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Tiny Pinprick Blood Dots On Skin
Ouch-it really hurts: External hemorrhoids are basically varicose-vein, and when thombosed (clotted) it sure can cause much pain in the _ _ _. This is easy excised in the office, if you r doc does it, which can relief your pain quickly. If not, topical steroid mixed with Lidocaine such as anapram can help quite a bit. Increase fibers and fluid, avoid straining, and minimize prolonged sitting. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Angiomas: "cherry angiomas are made up of clusters of tiny capillaries at the surface of the skin, forming a small round dome ("papule"), which may be flat topped. They range in colour from bright red to purple. When they first develop, they may be only a tenth of a millimeter in diameter and almost flat, appearing as small red dots. However, they then usually grow to about one or two millimeters across, an. ...Read more
Rash: with what you describe is sounds like folliculitis or inflammation/infection of the hair follicles. Do you shave these areas? With rashes, as a doctor, we must see and feel the rash to really be able to diagnose and treat. Best to see your health care provider to check this rash. Best of luck. ...Read more
Visual DX: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small circular raised mole appeared overnight. Surrounding skin is red w pinprick petechiae. Small petechiae over torso and arms for week come and go?
See a doctor: This needs to be examined in order to even begin to speculate as to what this is. Show this to a doctor and perhaps to a dermatologist. ...Read more
Could Be Anything: With out an exam, it is hard to say from your description. If they have always been there and not changed, then may be small hemangiomas (blood vessels). If they are recent, they could be anything from things similar to pimples, bug bites, fungal infections (ringworm or tinea versicolor), to different types of moles or growths. Have it evaluated at your next doctor visit. Sooner, if changing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemangiomas: All those little red bumps or "blisters" on your body are called hemangiomas. These are hereditary growths. If you were to cut them out and look at them under a microscope, you would see thousands of little blood vessels. Hemangiomas are completely benign growths that never turn bad. I treat them with different lasers and they respond beautifully. ...Read more
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After lots of itching what seems like small blood spots show up under my skin. They are flat and dark purplish. Size: pin dots to small mosquito bites?
Noticed some red tiny dots on skin past year, are they blood vessels?
Have never had them before, appearing on the sides of my upper arms
Need more details: Not all red dots are the same. Your doctor can ask important questions, look at them carefully and in light of all your known medical conditions and diagnose and advise or refer you. ...Read more
Small spots of blood under skin on back appeared suddenly. Not raised, not itchy, no pain. Now fading...something to worry about?
Need more info: Need more information. It would be wise to make an appt with your family physician and have him/her give you a diagnosis after viewing the lesions. ...Read more
So on my right arm i have small flat blood spots under skin. My dr called them petechiea. She wasnt concerned but its freaking me out!
Learn more: Instead of being scared, you should gather more information which will reassure you and take away your anxiety. If you have spots only on your arm(not all over especially on the skin of your legs, you do not have petechiea(unless you had your BP checked on your arm area. If you hahve any further concern(or these get worse) get your bloods counts(CBC Platelet counts) done to be sure they are normal ...Read more
I have tiny little blood spots under my skin on my legs and chest iam 25 and female what does this mean?
Angiomas?: Hard to say without seeing them, but i suspect that they are cherry angiomas, which are like moles except that they are made of small blood vessels. They are harmless - if that is indeed what they are. You really should have a dermatologist look at them in person, so that you'll know for certain what they are. ...Read more
Pigmentation rash but under the skin. Looks like tiny blood spots. Not raised/itchy. Started 3months ago and getting worse. What could it be?
See a doctor: Since I am not there to look at it, i would recommend seeing a doctor just to make sure it is nothing serious :]. ...Read more
Tiny blood spots on skin (about the size of a pin head or smaller, on face above lip). What are they, why are they here & how do I get rid of them?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small, round blue spots under the skin--appear to follow blood vessels--disappear with pressure, return when pressure is relieved?
I have tiny blood spots under my skin on my legs, arms and chest. They are not very noticeable, and they are scattered (not in clusters). I have noticed slight pain in the areas that they are located. What could it be?
I've been tired, dizzy, having red dots on skin, vision cloudiness so i had Blood work. It showed high red blood cells & platelets. Are these related?
Need exam: At minimum this would require visualization and a history to accurately diagnose. ...Read more
Hemangioma: Assuming they've been around a while i suspect these are cherry hemangiomas. ...Read more
Parts of my head are shedding skin (much larger than dandruff, about 3-7mm in diameter). Some also seem to have blood spots. What should I do?
Consult your PCP: Good day, thank you for your question! I would strongly suggest you consult your primary care physician for them to evaluate you. ...Read more
I have hundreds of red pin prick blood spots flat under the skin no one can tell me what they are?
I suddenly have blue spots underneath the surface of my skin. It looks like blood and it is on my leg. What could this be?
Rash on Breast: Rashes on the breast can be caused by many factors. In minor cases, you may be having an allergic reaction. In rare instances, a breast rash may be due to signs of cancer. A rash upon the breast can be itchy and red, or blistery and painful. While many women may experience signs of a rash on their breast, it is important to speak with a physician in order to rule out serious causes for your rash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am getting blood spots under the skin on only my left arm. They appear suddenly and fade away in about 10 days. What causes them?
Doctor can evaluate: Blood spots on the skin are called petechiae (purpura if they are bigger splotches), and are due to blood cells leaking out of the tiny blood vessels in the skin. After the blood cells have leaked out, the area behaves just like a bruise (the body breaks down the blood cells into different colored pigments, and carries them away over a week). The Dr. wants to find out why blood cells were leaking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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