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

Date : 10-Apr-2014
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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?
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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
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