Blood Spots on Skin?

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Blood spots are a common and nonspecific medical sign, and their appearance could be an indicator of an underlying condition or be relatively benign. Blood spots can be classified as either petechiae or pupura. Petechiae are tiny, flat red or purple spots in the skin that appear suddenly in the skin. Pupura look like bruises under the skin, but were not the result of any trauma. The sudden appearance of petechiae, pupura, or any combination of the two can be symptomatic of any of the following: a side effect of anticoagulant medication, such as aspirin; a septic infection; platelet disorders; vascular disorders (such as hypertension or vasculitis); coagulation disorders; meningitis; or malnutrition (usually a deficiency of vitamins K, C, or B12, or folic acid).

Abnormal bleeding under the skin can result from any or none of the conditions on this list, so it is important to consult a doctor or other medical provider if blood spots appear suddenly and persist over time.
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Bleeding Into The Skin
When a blood vessel bursts, a small amount of blood escapes from the vessel and into the body. This amount of blood may show up just beneath the surface of the skin. Blood vessels burst for many reasons, but it is mostly caused by injuries to the affected area. Bleeding into the skin can appear as small dots (called petechiae) or in larger... More »
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