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I have blood spots that appear out of no where and then they eventually disappear. This occurs only on my arms. One minute I have nothing, the next minute one is there. There is never more than one or two on my arms. They range in size from a pinpoint to less then a half a dime or even less. I have not changed my diet. Have you any idea what they can be. I am a 73 year old vital woman who looks like 50. Have any answers?
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 years ago
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Depends on the size. Sometimes a few days, sometimes a week or two.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 years ago
the dermatologist had no possible diagnosis?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
None - He says he has no idea what they are. My internist said as long as they disappear they might be broken capillaries. I do not think that is correct, I know much to much about medicine.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 years ago
Do they look like bruises, or are they redder?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
purpleish red
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 years ago
I assume bleeding disorders and infectious processes have been considered and ruled out?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
What type of bleeding disorders or infectious processes are you discussing? By the way they are under the skin.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 years ago
Well, I'm not saying you have any of these, but low platelet counts or coagulation factor disorders could cause this, as could infectious diseases like Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, meningitis, syphilis, or gonorrhea>
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Platelet count is fine. No infectious diseases. I take very good care of myself. I guess you can't answer this for me and I thank you for your attempt. I will probably make an appointment with a doctor who specializes in blood disorders. Maybe someone is overlooking this.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 years ago
It's not that I can't give you an answer, but I needed all the information from you I could get. The above areas at least need to be checked. If all's well there, this may only be normal bruising from the fragile skin that some people of your age group have.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I hate to admit it but it very well be nothing to worry about. It just be my age which I just cannot accept because if you saw me you wouldn't believe it as I said before. My skin is very thin, you can see my veins very clearly. I do not bruise myself or hit anything, these marks just seen to appear. I get a little sting and I look at my arm and that's the way they appear. Only one at a time.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 years ago
One other question--could these be bites?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
No, not at all.
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