Lyme and Blood Spots...connection?

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   Posted 8/26/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello. I was wondering if anyone has had any blood spots under their skin as an effect of Lyme disease? I noticed when I first became ill that I had a small purple spot on the top of my hand. It kind of looked like a purple freckle, but I have tons of freckles and could tell the difference. I decided I'd keep an eye on it to make sure it did not get bigger or anything and it eventually disappeared. I have been feeling pretty well in recent weeks, but started to feel not quite right in the last few days. Just some random problems, but then noticed that purple spot had come back the same place. A quick Google search revealed that blood spots are caused from infections and chronic inflammatory diseases, so I was wondering if anyone else here has had that problem before? Maybe a long shot, but worth asking.

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   Posted 8/26/2009 9:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Maj,

It may be petechiae. Look up petechiae pictures on google. There's a whole bunch of pics.
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   Posted 8/27/2009 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the reply.  I did come across the term petechiae when I was searching last night and it does look like that, except it is only one spot.  It seems with petechiae, people get several spots, so I'm not sure if it could be that, but it might be?

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   Posted 8/27/2009 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I have these spots all over my arms, chest and legs. Some are the pin point purple dots amidst the spider veins, some are just red spots.

It does look similar to petechiae.

Do you know what this means, CG?

MAJ, I have a couple that look similar to something else, I don't remember the name. But will look it up again later.

I will now be gone for the day and will check back this eve.
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