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Help! can anxiety and stress cause petechiae?

Help! can anxiety and stress cause petechiae?

No : I don't believe so. Here is an interesting report. Please see your family doctor asap. :vital signs: a stress case or a serious disease? - discover ... Discovermagazine.Com/.../17-vital-signs-s... Sep 17, 2011 - petechiae can be a side effect of Aspirin use. Infections can lead to petechiae, which ...Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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I think I have petechiae. It occur on my left arm now right thigh. Purplish dots only on one spot not scattered. Can you get this from stress/anxiety?

I think I have petechiae. It occur on my left arm now right thigh. Purplish dots only on one spot not scattered. Can you get this from stress/anxiety?

Petichiae: These sound as if they may be ecchymoses (deep bruises with bleeding visible thru skin), but might be something else. Not due to stress or anxiety. See a doctor for more specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi, happy new year. Can hard scrubbing of the skin cause petechiae? And if yes, why does my petechiae keep coming and going, if I've stopped scrubbing

Hi, happy new year. Can hard scrubbing of the skin cause petechiae? And if yes, why does my petechiae keep coming and going, if I've stopped scrubbing

Yes: But there are multiple issues possible. Platelet dysfunction. Medications-aspirin and others will cause platelet dysfunction. Abnormal lab testing may show cause. ...Read more

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What causes random skin petechiae?

What causes random skin petechiae?

See your doctor: Random implies no cause. If you are trying to figure out why you have it consider very hot showers, trauma, shaving, and many other possibilities. Have your doctor take a look and discuss it with her. Often time the pattern or placement explains why it is there. ...Read more

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Can scrubbing the skin hard cause petechiae?

Can scrubbing the skin hard cause petechiae?

Yes: If a person's skin is rubbed hard enough, some of the tiny blood vessels (capillaries) under the skin will break and appear as blood spots (petechiae). If a person is rubbing just one area of skin, and the petechiae appear just in that area, then the rubbing has caused the petechiae. If petechiae appear in non-rubbed areas, then another problem is causing them. ...Read more

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Can petechiae be caused by hard scrubbing of the skin with a skin brush? Because when i started scrubbing i noticed i started to get it the next days.

Not really likely: Petechiae is caused by broken capillaries in the skin. This is not really something that can be caused by scrubbing. It is also possible that what you have is not really petechiae and is maybe simple folliculitis. It is probably best to stop scrubbing and wash more gently. If this does not resolve then you should perhaps see you gp. ...Read more

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What would cause me to have petechiae on my shoulder last week after scratching there and it went away now small line of petechiae on my beltline?

What would cause me to have petechiae on my shoulder last week after scratching there and it went away now small line of petechiae on my beltline?

Petechiae: This can be caused by several factors including capillary fragility, decreased numbers of platelets, inflammation of the smaller blood vessels, etc. You need to see a doctor to have this properly evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can cat fleas or mice cause any disease in humans with petechiae and/or gum bleeding?

Can cat fleas or mice cause any disease in humans with petechiae and/or gum bleeding?

Infections: Fleas and mice can be potential sources of infectious diseases that can produce hematologic abnormalities. If you are experiencing these changes, however, you have a bleeding disorder that should be investigated urgently by a doctor. Please go and see somebody right away. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Petechiae (Definition)

Petechiae is a symptom in which a person has rashes of little purplish dots on the skin and other surfaces. Petechiae are caused by tiny hemorrhages (tiny bleeding spots under the skin), and can be caused by bleeding disorders, infections, excessive pressure on some capillaries ...Read more