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Red dots on skin

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 11, 2007
  • 02:56 AM

I was wondering why I have these red dots on my skin. I've read lots about them searching the internet, nut nothing answered my question.
The day they broke out, I probably franctured a rib and I would like to know if this could be the cause? I was doing some work on my car and loosening a bolt when I heard a pop in my rib. It hurt for a while, but after a break it was ok. I did have a cigarette a few moments after (dumb idea, i know). About three days later, it hurt some more for two to three days, but now, 2 weeks later it doesn't hurt at all so I don't suspect it was broken.
The dots are on my arms (few), chest and legs. They don't itch nor hurt and seem to come and go. I have also had a few small blood clots in my mouth.
I have no more pain, no vomiting, no fever, no coughing, nothing else that is different than usual.

Thanks in advance for your answers!

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  • I would also like to know if buying Centrum vitamins could help?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 12, 2007
    • 00:01 AM
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  • Definition of PetechiaePetechiae: Pinpoint flat round red spots under the skin surface caused by intradermal hemorrhage (bleeding into the skin). Petechiae are red because they contain red blood that has leaked from the capillaries into the skin. Petechiae are quite tiny (less than 3 millimeters in diameter) and do not blanch when pressed upon. There are many conditions in which petechiae may be seen. These conditions range from very minor to very major. The common causes of petechiae include local injury and trauma, allergic reactions, autoimmune diseases, viral infections that impair blood coagulation (clotting), thrombocythemia (an abnormally high platelet level), certain medical treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), leukemia and other bone marrow malignancies that may lower the number of platelets, and sepsis (bloodstream infection). Petechiae are commonly seen right after birth in the newborn and after violent vomiting or coughing. Drugs such as the anticoagulants warfarin (Coumadin) or heparin, aspirin, and cortisone can also cause petechiae. pronounced pah-teek-ee-i. Broken ribs hurt a lot and for a long time.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • October 13, 2007
    • 08:17 AM
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  • A good daily vitamin might help with anything.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • October 13, 2007
    • 08:18 AM
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