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Two small red dots like snake bite on shoulder,lower back,back of thumb,not itchy,disappears after 1-2 weeks

Over the past several months I have noticed 2 small red dots(1/6 ) about a 1/4 apart, almost like a snake bite . One is not as prominent as the other. They do not itch . They appear on various parts of the body; shoulder , lower back, back of the thumb . They usually stay for about a week or two and do not change appearance.
Asked On : Tue, 27 Mar 2012
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Hi Douglas,
Thanks for writing in.
The spots that you are talking about , sound like petechiae, which can occur randomly in different places in response to slight trauma. These are actually produced when the smallest capillaries rupture due to trauma. These are seen in large numbers when someone has a bleeding problem like a low platelet count or liver disease.
You need not worry about this and you should be fine.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Tue, 27 Mar 2012
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