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I have what appears to be small broken blood vessels on my

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I have what appears to be small broken blood vessels on my ankles and lower legs. They do not ich or hurt and appeared suddenly. There was no injury to the area. What could this be?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 8 years ago.
What is your BP and Pulse ?
Any history of varicose veins ?
Do you have swollen blood vessels in lower limb ?
What medications are you taking ?

Kindly explain your symptoms in detail so as to answer you in a better way .
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

I typically have low blood pressure 120/90 or so

no varicose veins

no swollen blood vessels in lower limbs

I do have allergy issues. In the last week I have taken Caritin ( I usually don't take this)

and Bendryl and I recently started taking Advil.

I also had an Epi-pen shot very recently.

Could this be an allergic reatction to medication?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
It looks like a light red/purple rash on my ankles and 1/2 way up the back of my legs and on the top of my feet. No swelling.
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 8 years ago.
Are any other areas of the body involved ?
Any history of thyroid problems ?
Is the local temperature raised ?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

no other body parts involved

no history of thyroid problems

the local tempurature is cool.

Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 8 years ago.
Petechia is a small red spot on the body, caused by a minor hemorrhage (broken capillary blood vessels).

Petechiae may be a sign of thrombocytopenia (low platelet counts).

Further clinical examination is required in your case including blood work like Hb,TLC,DLC ,Platelet count ,ESR ,AEC .
Another possibility to be ruled out include
Allergic rash .
Varicose dermatitis

You should be seen by a dermatologist for further management .
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