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I have these tiny red dots on my legs they are near my ankles, knees, and thighs, sometimes on my arms and chest. I have many bruises. What is this?

I have these tiny red dots on my legs they are near my ankles, knees, and thighs, sometimes on my arms and chest. I have many bruises. What is this?

See a doctor: Bruising without injury may indicate a problem with the cells on your blood that are involved in clotting. The " tiny red dots" could be related to the bruising. Please see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Spotted 4 tiny red dots on my left leg. Looks like sb took a red fine tip pen & drew 4 dots in a row equally spaced.Seems to be dried blood. Any idea?

Spotted 4 tiny red dots on my left leg. Looks like sb took a red fine tip pen & drew 4 dots in a row equally spaced.Seems to be dried blood. Any idea?

Uncertain: Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensite blisters may occur. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. ...Read more

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I have this weird red blemish on my leg that just appeared. And there are tiny red dots all around my leg.

I have this weird red blemish on my leg that just appeared. And there are tiny red dots all around my leg.

Eval needed: Tough if not impossible to diagnose rashes over the computer. Could be a rash form some allergic contact or a spider bite you did not feel, etc. If it does not go away, Get it checked to assure all is well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My baby is 6 days old, has tiny red dots on arms and legs. Not surface bumps just dots. What is this?

My baby is 6 days old, has tiny red dots on arms and legs. Not surface bumps just dots. What is this?

Petechie: There are a number of rashes commonly seen in newborn babies. The one you are describing does not seem to fit in any of those rashes. I suggest that this baby need to be seen immediately to make sure she is not having low platelets or any other blood cell pathology. ...Read more

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I have tiny pinprick dark red dots around my legs that have appeared in recent days. When i press them they don't get any paler. Is something wrong?

I have tiny pinprick dark red dots around my legs that have appeared in recent days. When i press them they don't get any paler. Is something wrong?

Petechiae: You are describing petechiae, which are caused by bleeding from tiny blood vesselsl. There are many causes. If these are worsening or you have any other symptoms, get them evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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I noticed a small cluster of red/purple/brown dots on my left leg going in a straight line about 3 inches down my leg. should I be concerned?

I noticed a small cluster of red/purple/brown dots on my left leg going in a straight line about 3 inches down my leg. should I be concerned?

Infection?: It might help to upload a picture of this if you can. Infections can spread up the lymphatic vessels. This is usually more linear. Linear groupings of red dots ... hard to say. Groupings of vesicles could be shingles. They usually burn and hurt, you are young for that but could be. Is this in an area where you shave? If so could be an infection in the hair follicles spread by razor. Have eval. ...Read more

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Got big and small red dots in my legs after shaving. Didnt use shaving cream. What to do? Is it because of the shave or not using shaving cream?

Got big and small red dots in my legs after shaving. Didnt use shaving cream. What to do? Is it because of the shave or not using shaving cream?

Folliculitis: Shaving with a dull razor or shaving without lubricant can cause the base of the hairs to get pulled slightly out of the shaft, causing redness and irritation. Using hypoallergenic soaps or shave creams and applying moisturizers after shaving can help reduce this. ...Read more

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I have heaps of tiny little red dots on the lower part of my legs. They are about the size of the end of a needle and do not hurt or itch. What is it?

I have heaps of tiny little red dots on the lower part of my legs. They are about the size of the end of a needle and do not hurt or itch. What is it?

Exam needed: These may be petechiae which can be due to fragility of tiny blood vessels in your skin. It is not possible to be sure without examining them. See your physician if they persist. ...Read more