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I started seeing red spots appearing on my left foot then leg, no pain or iching. I had a total left knee replacement in 1994?

I started seeing red spots appearing on my left foot then leg, no pain or iching. I had a total left knee replacement in 1994?

Go to your doc: You should see your primary care doctor so he/she can get a good look at what these lesions look like. It is hard to say just by verbal description. ...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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10 year old daughter complains of severe aches and pains in her knees ankles shoulders hips and back seeing big red spots, & asthma?

10 year old daughter complains of severe aches and pains in her knees ankles shoulders hips and back seeing big red spots, & asthma?

Unlikely related: The joint pains and asthma are probably not related. The spots may be a rash due to an allergy--and asthma can be triggered by an allergy--these may be related. See a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Lately I have been seeing white and red spots like pimples on my legs, only when I "pop" them they are flat, red in color and burn.?

Lately I have been seeing white and red spots like pimples on my legs, only when I "pop" them they are flat, red in color and burn.?

Pimples: I would not "pop" them as you do not know what they are and that could make them spread. Rashes are hard to diagnose without looking at them. I would suggest you see your physician. ...Read more

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Can anxiety or stress cause visual disturbances? I have been seeing red and green spots in vision. I also notice small things in the air like dust.

Can anxiety or stress cause visual disturbances? I have been seeing red and green spots in vision. I also notice small things in the air like dust.

Depakote, Anxiety: I understand your concern.
Thank you for informing about Anxiety disorder, and using Depakote.
It is likely that your anxiety and visual disturbances are due to Depakote.
Depakote is not a medication for Anxiety.
Anxiety can cause visual disturbances.
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, need for Depakote; discuss decreasing and then discontinuing Depakote; using Ativan (lorazepam) or Xanax; Therapy for stress ...Read more

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9 year old girl. Seeing coloured spots (red, yellow, blue, purple).Spots in centre of vision, not twinkling, no nausea, no headache. Possible causes?

9 year old girl. Seeing coloured spots (red, yellow, blue, purple).Spots in centre of vision, not twinkling, no nausea, no headache. Possible causes?

Possible Migraine: Ocular or ophthalmic migraines present for up to 1/2 hour without headaches. They can be seen with eyes open and closed. If they disappear when the eyes are closed, then it's an attention craving child with a vivid imagination. ...Read more

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Sometimes I see red spots when I close my eyes. Is this normal?

Sometimes I see red spots when I close my eyes. Is this normal?

Red spots: If the spots last a short time, this is ok. If they persist, then call your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have these very small red spots around my nose that u can only see in the mirror. That feel very dry whenever I don't have make-up on. What is it?

I have these very small red spots around my nose that u can only see in the mirror. That feel very dry whenever I don't have make-up on. What is it?

VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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I got my blood drawn and when I turned to see the lady pull the needle out there was red spots that looked like blood im scared it was a used needle?

I got my blood drawn and when I turned to see the lady pull the needle out there was red spots that looked like blood im scared it was a used needle?

Very unlikely: Did you red spots on the needle before it went into you or when it was taken out? No self-respecting outfit would reuse needles.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before seeing a doctor with tonsillitis? No fever or symptoms other than sore throat and red spots on tonsils.

How long should I wait before seeing a doctor with tonsillitis? No fever or symptoms other than sore throat and red spots on tonsils.

Spots on tonsils: Spots on tonsils are called an "exudate." exudates are common in many throat infections and have no specific importance in diagnosis. Persistent fever, trouble swallowing and/or pain determine need to be examined. The more intense or longer these persist, the more one needs to see the doctor. ...Read more

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19 mths, 9.1 kg daughter on 3.75 ml acitaminophen every 5 hrs for 5 days. Now we see small red spots in face after dose that fade away. Opinion please.

19 mths, 9.1 kg daughter on 3.75 ml acitaminophen every 5 hrs for 5 days. Now we see small red spots in face after dose that fade away. Opinion please.

Depends on why: She is on the acetaminophen. This could be related to a virus, reaction to new exposure, but unlikely that it is related to the acetaminophen. Please have her seen by her doctor so that someone can see the rash and properly diagnose it. ...Read more

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My 6 month old learned how to pull his self up he fell and hit his head I don't see any bumps but he has a few red spots that look like blood under sc?

My 6 month old learned how to pull his self up he fell and hit his head I don't see any bumps but he has a few red spots that look like blood under sc?

Head Injury: This was a bump from a position of sitting and is unlikely to cause a bad injury. Observe his behavior and follow his usual routine. The red spots are likely the beginnings of a bruise. Risk factors would be a loss of consciousness and/or repeated vomiting. Have him seen for any concerns. All the best. ...Read more

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My 6yo boy has a red spots above uvula. What could it be and should I bring hin to see doctor over this?

My 6yo boy has a red spots above uvula. What could it be and should I bring hin to see doctor over this?

Red spots: If he has a sore throat, this is a finding we often see with strep. A throat swab for a strep screen and possibly culture, may help sort it out. All the best. ...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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Had an endoscopy today to see why I have extreme fatigue of 4 months / anemia. They said they found a couple red spots to be biopsied - what can it be?

Had an endoscopy today to see why I have extreme fatigue of 4 months / anemia. They said they found a couple red spots to be biopsied - what can it be?

