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Question: petechiae


 jdcf - Mon May 14, 2007 11:45 am

I believe I have these on my chest and upper arm. Noticed them last night. There are only about 20 to 30 though and they are spread about, not clumped up.

I am 53 male. Have psoriatic arthritis. Take enbrel. No other problems but was having pain under rib cage, left side for a few days.

Since such small amount, do I need to check on this or see if more develop?

They are small, almost pinhead in size. Bright red. Flat and not raised. Some thing led me to a few websites that make me believe this is what is there.

Thanks so much for suggestions. My wife is sick, rejection of transplanted kidney, and doing 2nd dialysis. I need to be healty. I am being considered for donor. Will say that I have cysts and stones in the kidneys. This particular transplant center does not want to use my kidneys for that reason. Seems that it is not an issue at other transplant centers.

Anyway, if there is reason to be concerned, I need to be.

Take care.
John
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon May 14, 2007 12:06 pm

User avatar I would recommend that you have this checked out. Sometimes petechiae are associated with platelet problems (low or not working).

Best wishes.

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