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What causes tiny red spots all over the body?

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Posted on Thu, 16 Jun 2016
Question: I have tiny red blood spots all over my body
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Cherry angiomas

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome,

From the picture you uploaded, the most likely thing these could be are cherry angiomas, especially if they are slightly raised.

Here are some pictures of cherry angiomas: http://www.dermnet.com/images/Cherry-Angioma

Usually cherry angiomas run in families. They are harmless but can be zapped and heal over with cautery or laser.

You should have a thorough skin evaluation once a year by a physician to make sure no malignant growths. But cherry angiomas are not cancerous, they are overgrowths of tiny blood vessels.

I hope this information helps. Please let me know if I can provide further information or clarification.
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Brief Answer: Cherry angiomas Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome, From the picture you uploaded, the most likely thing these could be are cherry angiomas, especially if they are slightly raised. Here are some pictures of cherry angiomas: http://www.dermnet.com/images/Cherry-Angioma Usually cherry angiomas run in families. They are harmless but can be zapped and heal over with cautery or laser. You should have a thorough skin evaluation once a year by a physician to make sure no malignant growths. But cherry angiomas are not cancerous, they are overgrowths of tiny blood vessels. I hope this information helps. Please let me know if I can provide further information or clarification.