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I have small red dots (the size of a pin prick) which are ...

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I have small red dots (the size of a pin prick) which are spread over my chest, shoulders, legs and arms, which I think is petechia? Is this indicative of a underlying problem as they don''t go away, and every so often a new one appears?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 8 years ago.
Hi

Can you send me a picture of these?

Have you any other symptoms?

When did this problem start?

Dr Jef
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I would be able to send you a picture, but not until after 9pm tonight! (working late tonight!) The spots first started appearing just over 10 years ago. They don't fade, and none have gone away since they stared appearing!

I'll send the pics through tonight, if that's ok.

Rob Cotterill
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 8 years ago.
Hi

Sure.

I'd be glad to take a look.

Dr Jef
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Apologies for not sending the pictures last night. Unfortunately I was working late and unable to take them.

I'll email them to you after 5pm GMT today.

Regards,

Rob Cotterill
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 8 years ago.
Hi

If you still want to post your pictures I can still have a look.

Dr Jef