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Doctor insights on: Red Spots On Upper Arm

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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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Been in remission for 4yrs. a month ago wb 13.3k and platelet 185k. today i see very light red spots on upper lft arm, i suspect it's petechia ADVICE?

Been in remission for 4yrs. a month ago wb 13.3k and platelet 185k. today i see very light red spots on upper lft arm, i suspect it's petechia ADVICE?

In remission? : In remission - for what illness? Have you had follow-up CBC to see of WBC has come down? Also, with the elevated WBC of 13.3, was the main WBC cell type neutrophils or lymphocytes (or other)? BTW, Do keep your next physician appointment, be it primary care or specialist. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Small yellow cluster spots red around it on upper arm and tiny five cluster brown sports right above chest not red what could this be?

Small yellow cluster spots red around it on upper arm and tiny five cluster brown sports right above chest not red what could this be?

Needs 2B seen by Dr: It's difficult to determine by your description alone, and best and fastest to be seen by your doctor to determine what it is, and treatment options. S'he can refer you to an dermatologist if it is unusual in presentation, but often it's something your doctor has seen before, and will be simple to treat. ...Read more

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Area on upper arm where strap of heavy backpack was now has tiny little red spots, like I scratched too hard. Pink area of irritation too. What is it?

Area on upper arm where strap of heavy backpack was now has tiny little red spots, like I scratched too hard. Pink area of irritation too. What is it?

Friction burn.: Could certainly be an area of irritation related to the strap, either from direct friction burning or from compression of the hair follicles in the skin 6folliculitis). Start with warm soaks to the area. ...Read more

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What should I do ER or my dr tomorrow I have a bruise looking mark with red spots on the right side of back and another one starting on my left upper arm

What should I do ER or my dr tomorrow I have a bruise looking mark with red spots on the right side of back and another one starting on my left upper arm

Without : Without being able to examine you or ask more questions, it's impossible to tell what is going on or how serious it is. You should call your doctor's office and ask for advice. Almost all doctors' offices have after-hours medical advice lines run by nurses or physicians and they will be able to direct you either to the er, or instruct you to wait for an appointment in the morning. ...Read more

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I have these very tiny red spots the size of fire ants all on my upper arms. Huge painless "bruise" on my one upper arm. Could these be from bed bugs?

I have these very tiny red spots the size of fire ants all on my upper arms. Huge painless "bruise" on my one upper arm. Could these be from bed bugs?

Picture=1000 words: W/o a seasoned doctor taking a look or picture of the lesion, it is hard to say what it could be. A lot depends on answers to questions he/she may pose: do you have a new or old mattress? Do u use any chemical / cosmetics? Any medical problems that run in ur family? Any other signs/symptoms (weight loss, etc.)? It could be benign (insect bite, petechiae) or it could be a sign of something ominous. ...Read more