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My son started school and carries his back back each day on

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My son started school and carries his back back each day on his shoulders. I noticed this red mark that is NOT raised on his shoulder. Like a petechie. I'm frantically wooried. He has no other symtpoms and great appetite and energy. Could this be from
the back back rubbing? It is a little more red then this look in the photo and on his shoulder.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Another picture
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Without flash. You can see a small mark under it. In a line kind of like from a strap perhaps???! Worried about something blood related
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for your question.

I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.

This does not seem to be due to blood disorder.

It can be from a trauma, bite, rubbing.

It would subside gradually.

Please do not get scared.

If it enlarges or if he develops any pain, fever or any other symptom, please get it examined by doctor.

I hope this information will be helpful.

If you have any query, please feel free to ask.

If you are happy with my answer please click on the Excellent/Good rating.

Wish his healthy life.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok so with a blood problem there are other symptoms present or more wide spread petachie not one spot?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

With blood coagulation problem there can be more symptoms like blood in urine, more spots.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Or something else like a blood disease like a cancer would be more symptoms? Not just one spot? I'm so
Panic I googled petechie and am worried
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

yes there will be more spots, swollen glands in case of cancer.

Pl do not panic.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. So this is probably just rubbing
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

I wrote about the probables before.

Those are the likely cause.