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Petechiae & leukemia?!

trappedinmyhead

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A few weeks ago I noticed some 11-12 red spots on my thighs that didn’t blanche when I pressed on them. My mind immediately went into overdrive because I remembered a friend of mine mentioning red spots on his girlfriend’s legs right before she was (incorrectly) diagnosed with leukemia. A quick google search was all I needed for the anxiety to set in. I eventually convinced myself though that it was because I had been wearing tight jeans for a few days, and my anxiety subsided, especially after they disappeared a couple of days later. But a few reappeared again yesterday, again on my thighs. And I’ve taken a closer look at my body and i have these tiny tiny ones spread out on my arms, much smaller than the ones on my thighs, i had to look really closely to spot them. Now I’m in complete panic mode. Please help.
 

paramoron003

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Tiny, spaced out red spots? A lot of people have them, pretty sure it's genetics. It sounds like the ones on your legs went away when your anxiety subsided, so it could be a skin problem related to that? I'd hedge my bets on anxiety, or irritation from your clothing. If they reappear and stay for longer than a few days I'd probably see a doctor/dermatologist, but it really doesn't sound like anything abnormal.
 

mollyfin

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I get petechiae a lot. It always freaks me out at least a little, but it's never been a sign of a serious problem. Usually from carrying a shoulder bag or sleeping on my arm weird. Once both my legs were covered with them after I stood for a few hours in mildly abrasive pants. It's really just a form of bruising. If you're absolutely covered in them it's a cause for concern, but a few generally isn't.
 

Givethanks82

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I have same thing. Often times they turn into cherry angiomas or brown spots. I think a lot of people get them.
 
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