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Tiny red dots & lots of new visible blue & purple veins appeared on my arms and legs. Noticed today, Had blood work recently-normal.Something serious?

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Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Probably not.

The purple veins are most likely a condition called livido reticularis.
This Is a benign condition seen more during the winter (cold) The red dots combined with the livido suggest a vasculitic ( inflammation of the small vessel) this can be seen in viral infections ( self limited) or connective tissue diseases such as cryoglobulonemia or antiphospholipid syndrome. Consult rheumatolgy if persists.

In brief: Probably not.

The purple veins are most likely a condition called livido reticularis.
This Is a benign condition seen more during the winter (cold) The red dots combined with the livido suggest a vasculitic ( inflammation of the small vessel) this can be seen in viral infections ( self limited) or connective tissue diseases such as cryoglobulonemia or antiphospholipid syndrome. Consult rheumatolgy if persists.
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Red dot PROBLEM

If the red dots do not blanch (/turn pale or temporarily vanish) when you push on them, you need rechecked by a Dr ASAP, as could be indication of bleeding problem. Need more history & exam + new lab tests to determine issue.

In brief: Red dot PROBLEM

If the red dots do not blanch (/turn pale or temporarily vanish) when you push on them, you need rechecked by a Dr ASAP, as could be indication of bleeding problem. Need more history & exam + new lab tests to determine issue.
Dr. Donald Alves
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