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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?

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 more

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Have pin sized blood spots under my skin.(torso, arms) 2raised bigger ones on torso. What could be the cause? Bright red. Not a lot, but enough to see

Have pin sized blood spots under my skin.(torso, arms) 2raised bigger ones on torso. What could be the cause? Bright red. Not a lot, but enough to see

Get checked: It sounds like you are describing cherry angioma, a benign blood vessel growth that is very common. However, i advise any time seeing something new or changing on your body go get it checked by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Would heat stroke cause red non itching spots on skin as an after effect? Possibly burst blood vessels?

Would heat stroke cause red non itching spots on skin as an after effect? Possibly burst blood vessels?

Heat stroke: will cause ataxia and anterior vermal cerebellar atrophy on CT / MRI. ( see photo ) With permission from my teaching file. ...Read more

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High fevers, coughing up mucus with blood, bad smell from mucus&body skin. X-ray showed black spot on lung is this a cause of being a 40year smoker?

High fevers, coughing up mucus with blood, bad smell from mucus&body skin. X-ray showed black spot on lung is this a cause of being a 40year smoker?

Infection/spot: You need to follow up with your physician for a ct scan of your chest. It sounds like you have bronchitis or pneumonia; however, all bets are off in a smoker: get checked! ...Read more

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What could cause tiny spots of blood from anus?

Could be many: Things from benign to very serious. Please see a specialist such as colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist and better to be seen when actually bleeding or with a sample to be able to confirm that what you are seeing is actually blood. ...Read more

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I have raised blood spots on my skin. What are they?

I have raised blood spots on my skin. What  are they?

Hemangioma: Assuming they've been around a while i suspect these are cherry hemangiomas. ...Read more

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What could cause slight spots of blood to come out while blowing one's nose?

What could cause slight spots of blood to come out while blowing one's nose?

Blowing hard: Blowing your nose hard could cause small blood vessels i nose to break and bleed. Steroid nasal sprays for allergy could do it. Dry nose could contribute as well. In some cases a tumor might cause this. If persistent get an ENT exam. ...Read more

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There are spots of blood in my 2-month-old's diaper. What could cause this? Should I be worried?

There are spots of blood in my 2-month-old's diaper. What could cause this? Should I be worried?

Maybe: You did not list a gender or where on the diaper it was found.Any infant can have bloody stools if they are hard and scratch the outlet. Infants can also have a pinkish crystal that is part of normal urine.When your questions are brief and provide little information, it is hard to be more specific. ...Read more

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I occassionally get tiny bright red blood spots on tissue from anus. Causes? Should I be worried?

I occassionally get tiny bright red blood spots on tissue from anus. Causes?  Should I be worried?

Likely benign: Given your age and the minimal amount of blood this is most likely related to hemorrhoids/ perianal skin fragility. If you have a significant family history of colon cancer/ inflammatory bowel disease make sure you mention it to your PCP at the next well visit. An exam of the perianal area/rectal during the same visit will probably answer your question. ...Read more