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What causes small reddish dots above knee?

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Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha

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Posted on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I just noticed that I have serveral small red dots just above my knee on the front side of my legs. They do not itch or hurt etc. What could this be. I had a couple on my forearms the other day?
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
could be petechial spots could be due to low platelet count

Detailed Answer:
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Since they do not itch, it is less likely to be due to allergic reactions. The red dots could be petechial spots could be due to low platelet count. I would suggest you to get a routine blood count including platelet count done. You can upload the report using the facility on the upper right of this page.

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