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Petechiae...please help
« on: April 09, 2014, 06:56:57 PM »
Hi everyone.  Any input would be appreciated.

The past four or five months, I've noticed minuscule pinprick red dots on my legs that come and go.  I'm a nurse and when I'm on my feet all day, at work for example, I notice more of them.  I notice them only on my lower legs/feet.  They are literally little pinpricks, like I was poked with a red pen.  They mostly disappear when I've woken up in the morning.  I got a CBC and metabolic panel done in November and everything came back fine, however my clotting times were not checked.  I'm so worried something is wrong with my liver or that I have a serious problem, it's consuming me :(. Any input would be appreciated.  I have health insurance, but just thinking about going to the doctor makes my anxiety ten times worse...
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Re: Petechiae...please help
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2014, 07:53:53 PM »
I've heard of that being caused by exercise before; I imagine being on your feet all day could cause something similar.  I think blood pressure is very strong in the lower legs or something?  Yeah, as you can tell, I'm not a doctor.  But if your blood counts were good I doubt you need to stress.
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Re: Petechiae...please help
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2014, 09:21:03 PM »
I have these too and they do scare me sometimes. I don't know if mine come and go because I don't pay attention enough but I would say you're right on the money with standing all day. Mine didn't pop up until I started standing on my feet for 11 hours a day in horrible shoes (and yet I still haven't bought better shoes  ::), go figure). I'm almost positive this is a common thing for people like us who stand all day! Most people just don't pay attention to their bodies like we do.
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Re: Petechiae...please help
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2014, 08:26:32 AM »
I've had these little red spots, I read somewhere stress can also bring it on, I ran to my dr scared when a huge one came up, (called a purpura) she says nothing to worry about unless your absolutely covered in them, then time yo run blood tests!
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