Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
196 Doctors are Online

What do red spots on buttocks indicate? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Apr-2014
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1777 Questions
User:I noticed on my sons buttocks just on the right side he was tiny red dots, tonight I noticed some on his stomach near his rib cage. It's like the size of a pin head, they are not raised it's flat. What could this be?
Please proceed with your query
Doctor:oh, hi
Doctor:I remember you!
Doctor:Hows it going?
User:Yea I am concerned with these dots that popped up yesterday
User:Everything is good except these dots now
Doctor:Ok. Are they painful?
Doctor:Or itchy for that matter?
User:No he doesn't mind them, not itchy
Doctor:Alrighty, when you pressed on them, did they turn white?
User:No they are so tiny
Doctor:Ok, sounds like petichiae
Doctor:those are tiny little blood vessels that have burst open. It happens when the baby has to strain alot to pass a bowel movement
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor