Petechiae on legs

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couchtater
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   Posted 6/16/2014 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Do any of you have petechiae on your legs? Petechiae is tiny blood vessels bursting causing pinpoint blood spots.

My legs are prone to swelling and lately I've seen a lot of patches of petechiae just under the skin.

If you have it what does your doctor say about it and do for it?
Joy
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tenXmom
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   Posted 6/16/2014 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I have that all the time, different body parts - I hear mine is from thin skin (whether prednisone or illness induced we're not so sure) - usually when I rub/bump against something but not hard enough to scrape or bruise -

A few weeks ago I washed my calf and shin too hard with a washcloth, it was a sad sight ;)

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Laura aka tenXmom
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Post Edited (tenXmom) : 6/16/2014 8:28:19 PM (GMT-6)


couchtater
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   Posted 6/17/2014 1:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow! Yours are very big, much bigger than mine.
Mine looks like someone poked me with a pin all over my legs. I sometimes have them on my face.
Yours looks like someone took a marker to you.

My mother has a blood disorder called MDS and if she just lightly bumps something she gets a huge place under the skin. Hers is related to getting older too.
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))
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