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Hi - I woke up with tiny dark blood spots

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney


Practicing since :2007

Answered : 4231 Questions

Posted on Mon, 4 Feb 2019 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Hi - I woke up with tiny dark blood spots (1-2 mm in size) on a slightly swollen lower half of my uvula. I have no cough or soreness/swollen neck glands, no temperature, feel fine, slight nasal drainage when I woke up. What might this be please?
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Petechiae, associated with trauma or viral infection

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to ask a doctor service
I have gone through your query and reviewed the attached photographs.
These are looking like petechiae which are usually caused by trauma or may be associated with viral infection.
I would recommend you to keep them under observation as they should resolve in few days.
If they don’t resolve in few days consult a doctor and go for clinical examination.
I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to answer any further queries.
Dr Asmeet
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