Many possibilities.: Since you just had your procedure today, your memory will be foggy from the sedation you were given. Most likely the endoscopist gave you a report. So you may wish to look at that, or through the papers you were given when you were released to go home. In someone your age, red spots are usually inflammation. The biopsy results will tell you for certain in a few days. Meanwhile take it easy &best2U ...Read more

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I am 18. Had my period for 2 weeks and two days and still going. Barely see brown/red spots on my pad. No pills, virgin and no sexual intercourse. Wha?

I am 18. Had my period for 2 weeks and two days and still going. Barely see brown/red spots on my pad. No pills, virgin and no sexual intercourse. Wha?

Irreg cycle: It's common to have an irregular menstrual cycle when a teen. You can skip periods or bleed too much. Exercise and stress can change this cycle. If you continue to bleed many weeks over 3 months, can get on birth control to regulate them better per GYN MD. ...Read more

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Itchy red spots appear on legs of my mom if she stands for little longer. What it could be, which specialist should we see.

Itchy red spots appear on legs of my mom if she stands for little longer. What it could be, which specialist should we see.

Varicose veins: Wonder if she has varicosities causing red, itchy spots that are worse when she is standing. She may need to see a vascular specialist if that's the case. If no varicosities are present, may get initial exam by family doc and/or dermatologist. ...Read more

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My right eye is swollen and very itchy but I don't see and red spots what should I do?

My right eye is swollen and very itchy but I don't see and red spots what should I do?

Allergy?: You might have introduced an allergen into your right eye (e.g. after petting an animal then touching your right eye). If only the lids were involved, then a contact allergen is more likely the cause- in which case the symptoms may not appear until 24-72 hrs after the contact. Nail polish (before completely dried) is one of the more common causes. ...Read more

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What could it be if joints in fingers are swollen have red spots on them and it's painful to move them What doctor should I see I've seen an ortho?

What could it be if joints in fingers are swollen have red spots on them and it's painful to move them What doctor should I see I've seen an ortho?

Internist/rheum: You should seek the evaluation of a general internist or rheumatologist. Your description suggests, but is not diagnostic for, certain types of arthritis. You should get blood tests looking for "inflammation". Plain X-rays of the affected joints might also be recommended. ...Read more

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I have 5 red spots on the roof of my mouth. No other symptoms. What could be causing them, and should I see a doctor or wait and see if they go away?

I have 5 red spots on the roof of my mouth. No other symptoms. What could be causing them, and should I see a doctor or wait and see if they go away?

Irritation: Since you have no pain they are not likely cause by the virus that causes cold sores. If adjacent to a tooth it could be your tooth brush is not drying out completely between uses. Alternate TB if this is the case. Foods can irritate minor salivary glands or smoking. All of the above should clear up in 2 wks or less. If not, you need to see a health professional. ...Read more

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My mother has red spots on the back of her head they look like little blisters I need to know if we need to go see a doctor immediate?

My mother has red spots on the back of her head they look like little blisters I need to know if we need to go see a doctor immediate?

It does not: Sound like an emergency (most rashes are not!) Your mom may have Herpes Zoster (Shingles) In any case she should be checked out after the weekend bu her PCP (Primary Care Provider)
Hope this helps and hope your Mom feels better! ...Read more

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I have these red spots in the palm of my hand, most of the time I can't see them because they match my skin color but sometimes I get a burning sensation. Usually though they are not noticeable but when I touch them they feel similar to warts. Only they a

I have these red spots in the palm of my hand, most of the time I can't see them because they match my skin color but sometimes I get a burning sensation. Usually though they are not noticeable but when I touch them they feel similar to warts. Only they a

Get seen?: Based on your description, I think your intuitive diagnosis is probably correct. These are likely form of Wart. Other possible diagnosis are much less likely as they occur on palmar surfaces. I suggest you see your primary doctor or a dermatologist and biopsy one of these lesions and then treat the rest with one of a variety of treatments. Then you can stop worrying about them! Get well soon. ...Read more

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I have small red spots developing around my belly for no reason. They are not itchy or sore. What could this be and should I see a doctor?

I have small red spots developing around my belly for no reason. They are not itchy or sore. What could this be and should I see a doctor?

Without further info: ...as to the appearance, extent, duration, circumstances of development (e.g. drug eruption, allergic reaction, insect bite (s), systemic illness) its impossible to advise you, other than to agree that it is indeed time to seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Random red spots, most tiny but some like moles on upper arms, abdo, breasts, since 3-4 weeks ago. Petechia? Should I see my doc?

Random red spots, most tiny but some like moles on upper arms, abdo, breasts, since 3-4 weeks ago. Petechia? Should I see my doc?

Rash: With the recent onset of this rash, I would see your doctor. You can try some Diphenhydramine (benadryl), as this will help if it is allergic in origin. Feel better! ...Read more

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I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. What are they?

I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. What are they?

Possibilities: There is a possibility that it can be a sexualy transmitted disease but another possibility is pearly papules (photos can be seen using search engine - i.e. google images). These are benign not contagious and common so possibly nothing to worry about. If there is any question as to the cause see your MD. ...Read more

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I have red spots across my abdomen which aren't itchy as well as to big concentrations of redness on the lower ab.

I have red spots across my abdomen which aren't itchy as well as to big concentrations of redness on the lower ab.

Red spots: Red spots could mean anything. It could be bleeding under the skin. It could be cherry nevus. The best thing to do is to see your doctor or a dermatologist to determine which one it is. ...Read more