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Tiny red spots on skin. Kinda look like tiny cuts and maybe bleeding under the skin. What could this be?.
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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: Petechiae?
This sounds like petechiae, which actually is small volume bleeding just under the skin.
This should be examined by a provider- petechiae have several causes but can be present with platelet disorders, that can affect blood clotting. Occasionally severe infections can cause petechiae, but most people at that stage wouldn't be on healthtap- they'd be in the icu!

In brief: Petechiae?
This sounds like petechiae, which actually is small volume bleeding just under the skin.
This should be examined by a provider- petechiae have several causes but can be present with platelet disorders, that can affect blood clotting. Occasionally severe infections can cause petechiae, but most people at that stage wouldn't be on healthtap- they'd be in the icu!
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