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pin point blood dots on skin? sandra marie! Due March 15; 1 child; Oregon 912 posts
18th Nov '11

For a year or so I've had these tiny, red, pin point blood dots on my body (arms, chest) & it seems like they are slowly getting worse. Does anyone else have this?



I'm pretty sure I have KP (Keratosis Pilaris or 'chicken skin'), I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it since I've had that all my life.

Zipo Bibrok [LIVR] 3 kids; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 10565 posts
18th Nov '11

KP gets worse if you gain weight. They make special soaps for it.

AMBERLYNN[Masons Mommy]+1 Due October 29 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 194 posts
18th Nov '11

*watching*



I have it too and I have no idea what it is. I noticed it a few months after my son was born while sitting in his doctors office under the florescent lighting. They could have been there before, but I never took notice to them.

The Great Mustachio Suck It, PO, Uzbekistan 9383 posts
18th Nov '11

It's called Purpura (if it's what I'm thinking of) it can be a symptom of many different things though.

Makeup Geek 34 kids; Fiji 1904 posts
18th Nov '11

I have them too some are flat and a few are a little bumpy

sandra marie! Due March 15; 1 child; Oregon 912 posts
18th Nov '11
Quoting AMBER LYNN[Mason's Mommy]:" *watching* I have it too and I have no idea what it is. I noticed it a few months after my son was born ... [snip!] ... in his doctors office under the florescent lighting. They could have been there before, but I never took notice to them. "

I googled & saw they could be a sign of cancer, that's why I'm worried. I have a doctors appt December 9th, so hopefully I will find out what they are.

sandra marie! Due March 15; 1 child; Oregon 912 posts
18th Nov '11
Quoting Death By Boob Juice:" It's called Purpura (if it's what I'm thinking of) it can be a symptom of many different things though."

Yeah, I think that's what it's called. I'm always thinking something is wrong with me lol.

sandra marie! Due March 15; 1 child; Oregon 912 posts
18th Nov '11
Quoting P&H's mom:" KP gets worse if you gain weight. They make special soaps for it."

When I had my son the KP did spread down my arms & legs.
Do you know what soap?

The Great Mustachio Suck It, PO, Uzbekistan 9383 posts
18th Nov '11
Quoting sandra marie!:" Yeah, I think that's what it's called. I'm always thinking something is wrong with me lol."


My son developed something called Henoch-Schonlein purpura. They thought I'd abused him until I saw these little purpura under his balls.

sandra marie! Due March 15; 1 child; Oregon 912 posts
18th Nov '11
Quoting Makeup Geek:" I have them too some are flat and a few are a little bumpy"

Mine are all flat. How long have you had them?

Makeup Geek 34 kids; Fiji 1904 posts
18th Nov '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting sandra marie!:</b>" I googled & saw they could be a sign of cancer, that's why I'm worried. I have a doctors appt December 9th, so hopefully I will find out what they are."</blockquote>



Fucking shit now I'm freaking out I have an appointment on Monday

sandra marie! Due March 15; 1 child; Oregon 912 posts
18th Nov '11
Quoting Death By Boob Juice:" My son developed something called Henoch-Schonlein purpura. They thought I'd abused him until I saw these little purpura under his balls."

Oh wow :(, mine are super tiny & red.

sandra marie! Due March 15; 1 child; Oregon 912 posts
18th Nov '11

I think the name I'm thinking of is petechiae.

AMBERLYNN[Masons Mommy]+1 Due October 29 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 194 posts
18th Nov '11
Quoting sandra marie!:" I googled & saw they could be a sign of cancer, that's why I'm worried. I have a doctors appt December 9th, so hopefully I will find out what they are."

Please let me know what your doctor says! my appointment is still a few months away. I was just reading online and found this. I have been trying to find possibilities online, and every time I do I read about this petechiae stuff.




Tiny red pin prick dots on the skin are most likely petechiae. Petechiae are caused by broken capillaries which result in a small amount of blood depositing in the skin. Most often, petechiae are benign findings but sometimes they can signify an underlying medical condition such as low platelets, anemia, bleeding disorder, or autoimmune disease.
The best evaluation for petechiae is with a physical exam and blood test to evaluate the platelet count.

MarissaPayne 2 kids; British Columbia 9950 posts
18th Nov '11

I have those too! Just started to notice I have them everywhere!