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What Causes Blood Spots On The Skin
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
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
Would heat stroke cause red non itching spots on skin as an after effect? Possibly burst blood vessels?
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?
Need exam: At minimum this would require visualization and a history to accurately diagnose. ...Read more
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.
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
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?
SSee derm: Please see your dermatologist asap to discuss treatment options. ...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
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?
My 6month old hit the top of his head and its pink with what looks like blood spots under neath should I take him to the doctor?
Yes: Better get it checkedGet a more detailed answer ›
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
I've had problematic healing of tattoo. Now it looks almost healed but I have a bit of blood under skin. Will it be gone or there will be spots left?
Blood: Should absorb- check with tattoo artist and consult your physician. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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