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Why Do Some Think Petechiae Is Harmless
Petechiae: A medicine, such as Aspirin or blood thinners (anticoagulants). Infection that causes the buildup of toxin in the blood or tissues (sepsis).A bleeding or clotting disorder, such as hemophilia, von willebrand's disease, thrombocytopenia, or another less common bleeding or clotting disorder. Other diseases that affect clotting. ...Read more
Sign of bleeding: Petechiae result from bleeding from small vessels which result either from a blood disorder, most commonly low platelet count, or a disorder of the blood vessels. You should be evaluated by a physician and have a complete blood count performed to exclude a serious condition ...Read more
Maybe now: If you are known to have low platelets due to cancer or a bone marrow or immune disorder, and your doctor knows this, you probably needn't worry. If however your doctor does NOT know you have low platelets and the petechiae have just appeared you should be seen TODAY for a platelet count. ...Read more
Petechiae: A medicine, such as Aspirin or blood thinners (anticoagulants). Infection that causes the buildup of toxin in the blood or tissues (sepsis). A bleeding or clotting disorder, such as hemophilia, von willebrand's disease, thrombocytopenia, or another less common bleeding or clotting disorder. Other diseases that affect clotting. ...Read more
I keep getting patches of petechiae in different places. They dont grow larger and disappear after about 24 hours. At ehat point shpukd i be concerned?
Confirm it is petech: It is not easy to diagnose petechiae by non medical folks. if they are real they can not disappear in 24 hours because the real petechiae are small spots of bleeding in the skin. These are caused by either low platelet counts or damage to small blood vessels(vasculitis). You should get a medical checkup to find out what you actually have? ...Read more
See your doctor: Random implies no cause. If you are trying to figure out why you have it consider very hot showers, trauma, shaving, and many other possibilities. Have your doctor take a look and discuss it with her. Often time the pattern or placement explains why it is there. ...Read more
Yes: If a person's skin is rubbed hard enough, some of the tiny blood vessels (capillaries) under the skin will break and appear as blood spots (petechiae). If a person is rubbing just one area of skin, and the petechiae appear just in that area, then the rubbing has caused the petechiae. If petechiae appear in non-rubbed areas, then another problem is causing them. ...Read more
My 7 year old gets small patches of petechiae that come and go for about 8 months now. Should I be worried?
Petechiae not normal: Petechiae are not normal and are caused by low platelets or fragile vessels and if ill, infection, and CBC is a basic test. That said, it is not uncommon for someone to get petechiae on the face from coughing hard, straining or vomiting. It can also be seen from vigorous scratching, something that causes localized suction or a tourniquet-type wrap, and would not need further assessment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can petechiae grow bigger than two millimetres? Mine are almost a centimetre big and are slightly risen. I've had leukaemia before, is it back?
I have petechiae that show up whenever I scratch my skin too much. I've had it for a while but I've never gotten it looked at. Should I be concerned?
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