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Petechiae help

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  • Posted By: playinatTLP
  • September 19, 2012
  • 00:35 PM

Hi, i am a 35 year old male and for the past two months i have had petechiae on my body. It appears mostly on my legs and arms, but also on my abdomen and back. I have been to several doctors and they do not seem worried at all. I have normal blood work and i clot normally. Other than the petechiae i have no other obvious symptoms except some times before they appear i will feel very itchy in a specfic area before they pop up (happens even if i dont scratch that area) they started appearing after i had been ill due to a virus (about a week after i was over the virus). Every test i have done has come back fine but i have no idea why this won't go away. I also have recently had these spots that are much bigger (some the size of a penny). Like the petechiae they do not hurt, are flat, and fade from blood red to lite pink before they go away. I am not on any medication, and the only thing i have taken recently is steroids that were perscribed to try to rid my body of these things. They were completely ineffective. My general health has been good up until this point. I am a 3/4 pack a day smoker and have been overweight for the past year or so....i dont know if that is relavent. If anyone could possibly help i would be greatful. This has got me pretty worried especially since i have no other symptoms. Everything i have read and checked into has symptoms like blood in urine or bm's, bleeding gums, low platelet count,or petechiae on soft tissue (mouth)...i have none of this. Everything i look into seems to be a dead end.

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