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BuffyFan
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Every so often I get one petechiae. Starts out reddish then turns purple then fades. Usually occurs on the underside of my arm.

Right now, I have one. just one, on the inside of my elbow. I was wondering, is only having one something to worry about? I can't call it a rash because there's only one.

I have low white blood cells and low monocytes, lymphs and thrombocytes are normal.

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Could it be bartonella? Look up its symptoms and signs. Have you treated for bart before?
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BuffyFan
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no, not treating bart at the moment...don't know if it could be bart

I'd think I'd have petechiae all the time if I had bart???? not sure!

I will look up symptoms and signs though. thanks!!

I have a doc appt. in about 2 weeks, I'll mention it at my appt.

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I was told by a non LLMD that they were normal and part of aging.....

But then I have been told a lot of things.. You are right to check with your doc at the next appt.. Maybe take a picture in case it fades!

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I thought these indicated babesia as that is a red blood cell parasite and it is like the popping of the cell that we see.

Also seen in aging population. I have a lot of them and two even on my forehead. Bright red of course. I think I have too many to be just from aging.

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aging??!! I"m only 41 :/
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I have had tons of them for years regular doctor don't care one bit lyme doc say treat babsjust t

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I have lots and I just turned 36. I'm not treating my Lyme & cos though.

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I got several this week.
I am taking japanese knotweed now for the first time since three-four weeks ago

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I get these and other strange bruises for a period of 7-10 days every month.

Could the underside of your arm be from a pinch from a shirt seam, or from resting on a ledge of something?

I know if I rest my forearms on a table during that time frame I will get burst blood vessels.

Also on the bottom of my big toes.

I believe the cause, for me, is lyme and co because it is so cyclical.

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No, it's not from being pinched. I"ve been wearing tank tops/short sleeves, haven't been resting my arms on a table or anything.

I took pics yesterday. Glad I did cause it's already fading today.

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I have more and more of those everytime I look at my skin. Along with more mole/freckles, stretch marks, busted blood vessels. Something messes with the skin but I couldn't tell you what!

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well I found out I now have iron deficiency anemia. My doc said the petechiae *could* be related to it. I go back in a couple of weeks to retest. Doc said petechiae is usually related to low platelets.

sometime after I posted, a couple more popped up. I also had one the inside of my leg by my knee. This one was red but had a bruise around it.

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I have them ever since I started taking 1 adult aspirin per day. So it makes me think low platelets.
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Stephen Buhner mentions in his new book that mycoplasma can cause these bright red blisters, too.
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Old age my foot...I've seen plenty of women my age and older and they aint got em....

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