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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 are the blood spots that keep appearing on my skin?

What are the blood spots that keep appearing on my skin?

Need exam: At minimum this would require visualization and a history to accurately diagnose. ...Read more

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My husband woke up went to use the restroom and has blood spots on his shorts a thick string of blood out the tip and dry blood all around the head.

My husband woke up went to use the restroom and has blood spots on his shorts a thick string of blood out the tip and dry blood all around the head.

Hematuria: He has what is called hematuria which mean blood in the urine
most hematuria caused by kidney stone but most of the stone will have pain with it
the other possibility is infection bladder is first then could be in the male prostate both can cause hematuria
either way he needs to have his urine tested and he might end up have to have like renal cat scan to make sure it is not from his kidney ...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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I have hundreds of red pin prick blood spots flat under the skin no one can tell me what they are?

I have hundreds of red pin prick blood spots flat under the skin no one can tell me what they are?

Red spots: Check your complete blood count asap since you are describing a condition which causes low platelets or someother blood disorders needs to be checked by blood tests not by physical examination. ...Read more

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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

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Why when I squeeze hard pus Pimple type spots does once all the pus and blood is out does it leave a deep hole in my skin?

Why when I squeeze hard pus Pimple type spots does once all the pus and blood is out does it leave a deep hole in my skin?

STOP: Unless you want to go to medical school and specialize in dermatology you are playing with fire: squeezing and abscess will not only leave you open to deeper infection, but will guarantee scarring and recurrence. STOP SQUEEZING!! ...Read more

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So on my right arm I have small flat blood spots under skin. My dr called them petechiea. She wasn't 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

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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?

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?

Cause of itch?: Whatever the cause of the itching, repeated scratching will cause skin spots and lesions as a result. Sometimes moisturizing cream can help. Or calomine lotion if the itching continues. See your doctor if not better in a week. ...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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I have tiny little blood spots under my skin on my legs and chest iam 25 and female what does this mean?

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

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What exactly do lice do? Suck your blood? What's their life span? I have blood spots over my head. Also have dandruff. Use head and shoulders.

What exactly do lice do? Suck your blood? What's their life span? I have blood spots over my head. Also have dandruff. Use head and shoulders.

Human only parasite: Head lice are a human specific parasite meaning it has no non-human carriers like bugs or animals. It lives off human blood, feeding several times a day. It lives close to the scalp to maintain its body temperature & will die after a 30 day lifespanor in 2 days if separated from its food source. It is often passed to a new host in combs, brushes, hats or scarves. It is not effeced by common shampoos. ...Read more

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Hi. My husband got big spots for years in his head and body. Now Dr gives him blood test, they foned him and says Dr need 2 talk 2 u.wht it cud be?

Hi. My husband got big spots for years in his head and body. Now Dr gives him blood test, they foned him and says Dr need 2 talk 2 u.wht it cud be?

To share results: The main reason for the follow up would be to share the results and the best plan of care based on the results. Alternatively the doc might talk about a possible referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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Growing cluster of blood spots on shin under skin, nonblanching, began six mos ago. Normal CBC w/ differential and ERC 3 mos ago. Could it be benign?

Growing cluster of blood spots on shin under skin, nonblanching, began six mos ago. Normal CBC w/ differential and ERC 3 mos ago. Could it be benign?

Anaphylactic purpura: This condition may be due to fragility of your capillary blood vessel walls which makes them leak blood. Usually the cause is a hypersensitivity reaction. This explains why your blood cell counts are normal (only vessel walls are affected which increases your bleeding time in response to minor trauma) ...Read more

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The bites from the pubic lice causing blood spots on my skin?

The bites from the pubic lice causing blood spots on my skin?

Should go away soon: These could just be hyper allergic response to lice. After lice treatment, these should fade away in a week or so. If not, let your doctor examine it for a better assessment. ...Read more

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I think I have big acné fill out of blood and pus all on my head very painful and they became bald spots I wanna why I have this?

I think I have big acné fill out of blood and pus all on my head very painful and they became bald spots I wanna why I have this?

See a dermatologist.: What you are describing sound serious. Blood and pus-filled cysts on your scalp is unusual and sounds like a serious skin disorder that requires a dermatologist. Make an appointment asap. ...Read more

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My mom has found skin cancer spots and she has made her own "blood root remedity". She claims its working. Is this safe? I'm very concerned.

My mom has found skin cancer spots and she has made her own "blood root remedity". She claims its working. Is this safe? I'm very concerned.

Dermatology eval: Skin cancer can be serious and should not go without proper diagnosis and treatment. Your mother should see her dermatologist for evaluation. If the skin spots look suspicious your doctor will do a biopsy and discuss treatment options. It is possible the spots on your moms face are not skin cancer but she should have it checked to be sure. Please do not let her ignore it or self treat it. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I slammed my finger in a door didn't break skin but it aorta turned red with spots like if it's bleeding without actual blood should I be worried?

I slammed my finger in a door didn't break skin but it aorta turned red with spots like if it's bleeding without actual blood should I be worried?

No: Crush injury with bleeding under the surface. Will be swollen, sore, and discolored for 2 or 3 weeks. If it is very stiff/ painful, if it feels like loose/ cracking bone, consider x-ray for fracture. ...Read more

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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

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 more