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Blood Dots on Arms

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 7, 2007
  • 01:26 AM

Sometimes after I wake up in the morning, I notice small pin-sized red dots on my upper arms. After I get out of the shower, they change to a darker red color. They are clustered together and seem to only appear one cluster at a time. They go fade away in about 2 days. But, when they re-appear it is not always in the same exact spot - but always on the upper arms. It seems to be getting more frequent and has gotten to a point where it happens every morning. They do not hurt or bother me, so I am reluctant to see a doctor. I don't know if they appear because I have been sleeping on my arm at night and is caused by the circulation being cut off. Does anyone know what this is? What causes this? What I can do to prevent it?

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  • They are called petechia or petechiae if many and is the escape of a small amount of blood. If you have these along with bruises you might have a bleeding disorder.Do you take aspirin or aspirin therapy?
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    • September 17, 2007
    • 01:46 PM
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