, and has been used as a possible preliminary test for possible blood clots. It may be elevated due to this bruise ...Read more

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Can you advise about 3 red spots on my forearm that appear like bruises or bites? They don't hurt or itch, & I've been wearing long sleeves all day.

Can you advise about 3 red spots on my forearm that appear like bruises or bites? They don't hurt or itch, & I've been wearing long sleeves all day.

No: You would need to be examined for anyone to offer an informed opinion about these. However, if they are bites they will most likely disappear in a day or two. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've had trouble purging. Today, I was able to purge and there was bright red spots in my vomit. No red foods at all. Blood? Is it a concern? Any ER?

I've had trouble purging. Today, I was able to purge and there was bright red spots in my vomit. No red foods at all. Blood? Is it a concern? Any ER?

Doctor visit.: First of all, purging is a symptom of a medical problem which needs attention all on its own. Purging is not normal or healthy, and can have massive consequences not only to your teeth and stomach but your mental health and entire body. Second, people who purge are at high risk for esophageal injury as well as stomach lining injury. Please see your primary care doctor or visit the ER. ...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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Small bruise with red spots appeared out of nowhere, don't recall injury. I made a dr appt--petechiae worry me. Did I act too quickly? What can dr do?

Small bruise with red spots appeared out of nowhere, don't recall injury. I made a dr appt--petechiae worry me. Did I act too quickly? What can dr do?

Your physician will: examine your entire body, check your CBC, coagulation studies and metabolic function. You did NOT act too quickly. ...Read more

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I have stabbing pains in my right chest and now just noticed for the first time it appears I now have some red spots on my right chest. They are tiny, so is it possible I have internal bleeding? Is it blood rising up to the last layer of skin? Also, what

Shingles: If the red spots progress to a rash that is in a patch, or swath of skin that matches a dermatome you probably have shingles. If you have other symptoms, like short of breath, fast heart rate, fever, nausea then you should head to urgent care. Shingles is sooooo painful, and you need to see your doc for meds and a shot. ...Read more

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Why do I have red spots on my arm that hurt like a bruise?

Why do I have red spots on my arm that hurt like a bruise?

Don't know: I don't know why you have spots on your arm without taking more history and seeing them. The information you provided is not enough to make diagnosis. ...Read more

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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter ...Read more


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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more